T-34

The Red Army's Legendary Medium Tank

Anthony Tucker-Jones

 
Date Published :
May 2015
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
200 illustrations plus color profiles
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781781590959
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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It could be said that the T-34 was the tank that won the Second World War. In total 57,000 were produced between 1941 and 1945. Stalin’s tank factories outstripped Hitler’s by a factor of three to one, and production of the T-34 also exceeded that of the famed American M4 Sherman.

Not only did this output swamp German panzer production, the T-34 was a robust no frills war-winning design – easy to manufacture and reliable. Its sloping armor was innovative at the time and its wide tracks suited it to off-road warfare. Crucially it required little maintenance in comparison to German tanks, and its chassis was used as the basis for a range of assault guns, the SU-85, SU-100 and SU-122.

Anthony Tucker-Jones’s photographic history of this exceptional armored vehicle follows its story through the course of the war, from its combat debut against the Wehrmacht during Operation Barbarossa, through the Red Army’s defeats and retreats of 1941 and 1942 to the tide-turning victories at Stalingrad and Kursk and on through the long, rapid Soviet advance across Ukraine and Byelorussia to Berlin.

As well as a range of rare archive photographs and photographs of a surviving example of the T-34, the book features specially commissioned color illustrations.

About The Author
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Anthony Tucker-Jones is a former defence intelligence officer and a widely published expert on regional conflicts, counter-terrorism and armoured and aerial warfare. He is the author of over thirty books including Falaise: The Flawed Victory, Operation Dragoon: The Liberation of Southern France 1944, Armoured Warfare on the Eastern Front, Tiger I & Tiger II, T-34: The Red Army's Legendary Medium Tank, The Panther Tank: Hitlers T-34 Killer, The Battle for Budapest 1944-1945 and The Panzer IV: Hitlers Rock. He is security and terrorism correspondent for intersec The Journal of International Security and has freelanced for Channel 4 News. For further information his website can be found at www.atuckerjones.com.

REVIEWS
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"...text is informative, well written,...primer on the T-34 in Soviet WW2 service"

- IPMS/USA

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