neither did the T-34s or any other single type of tank, plane, or artillery piece; all weapons complement each other.
It was the T-34s that bore the brunt of most of the fighting on the eastern front and without it things could have been rather different for everyone.
they probed Soviet & Mongolian defenses & got a bloody nose.
They expected it to be a walk over like Hitler said about Barbarossa... just kick the door and the whole place will collapse... a bit like the Europeans had just done before then.
China & SE Asia had vast resources that industrialized & embargoed Japan needed. I'm amused at ur false assumptions!
Siberia had them too but they could not get them, so they took the line of least resistance and headed south. Which of my assumptions are wrong?
they were, but not that far; many follow-on attacks against them failed with Ks of Soviet dead. The Germans formed a well defended front that largely held till 1943.
The only thing that had stopped them before then was the English channel... the military might of most of Europe including the British and French forces took weeks to dismember and absorb... they turn to the Soviet Union, which they had expected to shred in a few weeks as well but it doens't work the way they think... in fact they are actually stopped on the gates of Moscow and Leningrad and the Caucusus... there is a lot of tooing and froing... lots of attacks and counter attacks... and then after Stalingrad and then Kursk they start to push them back and out of Russia.
most of those troops would've stayed in the FE had not the Chinese been helped by the USSR & USA in their fight against the IJA, thus neutralizing Japanese threat to the Soviet FE.
Rubbish... the Japanese were only interesting in maintaining control of China and Manchuria, their focus was to their south acquiring resources across Asia and the Pacific... the last thing the Soviets needed was to rile up the Japanese into sending new troops into China to sort out problems.
They probably did help the Chinese but only as a distraction... not to get Japans attention... that is the last thing they wanted.
They knew from their spy in Japan that Japan was no interested in opening a second front against the SU to help Germany... Japan had heard about the non aggression pact with the SU and decided then not to take any risks helping Germany as they no longer trusted them.
Lend-Lease tanks constituted 30 to 40 percent of heavy and medium tank strength before Moscow at the beginning of December 1941.
Ahh Fuck off... their heavy tanks at the time were T-35s which were fucken useless pieces of parade ground shit so having a dozen Churchils making up 40% of numbers might sound useful but it wouldn't be much use at all... the first tanks sent had pathetic 2 pounder guns that didn't even have HE rounds and were worse than useless in real combat where most of the time HE is the standard round.
r u being sarcastic?
The link you provide is to a New Zealand Government website about the war... I didn't say we didn't know and recognise what we did, I am saying british military experts didn't.
What British documentary on the battle of britain mentions the contribution from New Zealand? Keith Park was someone you would think they would recognise from day one for his contributions... read the biography of the man here: http://www.sirkeithpark.com/
But no... fair enough they did make a statue to the guy who saved their asses in the battle of britain... in 2009...
[qutoe]Immediately after the Ottawa Agreement of 1932 <snip>en up when the war ended; but for dairy produce and meat it continued until 1955.[/quote]
Another NZ website... I know we knew what we did... I am saying they don't remember or acknowledge until pushed and harangued and bullied...
it happened in the USA as well, although on a smaller scale.
Yeah, they weren't being bombed, and nor did they have to move their own factories 5,000km and set them up in the middle of nowhere in minus 30 degree C conditions...
that was the fear in the US, prompting them to support allies with the LL.
So now the Russians have to crawl on their bellies and thank the US for saving their own asses... No.
since 1933, they produced enough to take most of Europe, see church domes in Moscow through binoculars, reach the Volga, the N. Caucasus mountains, & sink dozens of ships in the Atlantic & Indian oceans.
They were running on single 8 hour shifts per day right up until late 1943... they used slave labour and captured a lot of gear which they reused, but their production levels were not amazing.
The Germans also used different tanks, & employed them rather successfully in their offensives:
How many Shermans did they use?
This was the start of the war... the Germans were using modern tactics which also walked over the French and British armies too... the entire British expedition force lost all its equipment at Dunkirk and if they didn't get the chance to run away would have lost all their soldiers too.
The Soviets used their & captured enemy tanks against the German tanks & fortifications, etc., while the LL supplied tanks were mostly in support roles.
Thank you... that is what I am telling you... Soviet and German tanks in production from about 1941 onwards were useful and effective... LL tanks fill gaps and support... doesn't that tell you what you need to know about them?
Still, they helped- otherwise they would be sent straight to the smelters. The Shermans were better than some of these smaller &/ obsolete Soviet tanks
They wouldn't smelt them... they would just dump them... quicker and cheaper. Sherman medium tanks might have been more useful than most Soviet light tanks but light tanks have a purpose... if you could use a medium tank for the job it makes more sense to use a T-34 if they are available.
The M4s were better than the M3s obviously... but that is not saying much.