Up-armoured T-34 obr 1941
In early 1942 a wave of panic hit the Red army over new German anti-tank weapons like the PaK 40 and an effort was made to up-armour many T-34s. The T-34s were fitted with appliqué armour welded to the hull Front and turret sides.
It was soon realised that the added weight limited one of the T-34s main advantages in combat, its speed and mobility. Once it became apparent the Germans would not be producing the new guns in the numbers the Soviets assumed they would, the extra armour wasn’t added to any more tanks.
During this period the Leningrad front was relatively quiet so many up-armoured T-34 obr 1941s were still in service in the region right up until 1944.
In Flames Of War
You can get Up-armoured T-34s as part of any of your Mixed Tankovy Batalon Medium Tankovy Companies.
Just use the rules from a T-34 obr 1941 and use them in conjunction with the Extra Armour special rule on page 196 of Eastern Front. Extra armour gives a T-34 a Front armour rating of 7 and a Side armour rating of 6. Tanks with extra armour are not rated as a Fast tank or Wide-tracked.
All steel Road wheels available separately in the SU059 track variant pack