The Soviet T-28 was among the world's first medium tanks, beginning production in late 1932.
Armed with a 76.2mm gun and two smaller turrets with 7.62mm machine guns, it was an infantry-support tank intended to break through fortified defences.
The T-28 had a number of advanced features for the time, including radio (in all tanks) and anti-aircraft machine-gun mounts. Unfortunately it also had some significant flaws in the suspension, engine and transmission. By the time the T-28 saw combat in 1939, events had overtaken it. The arrival of light-weight and highly manoeuverable anti-tank guns made under-armoured tanks such as the T-28 particularly vulnerable
Despite heavy losses, the Red Army's 20th Tank Brigade, equipped with T-28s, fulfilled its mission to break the defensive Mannerheim Line during the Winter War.
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