Soviet Tank Units 1939-45by David Porter
The Essential Vehicle Identification Guide: Soviet Tank Units, 1939–45 offers an highly illustrated guide to the main armored 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.
Organized chronologically, the book offers a comprehensive survey of Soviet-employed armored fighting vehicles by campaign, including the German invasion of 1941, the defense of Moscow, the Stalingrad counteroffensive, 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 tanks are featured, including every variation of the BT fast tank, T-26 light tank and T-34 to see action on the Eastern Front. The guide also includes numerous Lend-Lease AFVs – such as the British Churchill and US Sherman tanks – as well as many examples of Soviet light vehicles, self-propelled guns, tractors, and trucks.
Packed with 250 full-color artworks and photographs with exhaustive specifications, The Essential Vehicle Identification Guide: Soviet Tank Units, 1939–45 is a key reference guide for military modelers and World War II enthusiasts.
"provides a concise history of the Soviet tank armies…chockfull of information…excellent photos"
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