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Forces of Valor 801013B
KMDB T-34-85 Diecast Model
Soviet Army 95th Tank Bgd, 9th Tank Corps, #183, Berlin, Germany, May 1945, w/1 Figure

1:32 Scale   Length   Width
KMDB T-34-85   7.5"   3.75"

Although the German Military had known about the T-34 for quite a long time, it wasn't until they encountered it in combat that they realized how much of a step forward the tank was compared to previous Soviet designs.

Most noticeable was the glacis front plate of the Soviet T-34, which helped alleviate the impact from enemy weaponry. Even with these advances the T-34 was still outgunned and less damage resistant compared to its German counterparts. But the sheer quantity that the were able to produce the tank (almost 1200 a month at certain points in the war), gave the Soviets a massive advantage when it came to the number of tanks they could deploy at any one point.

The initial version of the T-34 was equipped with a 76mm main gun, however it proved to be insufficient against their main rivals, in particular Tiger and Panther tanks.

As a result, upgrading the firepower of the T-34s became essential to the Russian's ability to fight back against the invading Germans.

Eventually the military ordnance department upgraded the T-34 to an 85mm main gun which proved far more effective, and to distinguish the T-34s with different main guns, it was named T-34-76, and T-34-85 respectively.

KMDB T-34-85

Designed to replace the Soviet BT-5, BT-7 and T-26 infantry tanks, the T-34 was produced between 1940 and 1958. The T-34 is often regarded as one of the most successful and most influential tanks of the era. It was WWII's most highly produced tank and history's second most highly produced tank. The T-34 had a powerful engine, wide tracks and heavy armor. It was continuously refined, and by 1944 had gained a more powerful 85mm gun and a superior three-man turret design. The success of the T-34 can be measured in part by its longevity-by 1996, T-34s were still serving in 27 nations around the world.

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Forces of Valor

The "Forces of Valor" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military vehicles.

"Forces of Valor" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Moving tracks on detailed rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.

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