Russian Tanks of World War II

Russian Tanks of World War II : 1939-1945

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Organised chronologically by type, Russian Tanks of World War II offers a highly-illustrated guide to the main armoured fighting vehicles used by the Red Army during World War II. The book offers a comprehensive survey of Soviet AFVs, from the pre-war T-18 light tank and BT fast tank series to the heavy Joseph Stalin tanks and self- propelled guns of the final months of the war.
All the major and many minor tanks are featured, including every significant variation of the T-26 light tank, KV series and T-34 to see action on the Eastern Front. There are also chapters on the many types of self-propelled guns developed by Soviet industry, as well as Allied Lend-Lease AFVs, such as the British Churchill and Valentine tanks and American Sherman and Stuart tanks.
Each featured profile includes authentic markings and colour schemes, while every separate model is accompanied by exhaustive specifications.
Packed with 120 newly-commissioned, full-colour artworks with exhaustive specifications, Russian Tanks of World War II is a key reference guide for military modellers and World War II enthusiasts.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 128 pages
  • 176 x 216 x 15mm | 500g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 120 artworks and 20 photos; 140 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782744754
  • 9781782744757
  • 213,726

Table of contents

1. Light Tanks
Light tanks of the 1920s and 1930s, including the T-18, T-26, T-40, T-50 and T-60.

2. Medium and Fast Tanks
Tanks such as the T-24, T-28 and BT fast tank series.

3. The T-34
The classic Soviet tank: includes the A-20 prototype, Model 1940, Model 1941, Model 1942 and Model 1943, plus the T-34/85 and the limited production T-44.

4. Heavy Tanks
Including the T-35, KV-I and KV-II, IS-1, IS-2 and IS-3 tanks.

5. Self-Propelled Guns
Includes the SU-76, SU-85, SU-100, SU-122, SU-152, ISU-122 and ISU-152.

6. Lend-Lease Tanks
Allied tanks like the M3, Sherman, Churchill, Matilda that were supplied to Russia by her allies and used on the Eastern Front.

Tanks compared, production numbers, losses
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About Dr Stephen Hart

Dr Stephen Hart is a Senior Lecturer with special responsibilities at the Department of War Studies, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He has been published widely on military history topics, particularly British and German operations during WWII.
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