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The T-34 Russian battle tank
Hughes, Matthew, 1965-
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Oxceola, WI : MBI Pub., 1999.
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96 pages : illustrations ; 90 cm
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Includes index.
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UG446.5 .H82 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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One of World War II's most important military vehicles was the Russian T-34, a tank that was instrumental in the defeat of Germany on the Eastern Front and, thus, ultimate Allied victory in Europe. As the author points out, the T-34 was an innovative yet simple design, whose mobility and armor represented a leap forward in fighting tanks. Examined and fully illustrated are all aspects of T-34 development and service histories, including sections on design, variants, armaments, powerplants, crews, and armor. Specification tables offer design drawings and comparisons to T-34 contemporaries which were, in most cases, far inferior to me Russian tank.

Author Notes

Dr. Matthew Hughes is a lecturer in modern world history at University College Northampton. A holder of a doctorate in military history from King's College, London, he is the author of several articles on the Spanish Civil War, World War I, and World War II. He currently lives in the south of England.
Dr. Chris Mann is a lecturer in European history at the University of Surrey and University College, London. A holder of a doctorate in war studies from King's College, London, his area of expertise is Scandinavian military history in the twentieth century. He currently lives in the south of England.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Genesis of the T-34p. 6
Chapter 2 Design and Layout of the T-34p. 26
Chapter 3 Production of the T-34p. 48
Chapter 4 Combat Performance: World War IIp. 54
Chapter 5 Combat Performance: Post-1945p. 76
Chapter 6 T-34: Models and Variantsp. 82
Appendix 1 T-34/76 Model 1942 Specificationp. 92
Appendix 2 The T-34's Main Rivalsp. 94
Indexp. 95