The T-34 is instilled in popular tank culture as a robust Soviet icon that was mass-produced by the thousands. Yet, by 1943, Soviet engineers were already looking to beef it up with a little extra protection against large-caliber guns. The resulting V T-34 shielded —this week's Collector's Gem—features spaced armor, improved DPM, and better penetration.
Initial trials proved successful, with this brother repelling 37 mm and 50 mm anti-tank rounds. All prototypes were hastily thrown into one of the biggest armored conflicts of all time—the Battle of Kursk. Most vehicles were lost but not forgotten—in real life or in World of Tanks.
A versatile brute with similar attributes to its predecessor, the T-34 shielded can count on a great shell velocity with 0.43 m dispersion at 100 m, solid 1,650 HP/min DPM, and high 120 / 150 / 38 mm penetration values. Add a 56km/h top speed, fancy spaced armor, a fast-firing gun, and good depression angles into the mix, and you'll have a fearsome Tier V Soviet medium tank!
Put these attributes—and your skills—to the test and add this historical gem to your Garage today.
T-34 shielded Offers
Available from August 3 at 07:00 CEST (UTC+2) through August 5 at 07:00 CEST (UTC+2).