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"1944 - Red Army Tank Regiments far from T-34s" Topic


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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2020 10:44 p.m. PST

"Even as late as 1944, Red Army tank units were far from being populated entirely by T-34s. Sometimes colourful mixes like these went into battle, and their owners had to put up with a gently used fleet…."

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gamershs19 Mar 2020 8:59 p.m. PST

I was reading through a TO&E listing and a guards tank brigade was converted from T-34/85 to Shermans. At first it looked crazy but the Sherman was known for it's reliability and if you broke through the Shermans could be used to exploit the breakthrough.

arealdeadone20 Mar 2020 4:38 a.m. PST

The Soviets used hundreds of BTs and T-26s Manchuria in 1945. There was also a T-26 equipped regiment still slugging it out in Finland in 1944.

Gamers I suspect the T-34 to Sherman was purely a logistics exercise. Not uncommon to standardise or degrade units to meet logistics requirement.

Eg even in the 1950s there were ANG units that switched from jets to P-51s!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2020 12:10 p.m. PST

Thanks!.

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