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T-35 Heavy Tankovy Platoon (SBX23)

T-35 Heavy Tankovy Company (SBX23)
T-35 Heavy Tankovy Platoon (SBX23)
includes two T-35 Heavy Tanks, one optional AA MG & one Tank Commander sprue.

In the 1920s and 1930s many European nations valued the idea of multi-turreted heavy breakthrough tanks, and the T-35 was the Soviet Union’s take on this concept. Design work on the T-35 tank began in 1930. Two design teams worked on competing designs, but eventually the team working on a design similar to the British Vickers A1E1 Independent won out.

The first prototype was produced in July 1932, with a 76.2mm-armed central turret and four smaller turrets arranged around it. Two of the smaller turrets were armed with 37mm guns and co-axial machine-guns and two just with machine-guns. This prototype proved too complex for mass production, so work began on a simpler design.

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T-35 Heavy Tankovy Company (SBX23) The new design replaced the 37mm guns in the secondary turrets with more powerful 45mm guns, and the redesigned turrets were standardised with those used on the T-26 light tank and T-28 heavy tank with a few minor differences. The main turret was also fitted with a rear-facing slot that could be used to fire a machine-gun from.

On 11 August 1933, the modified T-35 design was accepted for production. Manufacturing began at the Kharkov Locomotive Factory and 20 vehicles were completed. A second batch of 35 T-35 obr 1935 tanks was completed in by 1938. Six of a final model (obr 1938) were produced in 1939 for a total of 61 T-35 tanks built overall.. These last tanks were fitted with new turrets made with sloped armour.

Most of the T-35 tanks were with the 5th Separate Heavy Tank Brigade stationed in Moscow, and its 50 T-35 tanks spent most of the pre-war period taking part in parades as a showpiece unit. In March 1940, the 5th Separate Heavy Tank Brigade with its T-35 tanks was renamed the 68th Tank Regiment and combined with the 14th Tank Brigade to form the 34th Tank Division. The division served with the 8th Mechanized Corps in the Kiev Special Military District.


Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Casey Davies

The T-35 in Flames Of War
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower

T-35 obr 1933 Slow Tank
3
3 2
Two Deck-turret MG, Turret-front MG, Turret-rear MG, Land battleship, Overloaded, Unreliable.
76mm obr 1927/32 gun
16"/40cm
2
5
3+
 
45mm obr 1934 gun
24"/60cm
2 7
4+
Deck turret, Co-ax MG.
45mm obr 1934 gun 24"/60cm 2 7 4+ Deck turret, Co-ax MG.
T-35 Heavy Tankovy Company (SBX23) T-35 Heavy Tankovy Company (SBX23)
In the 1920s and 1930s many European nations valued the idea of multi-turreted heavy breakthrough tanks, and the T-35 was the Soviet Union’s take on this concept. The T-35 heavy tank mounted five turrets, a main turret fitted with a 76mm gun, two 45mm gun armed turrets and two machine-gun turrets. The T-35 was a massive tank with crew compartments separated from each other. This often caused the crews of T-35 tanks to fight on when other tanks’ crews would have long given up.
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Slow Tank
The amount of distance your team can move is determined by the type of troops that are moving. The more
mobile the team, the further it can move. The Movement Distance table gives the maximum distances teams can move over Cross-country Terrain. Simply look up the relevant Arsenal to find the Mobility rating of the team that you are trying to move to find the maximum distance that the team can move.

The T-35 is rated as a Slow Tank and can move up to 8"/20cm when travelling Cross-country.
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Overloaded
Super-heavy tanks and heavily-laden assault guns often overload their engines and suspensions, making them very poor at crossing obstacles.


When required to take a Bogging Check to cross Difficult Going, an Overloaded vehicle becomes Bogged Down on a roll of 1 or 2, rather than the usual 1. An Overloaded vehicle must re-roll successful Skill Tests to cross Very Difficult Going.
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Unreliable
Whether poorly designed, unsuitable for the conditions, or requiring more maintenance than current supply considerations will allow, these vehicles have a significant chance of breakdown when pushed too hard.

If an Unreliable vehicle attempts to move At the Double, roll a die. On a roll of 1 the vehicle becomes Bogged Down.

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The T-35 Heavy Tankovy Platoon Rolls Forward
T-35 Heavy Tankovy Company (SBX23)


Last Updated On Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by Charlie at Battlefront