By Alexander Koshchavtsev, Jim Kinnear & Fred Koch
Soviet & Warsaw Pact Amphibious Light Tank
During WWII the Red Army mastered bridging and ferrying operations. In the immediate post-war era the Soviet Union felt compelled to expand this capability and rapidly develop a new generation of modern amphibious tanks. Priority was given to an amphibious light reconnaissance tank with sufficient firepower to establish and hold bridgeheads. The PT-76 amphibious tank would become the main vehicle in Soviet and Warsaw Pact amphibious operations in the Cold War decades to come.
This is the first comprehensive coverage of the PT-76 in Soviet Army, Polish Army and East German Army Service. Illustrated with 166 black and white photos, 5 colour photos, and one 1/35 scale drawing.