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Another view on the beginning of the World War 2

This page is based on Vladimir Rezun's (a.k.a.Victor Suvorov) books...

 
  

Stalin had not only about 7800 "light" BT-tanks.

In the summer, 1941 he also had:

  

KV-1   (About 540 units at 22.06.1941)

 
heavy tank had been  made in 1940
Weight: 47,5 tn
Armour:75mm front,side and head
                    40mm top,bottom and rear side
Ammo:76-mm ZIS-5 gun
               4 x 7,62 mashine gun
                                 1 x 7,62 anti-aircraft mashine gun
      Engine:600 hP  V-2K diesel
MaxSpeed:35 km/h
Range:250 km 

KV-2   (About 200 units at 22.06.1941)

heavy tank had been made in 1940
       Weight: 52 tn 
Armour:75mm front,side and head
                     40mm top,bottom and rearside
Ammo:152-mm ML-19 gun
            4 x 7,62 mashine gun
                              1 x 7,62 anti-aircraft mashine gun
Engine:600 hP  V-2K diesel
MaxSpeed:34 km/h
   Range:250 km

T-28   (About 500 units at 22.06.1941)

middle  tank had been made in 1933-40
       Weight: 32 tn 
Armour:50-80mm front and head
                     40mm top,bottom and rearside
Ammo:76,2-mm PS-3 gun
                       4 x 7,62 mashine gun
        Engine:500 hP  M-17
     MaxSpeed:40 km/h
   Range:170 km
(This  is the last upgrade data of the  T-28 
after "winter war"39-40)
  

  Stalin  had also: about 1200 of T-34( the best  tank of  WW2), 60 of  heavy, but "old"

(made in 1934-1939) T-35 and many really  light

T-26,T-38,T-40,T-50 and T-60 tanks (about 10000-12000)...

Hitler attacked USSR with 3660 tanks...

There was no other  way out.


One story about...              .


 

IS-2

 heavy tank had been made in 1943
Weight: 46 tn
Armour:120 mm front
                100mm head
                    90mm side
Ammo:122-mm D-25 gun
               3 x 7,62 mashine gun
    Engine:520 hP  V-2 IS diesel
MaxSpeed:40 km/h
Range:180 km