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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