The T-34 Russian Battle Tank

The T-34 Russian Battle Tank

by Matthew Hughes, Chris Mann
     
 
One of World War II's most important military vehicles was the Russian T-34, a tank that was instrumental in the defeat of Germany on the Eastern Front and, thus, ultimate Allied victory in Europe. As the author points out, the T-34 was an innovative yet simple design, whose mobility and armor represented a leap forward in fighting tanks. Examined and fully

Overview

One of World War II's most important military vehicles was the Russian T-34, a tank that was instrumental in the defeat of Germany on the Eastern Front and, thus, ultimate Allied victory in Europe. As the author points out, the T-34 was an innovative yet simple design, whose mobility and armor represented a leap forward in fighting tanks. Examined and fully illustrated are all aspects of T-34 development and service histories, including sections on design, variants, armaments, powerplants, crews, and armor. Specification tables offer design drawings and comparisons to T-34 contemporaries which were, in most cases, far inferior to me Russian tank.

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Good description and abundant photos on the design and combat of the main USSR (medium) tank of WWII. The T-34 ended the last major offensive of the Germans at Kursk. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760307014
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.65(w) x 11.62(h) x 0.56(d)

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