Soviet tanks and combat vehicles of World War Two Hardcover – December 31, 1899
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Some of the more interesting sections are:
* Pages 111 - 114 describe the design history of the T-34 tank and its antecedent lineage of the BT-7, A-20, T-32, T-34/1940 and T-34/1941. Pages 129 - 137 discusses the production history of the T-34 at the various Soviet factories in Kharkov and Stalingrad and east of the Urals at Nizhni Tagil and Sverdlovsk.
* Pages 147 - 149 describes the evolution of Soviet tank brigades and their strengths and manpower levels from 1941 through 1943.
* Pages 206 - 219 discuss Lend-Lease tanks and other vehicles shipped to the USSR.
* Pages 222 - 225 "Soviet Tanks in Retrospect" discusses overall production and combat loss statistics and offers a brief summary of the design philosophies between Germany and the Soviet Union.
There are now many books available that offer more detailed information on individual tank designs such as the T-34 and the KV- and IS - series. This book does an excellent job of providing an overall history and assessment of all the tanks in a 230 pages volume.
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Few bits of info missing, such as the Odessa Tank and KhTZ-16, which get very small insights into.
Photos and data on some very rare pre war AFVs, both limited production runs and prototypes. A lot of more recent books have more up to date picture collections from more recently discovered sources, often from after the battle. However, I have yet to find anything better covering the 1930s, the most crucial period of development for Soviet armour. For example, the many variants of the T26, including an APC, SPGs, etc.