June 7th, 1943
On installing commander's cupolas on T-34 tanks.
The State Committee of Defense decrees that:
1. A commander's cupola is approved for the T-34 with the following technical parameters:
- The cupola is installed on existing two-hatch turrets above the commander's seat, instead of the hatch.
- The cupola has five vision slits with "triplex" glass and a rotating MK-4 observation device (based on the English type) on the roof, providing convenient 360 degree vision from the tank.
- The cupola roof is composed of two hatch halves, which allow the crew to enter and exit the tank.
GBTU (comrade Vershinin) and NKTP (comrade Zaltsmann) must approve production blueprints for the cupola designed by factory #183 by June 10th of this year.
- July 1943: 150
- August: 700
- September: 1500
- October: 2000