Canfora Publishing Red Machines Vol.1: T60 Small Tank & Variants
The T-60 small tank was the third most numerous tank-type built in the Soviet Union during the 1941-45 “Great Patriotic War”, behind only the T-34 medium tank and the SU-76 self-propelled gun in terms of production output. Though often maligned in later years as being under-armed and weakly armored, the T-60 performed a crucial role during the difficult years of 1941-42 when Soviet manufacturing plants struggled to replace combat losses at the front.
The history of the T-60 is the history of a single tank type, set against a background of the initial months immediately following the launch of “Operation Barbarossa” on 22nd June 1941, with staggering losses of territory, troops and equipment at the front and the consequent Soviet struggle to maintain production at a time when the main Soviet military production facilities were being evacuated on rails to the Urals and Siberia beyond.
The T-60 chassis was used for many prototypes and variants, such as Anti-Aircraft, Rocket Artillery and even a flying tank! All these are fully described in both text and images, providing inspiration and ideas to modelers.
- Hard Cover
- 176 Pages
- 250+ Photos