The 38M Toldi Light Tank

Peter Mujzer

The introduction into British army service of the Challenger 2 Main Battle Tank (MBT) was originally intended to take a mere eighteen months from design to production, but in the event, it took something closer to ten years.
Date Published :
January 2021
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Illustration :
290 Color photos, 8 painting schemes
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788366673045
Pages : 120
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : In stock


The 38M Toldi light tank entered into service in 1940. Before that time the Army had its WWI style armored trains, armored cars and the tiny Italian FIAT Ansaldo tankettes. The 38M Toldi light tank and its Swedish origin the L-60 were the same class as the German Pz. II, the Polish 7TP, the Soviet T-40 and T-60 light tanks, designated for reconnaissance and liaison role. However, at the beginning of the war it was the only tracked armored vehicles of the Hungarians to fight the Red Army in 1941.

The 38M Toldi light tank was also the first armored vehicle produced by the Hungarian War Industry during the war.


"...will be of great interest to modelers and military historians alike."

- AMPS Indianapolis

"Make it your handbook on Hungary’s intriguing little Toldi."

- Cybermodeler

"...this is a welcome addition to knowledge about a little-known Hungarian tank."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"The images are clear and crisp despite their age. Not only would this book make an excellent resource for the military history buff, but for the armour modeler this book provides numerous photos to use for future builds."


"Mujzer’s text is well supported with many monochrome photographs, covering every inch of the tank. That and the technical drawings and colour plates, will make modelers and wargamers happy."

- Wargames Illustrated

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