T-26 Light Tank : Backbone of the Red Army Paperback / softback
Illustrated by Henry (Illustrator) Morshead
Part of the New Vanguard series
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 48 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 12/01/2015
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781472806253