WW2 photo of German soldiers on Russian T-34 tank @1942-43
German text on back says ‘Russian Panzer’
9 x 6.5 cm.
Image has some browning UR corner.
(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale).
The T-34 was a Soviet medium tank that had a profound and lasting effect on the field of tank design. Although its armour and armament were surpassed later in the war, it has been often credited as the most effective, efficient and influential tank design of the Second World War. At its introduction, the T-34 possessed an unprecedented combination of firepower, mobility, protection and ruggedness. Its 76.2 mm (3 in) high-velocity tank gun provided a substantial increase in firepower over any of its contemporaries; its heavy sloped armour was difficult to penetrate by most contemporary anti-tank weapons. When first encountered in 1941, the German tank general von Kleist called it "the finest tank in the world" and Heinz Guderian confirmed the T-34's "vast superiority" over existing German armour of the period.
Note: The sale of these items in no way supports the actions or philosophies of the Axis powers. I am selling the historical record.