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Soviet Tank Units 1939-45: The Essential Vehicle Identification Guide

David Porter

The Essential Vehicle Identification Guide: Soviet Tank Units, 1939–45 offers an highly-illustrated guide to the main armoured fighting vehicles used by the Red Army during World War II. This compact volume includes sample unit structures and orders of battle from... Read moreRead less

The Essential Vehicle Identification Guide: Soviet Tank Units, 1939–45 offers an highly-illustrated guide to the main armoured 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.

Organised chronologically, the book offers a comprehensive survey of Soviet- employed armoured fighting vehicles by campaign, including the German invasion of 1941, the defence of Moscow, the Stalingrad counter-offensive, 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-colour artworks and photographs with exhaustive specifications, The Essential Vehicle Identification Guide: Soviet Tank Units, 1939–45 is a key reference guide for military modellers and World War II enthusiasts.

Essential ID Guide series

Format: 280 x 220mm
Extent: 192pp
Word count: 50,000
Illustrations: 250 artworks and 30 photographs

David Porter

Since leaving the British Ministry of Defence in 2006 after 29 years’ service, David Porter has worked on a number of research projects, contributing articles and book reviews to the BBC History Magazine, the British Army Review and the Royal Engineers Journal.

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