Tuesday, September 15, 2015

More information on the T-34 tank

The book ‘Armored Champion: The Top Tanks of World War IIhas in chapter 1 a table showing the results of a Soviet study regarding the performance of the T-34 tank’s armor versus enemy rounds. The table shows the probability of penetration if hit and it is very interesting to note that till early 1943 the percentages are roughly 50-50. However from summer ’43 till March ’45 the percentage goes up to 88-97%, thus any round that hits the tank is almost certainly going to penetrate.

This is very interesting information, as it proves the vulnerability of the T-34 to the new German 75mm guns introduced in 1942-43, so I’ve included it in WWII Myths - T-34 Best Tank of the war and The German response against the Soviet T-34 and KV tanks.

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