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The T-28 is a Soviet tier 4 medium tank. This tank is best described as an "odd" tank. It is one of the largest tanks in the early tiers, making it a proverbial barn door for incoming fire; a fact not helped by its rather poor armor. Having said this, it is surprisingly fast and maneuverable. Although its initial guns are weak, it can eventually equip some extremely-effective armament, including the brutal 85 mm F-30; giving it the punch of a tank twice its tier. The 57mm guns are also very accurate, have a fast firing rate and are probably preferred over the slightly higher-damage dealing 76mm guns. These contradictions lead to the T-28 using some rather odd tactics; it can't slug it out with the heavies and its size means speed and stealth aren't much help either. Caution is the best policy with the T-28. Let your team mates push forward and find the enemy, then use your speed and acceleration to get to the place you're most needed and use your excellent firepower to help tip the balance. A T-28 can also be quite an effective scout due to its speed.

The T-28 leads to the KV.

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Historical Info

The Soviet T-28 was among the world's first Medium tanks. The prototype was completed in 1931 and production began in late 1932. It was an infantry-support tank intended to break through fortified defences.

The type didn't have that much success in combat, but it played an important role as a development project for the Soviet designers. A series of new ideas and solutions were tried out on the T-28 and were later incorporated in future models.

Design History

The T-28 was in many ways similar to the British Vickers A1E1 Independent tank. This tank greatly influenced tank design in the period between the wars, although only one prototype was manufactured in 1926. The Kirov Factory in Leningrad began manufacturing a tank, which was based on the British Independent in 1932. The T-28 tank was officially approved on August 11, 1933. The T-28 had one large turret with a 76.2mm gun and two smaller turrets with 7.62mm machine guns. A total of 503 T-28 tanks were manufactured over a period of 8 years from 1933 to 1941.

Combat History

The T-28 was deployed during the Invasion of Poland and the Winter War against Finland. During the initial stages of the Winter War, the tank was used in direct fire missions against Finnish pillboxes. In the course of these operations, it was found that the armour was inadequate and programs were initiated to upgrade it. Frontal plates were upgraded from 50 mm to 80 mm and side and rear plates to 40 mm thickness. With this up-armoured version the Red Army broke through the main Finnish defensive fortification, the Mannerheim Line. According to Russian historian M. Kolomietz's book "T-28. Three-headed Stalin's Monster", over 200 T-28s were knocked out during the Winter War, but only 20 of them were in irrecoverable losses (including 2 captured by the Finnish Army). Due to proximity of the Kirov Plant, all other knocked-out tanks were repaired, some of them over five times.

The Finns knew the T-28 as the Postivaunu ("mail wagon" or stagecoach), a name which alluded to Finnish troops' discovery of Red Army field mail sacks inside the first destroyed T-28. Another explanation is that the high profile of the tank resembled the old west stagecoaches of the United States. Finns captured two T-28s during the Winter War and five in Continuation War, for a total of 7 vehicles.

The Soviets had 411 T-28 tanks when the Germans invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941. Most T-28s were lost during the first two months of the invasion, many of them abandoned after mechanical breakdown. Some T-28s took part in the 1941 winter defence of Leningrad and Moscow, but after late 1941, they were rare in Red Army service; a few were operated by enemy forces.

Today three T-28s remain, two in Finland and one in Moscow. One restored T-28 is on display in Finnish field camouflage in the Parola Tank Museum, Finland.

Soviet Tanks
Light Tanks MS-1  • BT-2  • Tetrarch  • T-26  • T-60  • BT-7  • BT-SV  • LTP  • M3 Light  • T-127  • T-46  • T-70  • A-20  • T-50  • T-80  • Valentine II  • T-50-2  • MT-25
Medium Tanks A-32  • T-28  • Matilda IV  • T-34  • T-34-85  • A-43  • KV-13  • T-43  • A-44  • T-44  • Object 416  • T-54  • Object 430 II  • T-62A  • Object 140  • Object 430
Heavy Tanks Churchill III  • KV  • KV-1  • KV-220  • KV-220 Beta-Test  • KV-1S  • KV-2  • T-150  • IS  • KV-3  • IS-3  • IS-6  • KV-4  • KV-5  • IS-8  • ST-I  • IS-4  • IS-7
Tank Destroyers AT-1  • SU-76  • SU-85B  • SU-85  • SU-85I  • SU-100  • SU-100Y  • SU-100M1  • SU-122-44  • SU-152  • ISU-152  • SU-101  • Object 704  • SU-122-54  • Object 263  • Object 268
Self-Propelled Guns SU-18  • SU-26  • SU-5  • SU-122A  • SU-8  • S-51  • SU-14-1  • SU-14-2  • 212A  • Object 261

