METAL CANNON BAR - TOWING CABLE IN ROPE - GLUABLE RUBBER TRACKS, IN ALTERNATIVE LINK AND LENGTH - PHOTO-ETCHED FRET - DECAL FOR 4 VERSIONS - COLOR INSTRUCTIONS
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The T-34 tank is certainly one of the most famous armored vehicles of the Second World War and represented the backbone of the Soviet Armed Forces during the conflict. The main innovations introduced by T-34 were the inclined front armor able to guarantee greater protection against the blows received and the adoption of wide tracks ideal for obtaining good mobility on any type of terrain. The first T-34s, armed with a 76 mm short-barreled gun, immediately gained an operational advantage against the most popular German tanks, such as the Panzer III and Panzer IV. In 1943 the T-34 was further improved with the adoption of a completely new turret, with thicker armor, capable of housing the long-barreled 85 mm gun.
Directly after WWII, the Korean peninsula was divided into two independent countries. The North Koreans became a client state of the Soviet Union. South Korea became an ally of the United States. The North Korean army received a large supply of soviet weapons including the T34/85. The tank was instrumental during the invasion of South Korea in June of 1950. It was initially superior to any tanks fielded by the south. It wasn't until UN forces arrived that the T-34 met its match against the Pershings and Centurion tanks.