The T-34 was a Soviet medium tank produced from 1940 to 1958, often credited as the most effective, efficient and influential tank design of WWII. First produced at the KhPZ factory in Kharkov, it was the mainstay of Soviet armored forces throughout WWII. It was the most produced tank of the war, and the second most produced tank of all time. At its introduction, it was the tank with the best-balanced attributes of firepower, mobility, protection and ruggedness. The design and construction of the tank were continuously refined during the war to enhance effectiveness and decrease costs. In early 1944, the improved T-34/85 was introduced with a more powerful 85-millimeter gun and a three-man turret design. Constructed of die-cast metal and plastic, the hull has battle-damaged fenders, a machine gun and maintenance hatches. The turret rotates 360 degrees, has an elevating metal cannon, two antennas, a commander figure and rubber tracks that roll on road wheels.
Forces of Valor Russian T-34/85 Tank Eastern Front, 1944:
- This Forces of Valor replica is based on a Russian T-34/85 Tank deployed on the Eastern Front in 1944
- Features rubber tracks that roll on road wheels, 360 degree rotating turret, elevating metal cannon, 2 antennas and a commander figure
- Hull features battle-damaged fenders, a machine gun and maintenance hatches
- Made of die-cast metal and plastic
- 1:72 scale
- Model# 85083