The T-44 is a medium tank first produced near the end of the World War II by the Soviet Union, and is the successor to the T-34
About this creation
Fewer than two thousand T-44s were built, but the design became the basis for the T-54/55 series of main battle tanks, the most-produced tank of all time.
T-44 version depicted is the T-44-100 variant, armed with a 100 mm D-10T gun.
The T-44 was a tank with a typical layout: the driving compartment at the front, the fighting compartment in the middle, and the engine compartment in the rear. The intention was to retain the high mobility and speed of a T-34 and to provide the T-44 with heavier armor protection against large-caliber tank guns as well. This goal was accomplished by adding thicker armor, but reducing the internal volume of the hull. The T-44 also had a lower profile than the T-34, and was potentially simpler to manufacture. Although the T-44 used many components of the T-34, it had a new hull, modified V-2 engine, suspension, and transmission.
The T-44A medium tank officially entered service with the Red Army on November 23, 1944, but the production started in October. Production took place at the new Factory No. 75 (Zavod 75) in Kharkiv, which used the buildings of the old KhPZ Factory No. 183 which were recaptured from the Germans on August, 23, 1943. To restore them into working order, engineers, workers, machines, and tools arrived from Stalin Ural Tank Factory No. 183, located in Nizhny Tagil. .
The T-44 was issued to three tank brigades mustered on September 15, 1944, for training purposes, but these formations were re-equipped with T-34-85 medium tanks prior to entering the Battle of Berlin and the Prague Offensive. These were the 6th Guards, 33rd Guards, and 63rd Guards Tank Brigades. The T-44A medium tank was not used operationally during WWII in Europe for several reasons, including the fact that the Red Army wasn't ready to accept a new tank due to lack of sufficient supplies and technical specialists who could repair and maintain the new tanks. However, three tanks were sent to the 100th Special Tank Company, which tested them on the Eastern Front.
The T-44 never saw combat in WWII or anytime thereafter. However several were deployed during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956.
Weight - 32 t
Length - 6 m
Width - 3.2 m
Height - 2.4 m
Crew - 4
Armor - 120 mm (max)
Main armament - 100 mm D-10T gun (36 rds.)
Secondary armament - 1x 7.62-mm DT, 1x 12.7mm DShK
Fuel capacity - 500 lt (internal), 50 lt (external)
Range - 350 km
Speed - 53 km/h
My T-44 in World of Tanks. It is currently fully upgraded except for one optional engine. I'm close to getting the T-54, just need about 8k more xp. Out of shot on the vehicle roster is a VK 45.02 (P) Ausf. B and a SU-100Y.
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