Soviet Tank Units 1939-45

Soviet Tank Units 1939-45 : Identification Guide

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Soviet Tank Units 1939-45 offers an highly-illustrated guide to the main armoured fighting vehicles used by the Red Army during World War II. This compact volume includes sample unit structures and orders of battle from company up to corps level, providing an organizational context for key campaigns throughout the war.

Organised chronologically, the book offers a comprehensive survey of Soviet-employed armoured fighting vehicles by campaign, including the German invasion of 1941, the defence of Moscow, the Stalingrad counter-offensive, the battles of Kharkov and Kursk, Operation 'Bagration', and the final defeat of Axis forces in Berlin, Vienna and Budapest in May 1945.

All the major and many minor tank that saw action on the Eastern Front is featured. The guide also includes numerous Lend-Lease Armoured fighting vehicles well as many examples of Soviet light vehicles, self-propelled guns, tractors and trucks.

Packed with 250 full-colour artworks and photographs with exhaustive specifications, Soviet Tank Units 1939-45: Identification Guide is a key reference source for military modellers and World War II enthusiasts.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 195 x 246 x 20.32mm | 790g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 250 photos and artworks; 250 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1782749470
  • 9781782749479
  • 1,067,743

Table of contents

1. Prewar Development

2. Defending the Motherland

3. Kursk and Kharkov

4. The Destruction of the Wehrmacht

5. Victory in Europe

6. Victory in the East

Orders of battle, glossary, terminology, total production numbers.

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About David Porter

Since leaving the British Ministry of Defence in 2006 after 29 years' service, David Porter has worked on a number of research projects, contributing articles and book reviews to the BBC History Magazine, the British Army Review and the Royal Engineers Journal.
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