The Essential Vehicle Identification Guide: Soviet Tank Units 1939 - 45

David Porter & Oliver Missing

240 x 189 mm, 192, 250 b/w and colour illustrations and photos, 9781906626211, £19.99, Hardback, Amber Books
14 April 2009

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The Essential Vehicle Identification Guide: Soviet Tank Units, 1939–45 offers an highly-illustrated guide to the main armoured fighting vehicles used by the Red Army during World War II. This compact volume includes sample unit structures and orders of battle from company up to corps level, providing an organizational context for key campaigns throughout the war.

Organised chronologically, the book offers a comprehensive survey of Soviet-employed armoured fighting vehicles by campaign, including the German invasion of 1941, the defence of Moscow, the Stalingrad counter-offensive, the battles of Kharkov and Kursk, Operation ‘Bagration’, and the final defeat of Axis forces in Berlin, Vienna and Budapest in May 1945.

All the major and many minor tanks are featured, including every variation of the BT fast tank, T-26 light tank and T-34 to see action on the Eastern Front. The guide also includes numerous Lend-Lease AFVs – such as the British Churchill and US Sherman tanks – as well as many examples of Soviet light vehicles, self-propelled guns, tractors and trucks.

Packed with 250 full-colour artworks and photographs with exhaustive specifications, The Essential Vehicle Identification Guide: Soviet Tank Units, 1939–45 is a key reference guide for military modellers and World War II enthusiasts.


These books are simply splendid with many gems amongst the colour artwork to tempt us modellers. Thoroughly recommended.


... An interesting book... that would, Iím sure, please anyone looking for a primer on Soviet tank units.


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