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Museum of the Armored

T34_85

T34_85

Armed with a 85 mm gun and heavy 4 tons of shielding, the T34-85 is in late 1943, the latest evolution of the original T34-76 which made General Guderian say he was the best tank in the world .

Weighing 35 tons instead of 26,5 while retaining the same diesel engine of 600 CV, this version lost a little mobility but its qualities of robustness and hardiness remained intact. The T34-85 equipped most of the satellites of the USSR and still fought in Vietnam in 1975. Its large caterpillars were little loaded (830 g / cm2) and its range of 450 km was remarkable.