The T-34 was one of the best medium tanks pre-rift but now as most of them lie in ruins, the need for the armour symbol of Stalin has made a return. Using the ever so reliable chassis of T-34, rift scientists outfitted a new breed of tank by creating the Zvukovoy Proyekor. Blasting entire platoons on sight the T-34/ZP with its shockwave ensures it remains the ruler of the medium tank class.
In the north, the Soviets maintain pressure on the Germans with fighting heaviest around the embattled city of Warsaw. The intensity of the fighting effectively renders the city uninhabited, but its symbolism as Poland's capital means neither Hitler or Stalin will let the other seize it. In a smaller rerun of Stalingrad, the opposing armies settle in to a brutal close quarter battle. The Russian armoured fist returns