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New Turret, Old Gun

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The 85 mm gun and enlarged turret for the T-34 were developed as separate projects. I already wrote about what happens when you put the 85 mm gun in the standard hex turret, but there was also the option for the opposite: an enlarged turret with the same 76 mm F-34.

T-34 with the F-34 gun (left) and D-5 gun (right)


Production T-34

T-34 with 1600 mm turret ring and D-5 gun

T-34 with 1600 mm turret ring and F-34 gun

Combat weight

31,400 kg

32,700 kg

32,800 kg

Armament




Cannon

1 76 mm F-34

1 85 mm D-5

1 76 mm F-34

Machineguns

2 DT

2 DT

2 DT

Armour




Front

45 mm

45 mm

45 mm

Sides

45 mm

45 mm

45 mm

Rear

45 mm

45 mm

45 mm

Top

20 mm

20 mm

20 mm

Floor

20 mm

20 mm

20 mm

Turret

54 mm (cast)

54 mm (cast)

54 mm (cast)

Ammunition




Cannon rounds

97

55

106

Machinegun rounds

3599

2745

4148

Grenades

20

20

20

Crew

4

5

5

Gun elevation

30 degrees

23 degrees

20 degrees

Gun depression

-5 degrees

-5 degrees

-5 degrees

Fuel capacity

870 L

860 L

860 L

covered by armour

600 L

590 L

590 L

not covered by armour

270 L

270 L

270 L

Observation devices

10

10

10

slits in turret

2

1

1

slits in commander’s cupola

5

5

5

driver’s mirror prisms

2

2

2

MK-IV devices in the cupola

1

1

1

MK-IV devices in the turret

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1

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