T-26 Model 1939 carrying troops

The front end of a T-26 Model 1939 light tank (identifiable by the sloping sides of the superstructure), being used to transport ski troops into action over the winter of 1941-42. The soldiers are seated on the sloping front of the hull. Ahead of the T-26 is a T-34 towing a sledge full of soldiers.
Russian Tanks of World War II, Stalin's Armoured Might, Tim Bean and Will Fowler. A good overview of the development of Soviet Tanks from the early models based on British and American originals to the excellent Russian designed T-34 and the heavy IS tanks. Bean and Fowler also look at the development of Soviet tank doctrine, the impact of Stalin's purges on the tank forces, and their use in combat from the small-scale clashes in the Far East to the apocalyptic fighting on the Eastern Front between 1941-45. A little lacking on precise details of the sub-variants of some of the tanks, but otherwise very good.
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (12 September 2008), T-26 Model 1939 carrying troops , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_t-26_carrying_troops.html

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