A brand new Tier V Premium Soviet medium tank has entered Supertest today: T-34 Screened or T-34E. The development stage of the T-34 screens dates back to 1941. During late 1941 and early 1942, they entered mass production, to be afterwards installed on hundreds of T-34s. Later, the screens were ditched in favor of greater mobility and maintainability.
The spring of 1943 saw the “second coming” of screened T-34s. A batch of 46 tanks was sent to the front, carrying several different types of screens. All of these were developed at Plant 112 in Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod) to counter German 75mm HEAT shells.
Gameplay-wise, this tank is much like its progression counterpart. Apart from the protective screens on the sides of its turret and hull, and its 76mm gun with APCR shells as basic ammo, the T-34 Screened isn’t that different from the original T-34.
Initially designed to improve protection, the screened versions of the T-34 were “handmade” by engineers and tankers themselves. Additional armor plates, jerry-rigged over regular armor, were a common frontline solution. There were also attempts to manufacture reinforced concrete screens. Though these factory-made screens never entered mass production, they underwent battle testing.
T-34 Screened Pictures
The following information is from Supertest and it’s subject to change before final release.
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