Friday, February 11, 2022


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Back to the topic of the Russian T-34 tank from the era of the Second World War.

T-34 generally rated as the BEST general purpose tank of the conflict.

Comparisons between those various general purpose tanks of the war difficult and fraught with danger as to evaluation. Depending on the beholder and their prejudices a lot depends.

See previous pertinent blog entries the topic the T-34:

Consider also this You Tube video a much more nuanced and correct [?] evaluation and comparison the T-34 [Model 1941] with regard to the German analog of the period, the Panzer III. Additional input from Chieftain.

"Comparing the Panzer III Ausf. H with the T-34 Model 1941 with respect to their qualities that are often not shown in the paper stats. As such we take a deeper more holistic look at Firepower, Ergonomics, Mobility, Armor and Communications. Based on Russian, German & US Sources."

Armor [tanks] as a rule normally rated with regard to: # 1 Protection. # 2 Firepower. #3 Mobility. This particular evaluation and comparison adds the aspects of # 4 Egronomics and # 5 Communications.

"ergonomics: noun - - 1. The applied science of equipment design, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort. 2. Design factors, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by minimizing operator fatigue and discomfort.
3. Biological science applied to study the relation between workers and their environments."

Panzer III generally superior to the T-34 with regard to both egronomics AND communications. 

Beutpanzer those captured T-34 placed into German service ONLY after addition of a radio AND a commander's cupola. Communication between German tanks and tank units great enhancing. Combat capability increased markedly?

Perceptions and preconceived attitudes are vital to a full understanding here? With regard to a duel between Panzer III and T-34 everyone has their favorite, dissuasion hard to accept when met with facts?


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