Good point. I can always get the mod 1 for gold anyway. Figured I would ask because the 44 100 was on sale and it's fairly hard to come by. Believe it or not, the only Russian medium crew trainer I own is the 85M
They are basically the same. T44-100 faster slightly with better gun handling. Mod. 1 slightly more armour. Strangely I have 4% difference in WR between the T44-100 and the Mod. 1 despite them being so similar. Very odd.