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Russian Armor Identification Guide

This is an identification guide for Russian tanks and armored vehicles used from 1931-1945. If anyone has questions or suggestions, please contact Vern@GermanDaggers.com.

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Tanks





T-27 Tankette - produced 1931-1933
7.62mm DT machine gun
3,328 produced



T-26 Light Tank - produced 1931-1941
45 mm 20K mod. 193234 gun, 7.62mm DT machine gun
11,218 produced



BT Light Tank - produced 1932-1941
45 mm Mod. 32 gun, 7.62mm DT machine gun
8,060 produced



T-50 Light Tank - produced 1941-1942
45 mm Model 1938 gun, 7.62mm DT machine gun
69 produced



T-60 Light Tank - produced 1941-1942
20 mm TNSh cannon, 7.62mm DT machine gun
6,292 produced



T-70 Light Tank - produced 1942-1943
45 mm gun Model 38 gun, 7.62mm DT machine gun
8,226 produced



T-80 Light Tank - produced 1943-1944
45 mm gun Model 38 gun, 7.62mm DT machine gun
120 produced



T-28 Medium Tank - produced 1932-1941
76.2mm KT-28 cannon, 4-5 7.62mm DT machine guns
503 produced



T-34 Medium Tank - produced 1940-1941
76.2mm F-34 gun, 2 7.62mm DT machine guns
1,225 produced



T-34-76 Medium Tank - produced 1941-1944
76.2mm L-11 gun, 2 7.62mm DT machine guns
33,805 produced



T-34-85 Medium Tank - produced 1944-1945
85 mm ZiS-S-53 gun, 2 7.62mm DT machine guns
21,048 produced



T-44 Medium Tank - produced 1944-1945
85-mm ZiS-S-53 gun, 2 7.62mm DT machine guns
965 produced



T-35 Heavy Tank - produced 1933-1938
76.2 mm Model 27/32 gun, 2 45 mm 20k guns, 5-6 7.62mm DT machine guns
61 produced



KV-1 Heavy Tank - produced 1939-1942
76.2 mm M41 ZiS-5 gun, 3-4 7.62mm DT machine guns
3,523 produced



KV-2 Artillery Tank - produced 1940-1941
152 mm howitzer, 3 7.62mm DT machine guns
334 produced



KV-1S Heavy Tank - produced 1942-1943
76.2 mm ZiS-5 gun, 3-4 7.62mm DT machine guns
1,232 produced



KV-85 Heavy Tank - produced 1943-1944
85 mm D-5T gun, 3-4 7.62mm DT machine guns
130 produced



IS-2 Heavy Tank - produced 1943-1944
A-19 122 mm gun, 3 7.62mm DT machine guns, 7.62mm DShK machine gun
3,590 produced



IS-3 Heavy Tank - produced 1943-1945
D25-T 122 mm gun, 3 7.62mm DT machine guns, 7.62mm DShK machine gun
2,311 produced



ZiS-30 Self-propelled Anti-tank Gun - produced 1941-1942
57 mm ZIS-2 gun, 7.62mm DT machine gun
101 produced



SU-14 Self-propelled Gun - produced 1940-1941
152 mm gun, 2 7.62mm DT machine guns
2 produced



SU-26 Self-propelled Gun - produced 1940-1941
76.2 mm Mod. 1927 gun
14 produced



SU-76 Self-propelled Gun - produced 1942-1945
76 mm ZIS-3Sh gun
14,292 produced



SU-122 Self-propelled Howitzer - produced 1942-1944
122 mm M-30S howitzer
1,150 produced



SU-85 Self-propelled Gun - produced 1943-1944
85 mm D-5T gun
2,644 produced



SU-100 Self-propelled Anti-tank Gun - produced 1943-1944
100 mm D-10S gun
2,495 produced



SU-152 Self-propelled Howitzer - produced 1943-1945
152 mm ML-20S howitzer
671 produced



ISU-152 Self-propelled Howitzer - produced 1944-1945
152 mm ML-20S howitzer, 12.7 x 108 mm DShK machine gun
4,635 produced



ZSU-37 Anti-aircraft Gun - produced 1945-
37 mm automatic (61-K) air defence gun
75 produced


Armored/Scout Cars





FAI Armored Scout Car - produced 1932-1936
7.62mm DT machine gun
636 produced



BA-20 Armored Scout Car - produced 1936-1945
7.62mm DT machine gun
2,013 produced



BA-64 Light Armored Car - produced 1942-1945
7.62mm DT machine gun
8,174 produced



BA-3/6 Heavy Armored Car - produced 1933-1938
45 mm 20-K gun, 2 7.62mm DT machine guns
554 produced



BA-10 Heavy Armored Car - produced 1934-1941
45 mm 20-K gun, 2 7.62mm DT machine guns
3,311 produced



BA-11 Heavy Armored Car - produced 1940-1941
45 mm 20-K gun, 2 7.62mm DT machine guns
18 produced


Miscellaneous





Katyusha Rocket Launcher - produced 1941-1945
4 to 48 Launch Rails for 82 mm, 132 mm, or 300 mm rockets
10,000 produced






Kommunar Artillery Tractor - produced 1924-1931
unarmed
504 produced



STZ-3 Light Artillery Tractor - produced 1931-1937
unarmed
3,658 produced



STZ-5 Light Artillery Tractor - produced 1933-1939
unarmed
7,170 produced



Komintern Medium Artillery Tractor - produced 1935-1941
unarmed
1,017 produced



Komsomulets T-20 Armored Artillery Tractor - produced 1937-1941
7.62mm DT machine gun
4,041 produced



Voroshilovets Heavy Artillery Tractor - produced 1939-1942
unarmed
1,017 produced



Ya-12 Artillery Tractor - produced 1943-1945
unarmed
1,666 produced