The legendary Soviet medium tank enjoyed a number of improvements, based on the extensive combat experience of the older machines. The turret cupola was replaced with a standard hatch, and a new 5-step gearbox was installed. These tanks were built at various plants, and a variety of refinements were made by each manufacturer.
The chassis also bore the new MG DT 7.62mm, in case unarmored enemies approached the field.
T-34 tanks were often employed in amphibious landings, when mobile infantry required tank support.
In 1942 alone, 12,572 units were issued.
Secondary: 2 × 7.62mm DT