by Robert Caruso
On June 22nd 1941, the German Army embarked on the largest campaign in history, code named Operation Barbarossa, the invasion of Soviet Russia. The German expected their armor to be superior to anything that they would face. However, the Soviet Union had secretly developed the T34, which had a strong gun, superb mobility and thick armor. This caught the Germans off guard and led to the development of the heavier Tiger and Panther tanks. This T34 has been knocked out and abandoned. Some extra details have been added such as tow cables.
Photo by Phil Novak