The T34 was, and remains a legend. The T34 (84,000 produced) which were built by women in the backfront, came as a nasty surprise, for overconfident nazi German troops.
The tank a combination of a perfect armour (thick and highly sloped), efficient gun, good speed and autonomy, sturdiness, easy manufacturing and maintenance.
They played a main role in the great battles of WWII: Kharkov, Kursk and Stalingrad, when the army of Von Paulus capitulated ...
“...T34 was, and remains a legend...”
Yes indeed, and some of the number produced were made in Kharkov.
And American suspension and a variant of a BMW diesel engine. The T-34/76 fared well against the Panzer IV but it took the T-34/85 to give the Soviets a tank that could handle the Tiger and its 88mm MA.