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T-70
T-70
Role Light tank
Operators Soviet Union
No. of positions 1
Position 1 Driver
45mm gun
7.62mm machine gun

T-70 is a Soviet light tank.

Description

The T-70 light tank and its upgraded version, the T-70M, were the last mass-produced light tanks of the Red Army and first appeared in 1942 as a replacement for the inadequate T-60 series. The T-70 was designed as a stop-gap solution until T-34 production in the new factories beyond the Ural Mountains was fully underway. While it was a little better armed and protected, the T-70 was still inferior to German tanks like Panzer III and Panzer IV. Its 45 mm cannon penetrated the enemy armor, with APR ammunition even that of a Panther tank, but the vehicle still suffered from poor armor and poor mobility. Thus, it was not only unsuitable as a main battle tank, but also as a reconnaissance tank. A large number of T-70s took part in the Battle of Prokhorovka in the summer of 1943, where hundreds of them were destroyed. Nevertheless, the T-70 served in war zones until the end of the war, where it was possible to fight with less powerful opponents.

In Battlegroup42, the T-70 appears in maps set between the summers of 1942 and 1944.

Trivia

The T-70 also has a self-propelled artillery variant in the form of SU-76M.

Gallery

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