Medium Tanks
USA II T2 Medium Tank  • III M2 Medium Tank  • IV M3 Lee  • V M4 Improved Gold  • V M4A2E4 Sherman Gold  • V M4A1 Sherman  • V Ram II Gold  • VI M4A3E8 Fury Gold  • VI M4A3E8 Thunderbolt VII Gold  • VI M4A3E8 Sherman  • VI M4A3E2 Sherman Jumbo  • VII T26E3 Eagle 7 Gold  • VII T20  • VII T23E3 Gold  • VIII T25 Pilot Number 1 Gold  • VIII TL-1 LPC Gold  • VIII M46 Patton KR Gold  • VIII M26 Pershing  • VIII T26E4 SuperPershing Gold  • VIII T69  • VIII T95E2 Gold  • IX M46 Patton  • IX T54E1  • X M48A5 Patton  • X M60 Gold  • X T95E6 Gold
UK I Vickers Medium Mk. I  • II Vickers Medium Mk. II  • III Vickers Medium Mk. III  • IV Matilda  • IV Grant  • IV AC 1 Sentinel Gold  • V Crusader  • V Sherman III  • V Matilda Black Prince Gold  • VI Sherman Firefly  • VI Cromwell  • VI AC 4 Experimental Gold  • VI Cromwell B Gold  • VI Sherman VC Firefly Gold  • VII Comet  • VIII Centurion Mk. I  • VIII FV4202 Gold  • VIII Chieftain/T95 Gold  • VIII Centurion Mk. 5/1 RAAC Gold  • VIII Chimera Gold  • IX Centurion Mk. 7/1  • X Centurion Action X
Germany III Großtraktor - Krupp Gold  • III Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. A  • III Pz.Kpfw. S35 739 (f) Gold  • IV Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. J  • IV Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. D  • IV VK 20.01 (D)  • V Pz.Kpfw. III Ausf. K Gold  • V Turán III prototípus Gold  • V Pz.Kpfw. III/IV  • V Pz.Kpfw. IV hydrostat. Gold  • V Pz.Kpfw. V/IV Gold  • V Pz.Kpfw. V/IV Alpha Gold  • V Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H  • V Pz.Kpfw. T 25 Gold  • VI Pz.Kpfw. IV Schmalturm Gold  • VI VK 30.01 (P)  • VI VK 30.01 (D)  • VI VK 30.02 (M)  • VII Panther/M10 Gold  • VII Panther  • VII VK 30.02 (D)  • VIII Panther mit 8,8 cm L/71 Gold  • VIII Schwarzpanzer 58 Gold  • VIII Panzer 58 Mutz Gold  • VIII M48A2 Räumpanzer Gold  • VIII Indien-Panzer  • VIII Panther II  • IX E 50  • IX T 55A Gold  • IX Leopard Prototyp A  • X E 50 Ausf. M  • X Leopard 1
France III D2  • III Somua S35  • IV SARL 42  • V Renault G1  • VI Bretagne Panther Gold  • VIII Bat.-Châtillon Bourrasque Gold  • VIII Lorraine 40 t Gold  • VIII AMX Chasseur de chars Gold  • VIII M4A1 Revalorisé Gold  • IX AMX 30 1er prototype  • IX Bat.-Châtillon 25 t AP  • X Bat.-Châtillon 25 t  • X AMX 30 B
USSR III T-29 Gold  • IV A-32 Gold  • IV T-28E with F-30 Gold  • IV T-28  • V Matilda IV Gold  • V T-34 shielded Gold  • V T-34  • VI A-43  • VI T-34-85M Gold  • VI T-34-85 Rudy Gold  • VI Loza's M4-A2 Sherman Gold  • VI T-34-85  • VII A-44  • VII KV-13  • VII T-43  • VII T-44-122 Gold  • VIII Object 416  • VIII T-54 first prototype Gold  • VIII T-44-100 (B) Gold  • VIII T-44-100 (R) Gold  • VIII Т-44-100 (У) Gold  • VIII STG Gold  • VIII STG Guard Gold  • VIII T-44  • IX Object 430 Version II  • IX Object 430  • IX T-54  • X Object 140  • X Object 907 Gold  • X T-22 medium Gold  • X K-91  • X Object 430U  • X T-62A
China V Type T-34  • VI Type 58  • VII T-34-1  • VIII Type 59 Gold  • VIII T-34-2  • VIII T-34-3 Gold  • VIII 59-Patton Gold  • VIII Type 59 G Gold  • IX WZ-120  • X 121  • X 121B Gold
Japan II Chi-Ni  • II Type 89 I-Go/Chi-Ro  • III Type 97 Chi-Ha  • IV Type 1 Chi-He  • V Type 3 Chi-Nu  • V Type 3 Chi-Nu Kai Gold  • VI Type 4 Chi-To  • VII Type 5 Chi-Ri  • VIII STA-1  • VIII STA-2 Gold  • IX Type 61  • X STB-1
Czechoslovakia IV ST vz. 39  • V Škoda T 24  • VI Škoda T 40 Gold  • VI Škoda T 25  • VII Konštrukta T-34/100  • VIII TVP VTU Koncept  • VIII Škoda T 27 Gold  • IX Škoda T 50  • X TVP T 50/51
Sweden IV Lago  • V Strv m/42  • VI Strv m/42-57 Alt A.2 Gold  • VI Strv 74  • VII Leo  • VIII Strv 81 Gold  • VIII Primo Victoria Gold  • VIII Lansen C Gold  • VIII UDES 14 Alt 5  • IX UDES 16  • X UDES 15/16
Poland V 25TP KSUST II  • VI Pudel Gold  • VI 40TP Habicha  • VI T-34-85 Rudy Gold