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T-34
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Faction - NAPA
- Takistani Army
- Takistani Rebels
Type Light Tank
Seats 4 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Gunner
  • 1× Commander
  • 1× Hull Gunner
Item capacity Max:
  • 10× Weapons
  • 100× Magazines
Top speed ~ 52 km/h
Fuel capacity 1000 L
Primary armament Main:
  • 1× ZiS-S-53 85 mm
Secondary armament Secondary:
  • 1× DT 7.62 mm

Coaxial:

  • 1× DT 7.62 mm
Variants None
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The T-34 is a Light Tank that is used by NAPA guerillas, the Takistani Army, as well as in limited numbers with anti-government rebels in ArmA 2.

Overview Edit

  • Role:
    • Fire support
« T-34 production started during WWII in 1941. The tank is quite simple in comparison with modern tanks and thus is very easy to operate.
It is armed with an 85mm cannon and two 7.62mm machineguns.
Armoury Description
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Design Edit

Then-considered a technologically innovative design, the T-34 was created to address the shortcomings of the earlier BT series of tanks in use by the Soviet Armed Forces. It was first developed in 1936 and had its early prototypes in production by 1939-1940. The T-34's main attributes are its simple design, which makes it easy to mass produce and repair.

Armament
It is armed with an 85 mm gun and has a coaxially-mounted 7.62 mm medium machine gun. A second forward-facing 7.62 mm MMG is also fixed to the front-right section of the hull.

The standard loadout of the T-34 gives the main gun 10 rounds of armor-piercing (AP) and 33 rounds of high-explosive (HE) shells.

The coaxial and hull DT machine guns on the other hand, are each pre-loaded to feed from one 60-round belt, and have a further four belts in reserve for a total of 600 rounds combined (with each having access to 300 rounds worth of belts).

Features
Though largely outdated, its World War 2-era 85 mm gun remains as a potent weapon, and can still be used to destroy modern Armoured Personnel Carriers like the AAVP-7A1 or the Stryker if they are caught unaware.

Its plentiful supply of HE shells also makes it useful as an mobile anti-infantry gun, though the T-34 will still need support from other units and defilade to hide behind to protect itself from anti-tank weapons.

Drawbacks
Unsurprisingly, the T-34 is basically identical to its (slightly) newer counterpart in that it hardly fares any better against other modern vehicles.

Not only does it lack the firepower of other AFVs, its armour protection is inferior to even MRAPs like the Dingo 2 CZ and is virtually non-existent, which leaves its crew vulnerable to all anti-armour weapons, land mines, as well as large calibre small arms fire. Heavy machine guns are especially able to penetrate through its thin armour, which can result in damage to either the hull or even the crew inside.

Naturally, the T-34's gun is completely useless against modern Main Battle Tanks. The American M1A1 and the Russian T-90 alike will take very little damage unless their engines are hit repeatedly with multiple direct hits with AP shells. In addition, the entire supply of the T-34's AP shells will be needed to destroy them in this way.

Another major weakness of the T-34 is its high profile; it is surprisingly taller than most modern tanks (especially compared to the T-55). As such, it can be visually identified and targeted more easily from long distances.

Crew Capacity
The T-34 has maximum crew capacity of four that consists of the driver, two gunners (one for the main gun and another for the hull gun), and a commander. It cannot carry any additional passengers or crew.

Camouflage Edit

  • Desert: Standard two-tone desert tan/olive green camouflage scheme. Used on Takistani Army-operated T-34s.
  • Olive: Dark olive green paint scheme. Only used by NAPA and rebel T-55s.

Trivia Edit

  • The in-game T-34 is limited to only a crew of four. Real-world "T-34-85" tanks (which the ArmA 2 version is based on due to it being armed with an 85 mm gun) are actually capable of holding up to five at a time.

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See also Edit

Vehicles of comparable role and configuration Edit