Russian tanks

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  1. CaptSherman

    CaptSherman New Member

    Which was the best tank the Russians had during WWII?
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  2. Diptangshu

    Diptangshu Active Member

    T 34 and its variants.
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  3. georgew

    georgew Member

    Best all round tank was probabl;y the T34, specifically the T34/85 with its improved firepower. As for giant tanks that could mix it with the Tiger then you are probably looking at the IS2, not so good as an all-rounder but virtually impregnable if you wanted a road blocked.
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  4. vashstampede

    vashstampede Active Member

    The best in term of won the war was T-34 because it was easy to produce, and it has good mobility, firepower, and protection.

    However, the strongest 1 on 1 Russian tank was IS-2. It is a heavy tank meant for dealing with German Tigers.

    I remember in one of the history shows, they talked about how a few German Tiger tanks rushed into a village after knocked out a few T-34, then they came face to face with a giant tank which they first thought was a captured King Tiger. It was actually an IS or IS-2 I couldn't remember. They did knock it out because it was a surprise attack and point blind range.
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  5. cavtrooper

    cavtrooper Member

    The T-34,hands down.Tough,reliable and simple,and produced in great numbers.
  6. Wehrmachtmad

    Wehrmachtmad New Member


    not because of its practicality (or its lack of practicality) but more because it sums up the russian mentality completely
    "whats better than a tank with one gun?"
    "a tank with two guns?"
    "pfft try three, and 6 machine guns"

    but if we are being sensible, then either T-34 or KV-1
  7. Diptangshu

    Diptangshu Active Member

    KV 1[Kliment Voroshilov] was too heavy,lack of radio set, gun-sight was poor,mobility was poor too.Criticism was enough there which led to produce KV 1S[lighter one] in '43.It was[1] more expensive than T 34 too .

    It never able to penetrate the frontal armour of Tiger there. Its next variant KV 2 thus made for bunker-bluster.Again,its mobility was not satisfactory...
  8. Will

    Will love WW2

    I think the T-34/85 was the best soviet tank, it's L/60 cannon could penetrate the side and even front armor of the tigers and panthers, whereas the t-26 and BT-5 were completely obsolete in every field of combat.
  9. Interrogator#6

    Interrogator#6 Active Member

    The other day I heard the deciding factor in Fall and Spring was the width of Soviet treads being far wider than the German tanks, enabling them to maneuver through MUD.
  10. Diptangshu

    Diptangshu Active Member

    [quote="Interrogator#6, post: ....... the width of Soviet treads being far wider than the German tanks, enabling them to maneuver through MUD.[/quote]
    Yes, the Tigers had to cary two tracks, 20.5" for transportation and 28.0" for combat. It wasn't enough to remain rolling on overlapping wheels which carried a sheer tonnage, over a coolest muddy tarrain! As a reasult, it became an easy pray for Red Army what they loved to collect by early mornings, on its jammed wheels.

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