[[Image:t28 005.gif|thumb|right|240px|T-28 tanks, with horseshoe radio antennas]]
The Finns knew the T-28 as the ''Postivaunu'' ("mail wagon" or [[stagecoach]]), a name which alluded to Finnish troops' discovery of Red Army field mail sacks inside the first destroyed T-28. Another explanation is that the high profile of the tank resembled the old west stagecoaches of the United States. Finns captured two T-28s during the Winter War and five in [[Continuation War]], totalling 7 vehicles.
The Soviets had 411 T-28 tanks when the [[Operation Barbarossa|Germans invaded]] in June 1941.<ref>Kantakoski p. 108</ref> Most T-28s were lost during the first two months of the invasion, many of them abandoned after mechanical breakdown. However, one T-28 did a spectacular raid (trying to rejoin Soviet forces after encirclement) through occupied [[Minsk]], ramming, firing and smashing trucks, APCs and personnel. This tank nearly escaped but it was hit several times by German 37 mm anti-tank gun and caught fire. Its commander was killed after bailing out, but two surviving crewmen were caught by Belarusian women and went into hiding with their help. Some T-28 tanks took part in the 1941 winter defence of Leningrad and Moscow,<ref>Zaloga 1997, p </ref> but after 1941, the model remained in service mostly in enemy hands.<ref>Zaloga 1997, p 13.</ref>
Today three T-28s remain, two in Finland and one in Moscow. One restored T-28 is on display in Finnish field camouflage in the Parola Tank Museum, Finland.
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