By Mark HealyA chance to get an insight into the inner workings of a Russian workhorse - the T-34 medium Tank.
When the Russian T-34 appeared in 1940 it was unquestionably the most advanced medium tank in the world. Its sloping armour, wide tracks and heavy gun provided the Red Army with a weapon of huge potential, such that when it was encountered by the Germans in Russia in the summer of 1941 it generated a massive technological shock that influenced all their future tank development. Built in vast numbers, the T-34 became the aminstay of the soviet tank formations and a primary weapon in helping to secure the defeat of Nazi Germany.
Post 1945, the T-34 became a primary Soviet military export to allies and client states during the early Cold War. It saw combat in Korea, the Middle East and wars in Africa, through to Vietnam. Its longevity has been such that a few remain in service in the Yemeni and Syrian civil wars of the 21st century.
My friend is delighted with this book. Superb!
As with all the Haynes tank manuals this is a very well produced book with loads of great photos and information, a must have for any T-34 fan! Great price too!
Another great Haynes book detailing a tank, this time the T34 and most of its variants. A must for any model maker.
A comprehensive, and succinct, authoratative source for the development of this significant tank's place in armoured warfare.
having already purchased the Tiger and Panzer III i was not disappointed with this volume on the T34. Packed with information and useful illustrations it can be read from beginning to end or simply dipped into.