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Most numerous Russian tank in 1941...

Post by PanzerKing » 08 May 2003 23:16

What tank(s) did the Russians use the most in 1941? I know the T-34 wasn't used in significant numbers until the end of 41'. Was it the T-70 or T-28?

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Post by daveh » 09 May 2003 02:28

Soviet tank holdings 22/6/41

KV 508
T34 967
T28 500
BT series 6000
T26 series 11000
T37/38/40 4222

total 23197
plus 4819 armoured cars

Red Army handbook 1939 -45
Zaloga and Ness ISBN 0 7509 1740 7

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Post by ChristopherPerrien » 09 May 2003 04:08

That was my bet, the T-26 followed by BT7,BT5

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Post by PanzerKing » 09 May 2003 04:26

Thanks once again!

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Post by savantu » 20 May 2003 21:24

daveh wrote:Soviet tank holdings 22/6/41

KV 508
T34 967
T28 500
BT series 6000
T26 series 11000
T37/38/40 4222

total 23197
plus 4819 armoured cars

Red Army handbook 1939 -45
Zaloga and Ness ISBN 0 7509 1740 7

I know 677 KV1 and 1363 T34s.

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Post by Starinov » 20 May 2003 21:47

savantu wrote:I know 677 KV1 and 1363 T34s.
What is your source, Savantu?

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Post by Andy H » 20 May 2003 23:16

Zaloga,Kinnear & Sarson's work within the Osprey series of books states that over 700 KV series tanks were produced by the outbreak of war but only 508 had been issued to field units.

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