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Soviet T-26 and the 45 mm gun

Discussion in 'Information Requests' started by Kai-Petri, Apr 5, 2021.

  1. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

    Jul 31, 2002
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    Always wondered about this. Maybe there is no answer. If the Germans had enough fire power to destroy the Soviet tanks, could the cupola with the 45 mm gun be dug into the ground and be of more value. There were 10,000+ T-26´s available. I know the Germans used the Panther cupola and gun as bunkers in Italy 1944.

    Anyway, the Soviets did not do this but could the idea have any support in the Forums? I mean, 45 mm gun is a pretty good size for a gun in 1941, I think.


    With less engineering sophistication than contemporary western models, the T-26 was ideally suited for mass-production and ultimately the 10,000th vehicle was built in September 1939.

    In June 1941, the Red Army had 10,268 T-26 tanks of all models and variants.

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