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T-34 – Mice VS Cats – Part 7

2015-11-19

 In case if you missed it, here is the previous part.

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Monthly Т-34/76 production 1941 – 1944.

Month Factory name and location
 Total
No. 183 No. 183 STZ No. 112 ChKz No. 174 UZTM
Kharkov Nizhny Tagil Stalingrad Gorky Chelyabinsk Omsk Sverdlovsk
Year 1941
January 166 - 2 - - - - 168
February 85 - 28 - - - - 113
March 134 - 45 - - - - 179
April 160 - 63 - - - - 223
May 121 - 70 - - - - 191
June 170 - 86 - - - - 256
July 209 - 93 - - - - 302
August 266 - 155 - - - - 421
September 228 - 165 5 - - - 398
October 41 - 124 20 - - - 185
November - - 200 53 - - - 253
December - 25 219 83 - - - 327
Yearly total 1580 25 1250 161 - - - 3016
Year 1942
January - 75 244 145 - - - 464
February - 140 250 131 - - - 521
March - 225 290 200 - - - 715
April - 380 300 64 - - - 744
May - 500 325 173 - - - 998
June - 500 300 164 - 9 - 973
July - 564 421 250 - 28 - 1263
August - 600 250 300 30 55 - 1235
September - 610 14 350 220 55 15 1264
October - 707 - 336 300 105 51 1499
November - 625 - 280 230 55 101 1291
December - 758 - 325 275 110 100 1568
Yearly total - 5684 2394 2718 1055 417 267 12535
Year 1943
January - 450 - 250 220 60 50 1030
February - 500 - 250 220 50 40 1060
March - 650 - 276 276 132 77 1411
April - 680 - 120 300 140 75 1315
May - 615 - 275 275 61 20 1246
June - 540 - 145 235 75 90 1085
July - 675 - 225 315 100 78 1393
August - 667 - 235 332 132 9 1375
September - 667 - 255 340 141 - 1403
October - 673 - 268 366 151 - 1458
November - 672 - 276 354 150 - 1452
December - 677 - 276 360 155 - 1468
Yearly total - 7466 - 2851 3593 1347 439 15696
Year 1944
January - 645 - 240 185 150 - 1220
February - 680 - 165 185 150 - 1180
March - 513 - 135 75 166 - 889
April - - - - - 176 - 176
May - - - - - 186 - 186
June - - - - - 177 - 177
July - - - - - 102 - 102
August - - - - - 154 - 154
September - - - - - 2 - 2
October - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - -
December - - - - - - - -
Yearly total - 1838 - 540 455 1263 - 4086

 

Monthly Т-34/85 production 1944 – 1945.

Month Factory name and location Total
No. 183 No. 112 No. 174
Nizhny Tagil Gorky Omsk
Year 1944
January - 25 - 25
February - 75 - 75
March 150 178 - 328
April 696 296 - 992
May 701 300 - 1001
June 706 315 13 1034
July 711 315 93 1119
August 714 315 146 1175
September 723 315 198 1236
October 724 315 200 1239
November 727 315 200 1242
December 731 315 150 1196
Yearly total 6583 3079 1000 10662
Year 1945
January 750 300 140 1190
February 750 300 150 1200
March 740 315 200 1255
April 730 315 175 1220
May 715 315 200 1230
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Yearly total 7356 3255 1940 12551

 

Speaking about production numbers. Have a closer look at 1942 – 1943 (Excluding STZ because it was destroyed in  September 1942) and you will see just terrible ups and downs on a monthly bases. In the very worst cases it goes up to 40-50%. This number is too big even if to consider shortages of materials. The only possibly explanation Soviet statistics included rebuilds and modernizations into the total amount of tanks produced. Yes technically speaking they made a new tanks, but in physical world no new tank appeared it was just rebuild of old or damaged tanks. There are couple of things to prove it.

  • According to the table above in the time period of 1941 – may 1945 they produced 48,946 T-34s, while USA 49,234 Sherman M4s. It is really bizarre number if to consider that M4 was produced on 10 factories while T-34 just on 6 factories. Most of USA factories were fitted with progressive assembly line while Soviets had it just on one factory. USA factories were not affected by war, did not have to relocate while Soviet factories had a really big production brake. So how is it possible to come up with such a number?
  • Even such insane amount of tanks was not enough for Soviets and they imported (land lease) another 4,102 just M4s. Also other tanks were imported. I believe such a number of tanks was enough to destroy every German tank without even shooting but just by smashing it.
  • Not many T-34/76 remained till present day. Even if to consider they were destroyed and scrapped on industrial amount there still should more of them remaining. Instead when it comes to some 1941 -1942 models, even in Russia there are only few single machines remained.
  • Another proof of manipulation with stats – tank prices fitted with “free M-17″ engine are not reflected anywhere.

If you still have an interest here is the next part