T-34-85 Medium Tank
The T-34 series, with its sloping armour, changed the principles of tank design during the war. The sloping, angular layout of the T-34 increased the effective armour thickness and also saw a larger proportion of shells deflected away than penetrated its armour. The introduction of the T-34 into action saw German tank design follow suit with similarly angled armour on the likes of the Panther and King Tiger. As German tank design came to the fore, the Soviet war machine once again raised the bar with the T-34/85.
The T-34/85, the very symbol of Soviet military strength in the Second World War, had a new turret to house the more powerful 85mm ZiS gun. A supremely rugged and reliable tank, the T-34/85 had excellent off-road capability, especially in the marshland or snow of the Eastern Front, and was easy for the crew to operate and maintain.
The T-34/85's great strength lay in its adaptation of the T-34/76 tank design which preceded it. This ensured a far smoother and faster production line than would have been the case with a completely new design. Another major advantage of the relatively simple design is the sheer number of tanks the Soviet tank factories could produce - by the summer of 1944 the Soviet war machine could produce more T-34/85s in a month than the Germans had Panther tanks in the whole of the Eastern Front!
With over 21,000 of the 57,000 T-34s built during WWII being T-34/85s, the Russian credo was clearly one of quantity over quality, although it was an unwise Panzer commander who discounted the ability of the T-34/85.
The T-34/85 would be used by many nations post-war. 120 were used during the invasion of South Korea in 1950. They proved highly effective in the early days of this action until newer NATO tanks arrived in theatre
Box contains 1 plastic tank, Bolt Action stat card, damage markers, leaflet and decal sheet.
Delivery During COVID-19 Lockdown
Our webstore remains operational for deliveries and click-and-collect. Orders will be fulfilled on a less frequent basis due to the store's limited opening times and also to minimise non-essential journeys. We are currently dispatching orders twice per week, on a Monday and Thursday morning.
This means that orders placed up until 16:00 on a Saturday will be marked as dispatched on the Saturday and then posted/collected on Monday morning, and orders placed from Saturday evening to Wednesday 16:00 will be marked as dispatched on Wednesday and posted/collected on Thursday morning.
Click-and-collect orders will be ready for collection a minimum of 20 minutes after they have been placed, and only on days which the store is otherwise open (presently Wednesday and Saturday)
If your order does not arrive after 30 days have passed from when we told you it was dispatched, please contact us and we will investigate.
Once we have investigated the circumstances surrounding the missing order, we will usually offer you one of the following two solutions;
1) If we have the item(s) in stock, we will offer to send the item again
2) Otherwise (or if you so choose) we will offer you a full refund.
If there is something missing from your order when it arrives, please contact us within 48 hours of receiving the order and we will do our best to rectify the problem.
We do our best to make sure that every order which leaves our store is securely packed, however, despite our best efforts; sometimes things do get damaged in the post. If an order is damaged in transit, please contact us within 48 hours of receiving the order and we will do our best to rectify the problem.
If you have bought an item from our webstore and decide that you no longer want it;
The unwanted items must be sent back at the customer's expense in their original, unopened packaging and in good condition, within 14 days of receipt (Consumer Contract Regulations 2014).
Please return the goods to:
The Gamers' Emporium
8 High Street
Telephone: 01792 930328
We suggest for your own protection you use 1st class registered post.
Any refunds will be issued once we have received the goods and verified condition. This refund will include the total of goods returned and the original delivery charge paid.
We do not charge a restocking fee for returned items.
If you purchase an item in store, or from our webstore and it is faulty;
You have 30 days from date of purchase to let us know that there is a problem.
If you do so;
- You may return the item for a full refund (as per the Consumer Rights Act 2015). Refunds will be made via the payment method originally used, so please be sure to bring the card you originally paid with.
- You may ask us instead to replace the item instead (if we have it in stock)
- You may ask us instead to issue the refund in the form of a gift certificate
- You may ask us instead to obtain replacement parts for the item (if applicable)
If you notify us of a fault after the 30 day period, but within six months we will offer to repair or replace the item in the first instance, and will only issue a refund if we are unable to do either (as per Consumer Rights Act 2015).
If you notify us of a fault more than 6 months after you bought a product, you must be able to prove that the fault was present at the time of purchase (Consumer Rights Act 2015 again). If you can offer this proof, we will again offer to repair or replace the item in the first instance.
For defective items purchased through our webstore, please return them to the address above. We will refund you the postage cost for returning the items.
If you purchase an item in store which is NOT faulty, but decide that you no longer want it;
- You must return the item to us within 30 days of purchase
- The item must be complete and unopened in it's original, undamaged packaging
- You must bring your original receipt with you.
If all of the above conditions are fulfilled (and provided that the item is not a magazine or digital content) then we will provide you with a Gift Voucher equal to the value of the goods returned.
We do not offer cash/card refunds for unwanted items.
These policies do not affect your statutory rights