The T-34 shielded was developed at the height of the Second World War by the Research Institute-48 and Plant No. 112. Their intent was to upgrade the classic T-34 and provide more protection against anti-tank rounds. All of the prototypes were sent to the frontline including one of the biggest armored conflicts of all, the Battle of Kursk. While all the actual vehicles were eventually lost to enemy fire, the T-34 shielded with its spaced armor, fast-firing gun and good depression angles is once more available in the Premium Shop.