T-46-5
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modified: Nov 10, 2012

The T-46-5 (sometimes called T-111) was the first Soviet "shell-proof" design. That is, it can resist not only machine guns but also anti-tank guns. The project was designated Izdeliye 111. Development at OKMO design bureau of Zavod Nr. 185 lasted from 1936 to 1938.

The T-46-5 had a weight of 32 tonnes and mounted a 45mm gun in a single turret. The 60mm armor provided from the Izhorskiy Factory was the thickest applied to a Soviet tank. It was discovered that the T-46-5's gun was not effective against a tank of similar capacity and its speed was inadequate. As a result, the project was cancelled.


References: STCV, T34MT