Source: Yuri Pasholok’s blog Author: Yuri Pasholok On 1st of August 1944, Ing-Maj. (military constructor rank) Barabash (we heard about him before) filed an application no. 8988atb for a patent for “a lift for automatic handling of artillery or one-piece shells”. Basically it was nothing else but an autoloader, fitted into a modified T-34 turret. From the description, it is intended for the 76mm F-22 gun. Yuri Pasholok writes that the author was a bit late with this invention, as it was made for an obsolete gun, but nevertheless he did recieve a patent for it in 1946. This could be fun in WoT :)

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