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Ivan “Diesel” Trashutin was responsible for the design of Soviet tank engines from 1930 to 1970. His engines powered the war-winning T-34 and every tank up to the T-72. Remarkably, he is a graduate of @MIT
T-34 still leads off the Victory parade, 74 years later.
America’s contribution to the development of war-winning T-34 tanks is often overlooked. Its suspension is copied from Christie, giving the tank it’s manoeuvrability and speed. Its sloped armour, which gave it amazing defence for weight ratio, is also from Christie.
America’s most important contribution to the victory in WWII is Henry Ford’s methods of mass-production which were adopted by the Soviets. Red Army had more reliable tanks in vast numbers than the Nazis.
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