The T-40 was a amphibious tank and intended to replace the T-38. Few were produced because of the war's outbreak, and its non-amphobious relative the T-60, was adopted in its place
The original version of the T-60 light tank was distinctive because of its use of spoked raodwheels. The later production batches of the T-60 used convex disc roadwheels, and had additional armour on the turret sides and front.
The SU-76 was based on the lengthened T-70 tank chassis. This version entered production in 1942, but was so plagued with engine and transmissions problems that it had to completely redesigned. A small number of SU-76s saw combat in the winter of 1942-43, but were quickly withdrawn from frontline service until the improved SU-76M became available.
The original version of the ZSU-37 was based on the failed SU-76 chassis. Necessary corrections to the powertrain delayed development of this anti-aircraft vehicle. A small number of the ZSU-37 were built in 1944 and 1945, but is was never entirely succesfull because inadequate turret traverse speed.
The T-70 and T-80 light tank were developed because of the sluggishness of the T-60 in rough terrain, and its inadequate gun. Even the 45mm gun of the T-70 was hardly adequate against German tanks in 1943. One of the main problems with the T-70 was that it had only a single turret crewman. This problem was addressed in the T-80 which had a two-man crew.
In August 1941, Odessa was surrounded and cut off from supplies of tanks.The Januari Uprissing Factory proposed that tractors be armoured as improvised tanks. Stz-5 tractors and KhTZ-3 tractors were fitted with boiler plate sandwiched with wood or rubber sheeting to provide more protection from small arms. The armament on these tanks varied. Totall of 68 these Odessa Tanks were built. Most are different. They were eventually called NI-Tanks (Na Ispug: Terror Tanks)
(Follow information is the tank on the pictures not original, but a replica.)
The T-50 was designed to replace the T-26 infantrytank, but only a small number were built because of his high cost and complexity. It served with a tankbrigade in Karelia fightings the Fins where it was known as the "Little Klim" a reference to its similarity in appearance to the KV tank.
SU-14BR-2 Prototype - built in 1939 with chassis parts from T28 and T35 with a 152mm naval gun.
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