COBI T-34-85 Tank Set (2542)
The COBI T-34-85 Tank Set (2542) features 668 highly detailed brick parts and colorful, easy to read detailed instructions. The COBI T-34-85 Tank Set 2020 version parts all work perfectly with LEGO and you will be impressed with the quality of COBI sets. COBI Sets differ in that they offer many more pieces and the majority of the parts are unique to COBI. You can learn more about the similarities and differences between COBI and LEGO here.
The COBI T-34-85 Tank Set includes 1 figure and all the markings are pad printed so stickers are not necessary.
Both collectors and brick enthusiasts will get hours of enjoyment from this COBI T-34-85 Tank Set (2542). Whether you are buying to display or play, Cobi Brick sets will not disappoint. Ships quickly from Billings, MT USA with tracking number.
Soviet T34 History:
The T-34, a Soviet medium tank, had a profound and lasting effect on the field of tank design. At its introduction in 1940, the T-34 possessed an unprecedented combination of firepower, mobility, protection and ruggedness. Its 76.2 mm (3 in) high-velocity tank gun provided a substantial increase in firepower over any of its contemporaries while its well-sloped armour was difficult to penetrate by most contemporary anti-tank weapons. The 60 degree sloped armor and Christie suspension were inherited from the design of American Walter Christie’s M1928 tank, versions of which were sold turret-less to the Red Army and documented as “farm tractors”, after being rejected by the U.S. Army. When it was first encountered in 1941, German general Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist called it “the finest tank in the world” and Heinz Guderian affirmed the T-34’s “vast superiority” over existing German armour of the period. “As early as July 1941 OKW chief Alfred Jodl noted in his war diary the surprise at this new and thus unknown wunder-armament being unleashed against the German assault divisions.” . Although its armour and armament were surpassed later in the war, it has been often credited to have been the most influential tank design of the Second World War.
The T-34 was the mainstay of Soviet armoured forces throughout the Second World War. Its general specifications remained nearly unchanged until late 1944, when it received a major upgrade to firepower and ergonomics with the introduction of the greatly improved T-34/85 variant. Despite this, its production method had been continuously refined to meet the constantly increasing needs of the Eastern Front, making the T-34 quicker and cheaper to produce. Soviet industry would eventually produce over 80,000 T-34s of all variants, allowing steadily greater numbers to be fielded while the war progressed despite the loss of tens of thousands of them in combat against the German Wehrmacht. Replacing many light and medium tanks in Red Army service, it was the most-produced tank of the war, as well as the second most produced tank of all time (after its successor, the T-54/55series). At 44,900 losses during the war, it also suffered the most tank losses of all time
Learn about the real vehicle that inspired the COBI T-34-85 Tank Set (2542) here at wikipedia.
About Cobi Brick Sets:
Cobi brick sets are compatible with all other top quality brick brands. Cobi Bricks are made in Poland (European Union) and the sets are full of unique parts made just for adding realism to each set. These sets may require more attention to build due to the numerous parts and “layered” approach that Cobi Brick sets use. Cobi Brick sets come with super detailed and easy to use colored instructions.
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