T-34: The Red Army's Legendary Medium Tank - Anthony Tucker-JonesBarnsley: Pen & Sword Military, 2020, Paperback.
Includes: Colour profiles; Further reading list; Black & white photographs;
From the cover: “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, and its chassis was used as the basis for a range of tank destroyers, the SU-85, SU-100 and SU-122. Anthony Tucker-Jones’s photographic history of this exceptional armoured vehicle follows its story through the course of the war, from its debut against the Wehrmacht during Operation Barbarossa, through the tide-turning Soviet victories at Stalingrad and Kursk and on to the final battle for Berlin. The continuing story of the T-34 during the conflicts of the Cold War is also covered.
As well as a range of rare archive photographs and photographs of surviving examples of the T-34, the book features specially commissioned colour illustrations of the T-34 and the SU assault guns based on it.”