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.
Great book, full of lots of usefull information regarding the t34 model tanks with lots of images. Currently using this for reference material for a full 3d model T34/85 and it has been verry helpfull. 5/5, bought some of the others too for future projects.
I am delighted with my purchase of the Haynes T-34 Owner's Manual. Its contents exceeded my expectations with excellent history, technical and operational details and illustrations. I look forward to purchasing further publications in this series. The Museum's service was excellent and i will use their site again.
Fantastic book and arrived quickly. Using it as a reference for a model T34-85...
Will use The Tank Museum site again!
Great example of why these Haines manuals are a must have for the tank enthusiast. T34 was a war winner due to reliability and numbers, so we should all be thankful. At the reduced price of under a tenner, it was great value too. I also had fun ordering the book over the phone with the museum staff: you can't beat a captive audience, as the Wermacht found out at the end of WW2. That's all for now...
This arrived relatively quickly given everything (dispatched promptly but was let down by Royal Mail at this end!) and will be the perfect gift on Christmas Day. Arrived well packaged and in perfect condition.