T-34 Model 1940-best looking tank ever?
November 2, 2014 in Armor
Or, can a tank even BE good looking? I think so. I saw a model of a T-90 the other day, man these new tanks are covered with “stuff” sticking out all over the place. I thought of my Dragon model 1940 built some years ago-perfection in design. The slope of the armor plates was beautifully melded in like a pyramid to deflect shots. The only flaw being the turret front overhanging the frontplate some. Anyhow I think it’s good lookin’, better even with the early 76.2mm gun and rounded mantlet. I had not the heart to smear mud on it, just dusted it some, just run a few miles from the factory. I hear the early T-34’s were built just as well as any Swiss watch, fine fitting with neat cuts and welds, and one ran halfway across Russia without breakdown. Only due to wartime pressure did they get ugly later. Anyway here she is the 34, beauty is as beauty does.
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