T-26 Light Tank, late 1941

T-26 Light Tank, late 1941
A column of T-26 Light Tanks somewhere in Russia in the Autumn of 1941. The first tank is a T-26 Model 1933, with a single flat sided turret, the second is the T-26 Model 1931 with two small turrets.
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 (11 September 2008), T-26 Light Tank, late 1941 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_t-26_column.html

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