T-26 Light Tank: Backbone of the Red Army #218 Osprey New Vanguard

By: Steven J. Zaloga

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The T-26 was the first major Soviet armour program of the 1930s, beginning as a license-built version of the British Vickers 6-ton export tank. Although the T-26 retained the basic Vickers hull and suspension, the Red Army began to make extensive changes to the turret and armament, starting with the addition of a 45mm tank gun in 1933. The T-26 was built in larger numbers than any other tank prior to World War II. Indeed, more T-26 tanks were manufactured than the combined tank production of Germany, France, Britain, and the United States in 1931-40. This book surveys the development of the T-26 as well as its combat record in the Spanish Civil War, the war in China, the border wars with Poland and Finland in 1939-40, and the disastrous battles of 1941 during Operation Barbarossa.

Title: T-26 Light Tank: Backbone of the Red Army #218 Osprey New Vanguard

Author Name: Steven J. Zaloga

Categories: Military, Tanks & Armoured Vehicles, World War II,

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing: 2015

ISBN Number: 1472806255

ISBN Number 13: 9781472806253

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Kg: 1.00 Kg

Seller ID: 000432