Tank Research #6 T-34-85

Tank Commanders,

Have you ever wondered how similar the actual tanks are to those in World of Tanks? Let's find out by visiting real-life tank exhibits and comparing them! 

Let's meet the legendary Soviet tank  VI T-34-85 !

Appearance Comparison: T-34-85

Side Flank



Turret Rear

※ T-34-85 at the Yongsan War Memorial in South Korea. 

Specification comparison

(T-34-85 exhibited at the Yongsan War Memorial)
Comparison T-34-85
(In World of Tanks)
Length: 6.1m / Width : 3m / Height : 2.4m Size -
- Hit Points 670HP
Body: 15~47mm
Turret: 16~60mm
Armour Body: 45 / 45 / 40mm
Turret: 90 / 75 / 52mm
300km Cruising range -
3,050m Max range -
32t Weight 32.37t
56km/h Top Speed 54km/h
Model V-2-34 38.8 L V12 diesel Engine V-2-34

85 MM gun


85 MM D5T-85BM

Commander, Gunner, Radio Operator, Loader, Driver


Commander, Gunner, Radio Operator, Loader, Driver

※ The specification information may differ depending on the model.

The History of the T-34

The T-34 was deployed by the Soviet forces from 1940 and was one of the best tanks used in World War II. Known as the "loggia" in Russia, which means "Motherland", they played a decisive role in defending the Soviet Union from the German invasion during the Eastern Front. 

Armed with an 85-mm gun and reinforced with a 90-mm armor plate, the T-34-85 was supplied to the Soviet Union's allies in the mid-1950s and served in many conflict areas around the world. 

The T-34-85 in World of Tanks

As its name implies, the  VI T-34-85  features a powerful 85-mm gun. Compared to other medium tanks of the same tier, its alpha damage and penetration are excellent, and its damage per minute is high, making it a formidable attacker. At the same time, its excellent depression angle allows you to use tactics to cover its hull when you engage in battle.

However, its aiming time is long, so it is recommended to equip Enhanced Gun Laying Drive or Tank Gun Rammer. Be sure to attack carefully if you wish to survive till the end of the fight, for its armor is thin and it has low HP.

Check out the interesting story behind this tank, as told by Nicholas Moran in the video below!