3D Printing Assembly Kit for the T-34/76
The T-34 was the most produced tank of World War II. When it first saw combat in 1941, its sloped armor design was able to resist almost everything the enemy could throw at it. While its 76mm gun gave it sufficient firepower to penetrate early German tanks, its poor optics and ergonomics limited its effective range and rate of fire. Despite an upgrade to the turret and an increase in the caliber of the gun in 1943, it never regained its initial edge against German tanks, except by its sheer numbers. Impressively, T-34’s were still used in some countrie until the 1990’s, a testament to the qualities of the original design.
- Main Gun
Scale: To print in different scale without loss of details, simply swap your printer’s nozzle.
- 1:56 with 0.4mm nozzle (default)
- 1:120 with 0.2mm nozzle
- 1:100 with 0.2mm nozzle
- 1:72 with 0.3mm or 0.35mm nozzle
- 1:48 with 0.5mm, 0.55mm or 0.6mm nozzle
- 1:35 with 0.4mm or 0.5 mm nozzle
General 3D Printing Recommendation
- Printer Type: FDM
- Layers thickness: 0.1mm will give a print quality similar to that of a casted model. 0.15mm layers will still give a decent looking model.
- Support options: Important! Choose options on your printer that allow the easiest support removal. Options varies from printers to printer, and depends on material: Choose the best one for your printer, use smaller parts as test
- Soluble Support: Not needed. Single extruder printer will suffice.
- Assembly: Use Glue to assemble different parts. Some parts have connectors.
- Too tight: Sand or trim the connectors
- Too Loose: Create small bulges using a woodburner pen to create a better fit, or simply Glue the parts together.
- Heated bed and enclosure are strongly recommended for good part quality if printing with ABS.
- Glass bed with slurry recommended for consistent quality
- Current version of the files may differ slightly from the pictures.