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...only 61 were built...
...with 62 T-35s...
These statements are mutually exclusive. I don't know which is right, but one of them is wrong. daesotho 20:07, 15 Sep 2004 (UTC)
I've never seen any serious source say that the T-35 was used in the Finnish campaign. There is extensive photographic coverage of the war and most of the tanks shown are T-28s (with which the T-35 is easily confused) and T-26s. If the T-35 had been used, it is likely there would be photos, just due to the propaganda value of the tank. DMorpheus Nov 10 2005
- I can't find the reference, but I seem to remember reading that one was sent for testing, and fared poorly against Finnish antitank guns. —Michael Z. 2005-11-10 21:49 Z
- I'd like to suggest we delete this statement since it can't be documented. Recent sources seem to discount the possibility, such as the Armada book (sorry, I can't recall the title, but it gives a very detailed list of the fate of every single T-35). DMorpheus 17:16, 16 November 2005 (UTC)DMorpheus
- Zaloga & Grandsen (1984) Soviet Tanks and Combat Vehicles of World War Two, p. 87: "The T-35 equipped the 5th Independent Heavy Tank Brigade which participated in the annual Moscow parade. In service it proved a disappointment . . . It would seem that production was maintained as much to keep the annual parades amply supplied with an awe-inspiring, albeit thinly armoured behemoth, rather than for any tactical requirement. Only one battalion of T-35s actually became operational because so many of the tanks were permanently stationed in Moscow." —Michael Z. 2005-11-10 22:09 Z
Picture of a knocked out T-35
That tank (and the T-26 next to it) are from the 67th Tank Regiment, 34th Tank Division, 8th Corps, in Ukraine in 1941. The stripes on the main turret side are the unit insignia. Just over 90% of the T-35s were lost due to mechanical breakdown, not combat, so its unlikely that it is knocked out. DMorpheus2 (talk) 19:36, 30 November 2016 (UTC)