T-34-85 – Soviet middle tank of the Second World War. The tank had been made operational in January, 1944. It was last updating of the tank T-34. More powerful 85-mm a gun was established in the new three-seat turret. Despite of increase of weight, the tank has kept mobility and maneuverability – important properties of the tank in combat.
In total was issued over 35 thousand tanks T-34-85, and together with the tank T-34-76, the general release has made about 70 – 80 thousand units. Officially tank T-34-85, was taken off from army of Russian Federation only in 1993.
After the war was ended T-34-85 in plenty’s was supplied in the states of Europe and Asia, where was used in wars, including Korean war and Six-day time war. T-34-85 today consists as arms in armies of some countries.
This model was constructed by me in 1978. Longest time took assemblage of chain-tracks, each part – separately. It was the real test. After that the assembly of wheels has seemed by easy walk.
It was my last model of my childhood. I could not return to my favorite occupation soon. The adult life began. I have matriculated, and time for entertainments practically did not remain.