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"Preparation of materiel

1. Tanks

Tank

Amount

Unit Cost

Total Cost

T-26 small tank

3500

40,000

140,000,000

T-26 infantry carrier

500

40,000

20,000,000

BT fast tank

2000

70,000

140,000,000

T-28 medium tank

825

100,000

82,500,000

T-35 large tank

150

125,000

18,750,000

T-75 tank

25

250,000

6,250,000

T-33 and T-41 reconnaissance tanks

3000

13,000

39,000,000

Total

10,000


446,500,000


Spare parts:
For tank

Total cost

T-18

3,200,000

T-24

350,000

T-26

30,000,000

BT

35,000,000

T-28

9,000,000

T-35

2,500,000

T-75

1,000,000

T-33 and T-41

4,000,000

T-27 tankette

7,500,000

Total spare parts

92,550,000

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Unfortunately, the source doesn't say what year this budget came from. There are some hints though. The T-33 is a precursor of the T-37A tank. A prototype was built in the spring of 1932, but the tank did not do well in trials and was not accepted for mass production. Presumably, this budget was composed shortly before the decision to not produce the tank was made. The T-41 was also an amphibious reconnaissance tank, which underwent trials in the fall of 1932. The fact that Grotte's TG-1 tank is absent from the list altogether and the T-24 is only listed in the spare part production section agrees with this timeframe. This seems about the right time that something like a superheavy tank that cost twice as much as a T-35 would still be considered viable. 

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