Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Quality for 1945

"Attachment to GOKO decree #6868s issued on November 4th, 1944

List of further design and production improvements of tanks and SPGs.

On IS tanks and SPGs:
  1. Prevent the premature wear of the engine crankshaft splines and main friction clutch flywheel splines. Due: January 1st, 1945
  2. Ensure that road wheels, track links, and track pins have a lifespan of at least 1000 km and, by January 1st, 1945, provide measures necessary to increase that lifespan to 1500 km.
  3. Prevent the premature wear of the actuator cup and falling in of the main friction clutch pedal. Due: December 1st, 1944.
  4. Provide reliable operation of the ball bearings of the idlers and road wheels. Due: December 1st, 1944.
  5. Investigate the issue of protecting the main friction clutch from dust. Due: December 1st, 1944.
  6. Investigate the issue of improving lubrication of the road wheel ball bearings. Due: December 1st, 1944.
  7. Provide new crew hatches for testing with a load-balancing device for easy and convenient opening. Due: December 1st, 1944.
  8. Increase the quality of the spring and friction coupling clutch of the inertial starter. Due: December 1st, 1944.
  9. Install MDSh smoke canisters on every tank and SPG. Due: February 1st, 1945
On T-34 tanks and SU-100 SPGs:
  1. Plan measures to convert all T-34 tanks to the 5-speed gearbox. Due: January 1st, 1945.
  2. Ensure that track links and track pins have a lifespan of at least 1000 km and, by January 1st, 1945, provide measures necessary to increase that lifespan to 1500 km.
  3. Prevent the premature wear of the engine crankshaft splines and main friction clutch flywheel splines. Due: January 1st, 1945
  4. Prevent the premature wear of the actuator cup and falling in of the main friction clutch pedal. Due: December 1st, 1944.
  5. Investigate the issue of protecting the main friction clutch from dust. Due: December 1st, 1944.
  6. GBTU must complete trials of a T-34-85 tank with a commander cupola with a one piece hatch with a load-balancing device by November 15th of this year and, jointly with NKTP, make a decision regarding mass production."

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