The key to their success was sheer weight of numbers – there are tales of T-34s being cast in great roadside ditches, tanks rolling directly out of the factory and into battle without paint, or even without tracks!
The 1941 pattern (shown above) has what is probably the most recognisable T-34 turret with its heavily sloped sides and large forward opening tank commanders hatch. It is this variant of the T-34/76 that caused such consternation amongst the Germans as its sloped armour meant many anti-tank projectiles bounced off or failed to penetrate the thicker armour.
Have A Great Battle!
The Old Crow