The most outstanding Soviet armored vehicles of World War II

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, which came out of the Second World War, one of the victorious countries, during the period between 1941-1945, has created a wide range of military equipment that can withstand the technologically advanced and well-equipped Wehrmacht troops. Some of the developed samples showed itself not only on an equal footing with the best models of the enemy, but in many ways superior to them.

A special role is played in the fighting armored vehicles, which during the war has had time to evolve significantly and at the final stage is a formidable force, the steel fist thrust into the very heart of the Third Reich. In this article we want to show you the most outstanding examples of armored vehicles during World War II, largely thanks to the victory of the Soviet Union which was provided.

Despite the important role of military equipment in any war, the primary role is always assigned to people - veterans, heroes of the time, who defended our common homeland.

Light tanks

T-50

Adopted in 1941. In all of its combat, technical and operational properties of the T-50 is considered one of the world's best tank in its class. Total was produced 75 pieces.

The most outstanding Soviet armored vehicles of World War II

T-70

Adopted in 1942. The apogee of the military service of T-70 was the Battle of Kursk, after which they began to disappear from the Red Army, although some specimens were used until the end of the war. The number of issued T-70 machine has become the second largest type of tanks in the Red Army 1941-1945. There were produced 8231 pcs

The most outstanding Soviet armored vehicles of World War II

Armored Car

BA-64

Adopted in 1942. BA-64 was set up on the chassis of all-wheel drive car GAZ-64. Armored Car actively used by Soviet troops in the summer of 1942 and until the end of the war, mainly as reconnaissance vehicles, but also for the direct support of the infantry. There were produced 9110 pieces.

The most outstanding Soviet armored vehicles of World War II

Medium tanks

T34

Adopted in 1940. Thanks to his fighting qualities of the T-34 has been recognized by a number of specialists the best medium tank of World War II. With its creation, the Soviet designers managed to find a balance between the main combat, operational and technological characteristics. T-34 is the most famous Soviet tanks and one of the most recognizable symbols of the Second World War. Total 33 929 units were produced.

The most outstanding Soviet armored vehicles of World War II

T-34-85

Adopted in 1944. He was one of the main Soviet tanks of the Second World War, and after its completion was the basis of the tank troops of the Soviet Army until the mid-1950s. Total produced over 35 000 pieces.

The most outstanding Soviet armored vehicles of World War II

Easy ACS

SU-76

Put into service in 1942. SU-76 was intended for fire support of infantry as light assault gun and tank destroyer. Total 14 292 units were produced.

The most outstanding Soviet armored vehicles of World War II

Average ACS

SU-100

Put into service in 1944. The first combat use of the SU-100 was held in January 1945, and later SU-100 were used in a number of operations of the Great Patriotic War and the Soviet-Japanese War. Total 4976 pieces were produced.

The most outstanding Soviet armored vehicles of World War II

Heavy ACS

ISU-152

Put into service in 1943. In general, ISU-152 model was quite successful universal heavy self-propelled artillery gun. The long life of the machine serves as a further confirmation of this in the Soviet army. Total 3242 pieces were produced.

The most outstanding Soviet armored vehicles of World War II

ISU-122

Put into service in 1943. ISU-122 is widely used in the final stages of World War II as a powerful fighter tanks and assault guns. Total 1735 pieces were produced.

The most outstanding Soviet armored vehicles of World War II

Heavy tanks

CV-1

Produced from March 1940 to August 1942. He took part in the war with Finland and the Great Patriotic War. Total 2769 pieces were produced.

The most outstanding Soviet armored vehicles of World War II

KV-2

This war machine was developed in January 1940 in connection with the urgent need of the Workers 'and Peasants' Red Army (RKKA) in a well protected tank with powerful weapons to fight the fortifications of the Mannerheim Line at the time of the Soviet-Finnish war of 1939-1940. Total 334 pieces were produced.

The most outstanding Soviet armored vehicles of World War II

KB-85

This war machine was developed in connection with the advent of the enemy's new heavy tank "Tiger". The index of 85 means the caliber of the main armament of the machine. Total 148 pieces were produced.

The most outstanding Soviet armored vehicles of World War II

IS-2

Adopted in 1944. In general, the tank is fully met the expectations of command as a means of strengthening quality parts and units destined for a breakthrough in advance and well-fortified enemy bands, as well as the assault on the city. Total 3 475 units were produced.

The most outstanding Soviet armored vehicles of World War II

IS-3

Adopted in 1945. Contrary to popular belief, occurs in older sources, IS-3 tanks were not used in the fighting of World War II, but the September 7, 1945 a tank regiment, armed with which consisted of these fighting vehicles took part in the parade of the Red Army in Berlin in honor of world war II, which made a strong impression on the Western allies of the USSR anti-Hitler coalition. Total 2311 pieces were produced.

The most outstanding Soviet armored vehicles of World War II