An Illustrated History of Stalin’s Greatest Tank

Wolfgang Fleischer

Date Published :
November 2020
Publisher :
Greenhill Books
Contributor(s) :
Anthony Tucker-Jones
Illustration :
16 pages of color plates, b/w illustrations throughout
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781784384951
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Comprehensive photographic guide to the war-winning Soviet T-34 tank.

The T-34 was one of the most remarkable tanks of the Second World War. Although the Red Army suffered continual heavy tank losses, the rugged and reliable T-34 was an immense success story and was ultimately instrumental in turning the tide of the war.

This photographic history follows the story of this exceptional armored vehicle from its disastrous first action during Operation Barbarossa to its miraculous defense of Moscow, its envelopment of the Axis forces at Stalingrad and victory at Kursk, and finally, the advance to the gates of Warsaw then on to Berlin.

Packed with a wealth of images, including rare archive photographs and photographs of surviving examples, this is an extraordinary record of both the tank and its personnel. The accompanying text features an in-depth technical evaluation outlining the differences in the myriad of models, including detailed plans of each type, alongside a gripping breakdown of the tank’s entire operational history.

About The Author

Wolfgang Fleischer is a historian and works at the Bundeswehr Military History Museum, Dresden.

Anthony Tucker-Jones is a former defense intelligence officer and a widely published expert on regional conflicts, counter-terrorism and armored and aerial warfare. He is the author of over thirty books, is security and terrorism correspondent for intersec – The Journal of International Security, and has freelanced for Channel 4 News.


"This book will be of great interest to modelers and also to military historians."

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"...performs a terrific job in explaining the nuts and bolts of the tank, including the nuances that prompted later modifications."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

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