A WWII tank collection just wouldn"t be complete without a Russian tank, and what better Russian tank than the T34, highly regarded as the finest all-round tank of WWII. Line this highly detailed T34/76 tank next to the German Tiger I and U.S. Sherman and get a true sense of WWII battlefield action.
Introduced in 1940, the Russian T34 was designed for high production levels, featuring a very simplified structure. Powered by a highly fuel efficient 500hp V-2 12-cylinder diesel engine, and fitted with Christie type suspension, the T34 boasted efficiency and mobility. The T34/76 was mounted with a monstrous 76.2mm gun, and used innovative sloped armor. Featuring the perfect balance of superior defense, mobility, striking power, maintenance and mass production, the T34 is widely regarded as the best all-round tank of WWII. The 1941 T34/76 featured distinctive cast turret and hand rails for the crew on the hull and turret. Widely deployed in the 1943 Battle of Kursk, the T34/76 spearheaded a hard-fought counter attack against German Tiger I and Panther tanks.
Like other tanks featured in this fantastic series, the T34/76 also features a die-cast lower hull. The added heaviness ensures that even this compact 138mm model features solid, realistic weight. The suspension arms are also molded as a single piece to provide extra strength and stability. For an easy finish, the die-cast lower hull even comes pre-coated.