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The T-26 tank was a Soviet light infantry tank used during many conflicts of the 1930s as well as during World War II. It was a development of the British Vickers 6-Ton tank and is widely considered one of the most successful tank designs of the 1930s.

The T-26 was exported and used extensively in the armies of Spain, China and Turkey. In addition, captured T-26 light tanks were used by the Finnish, German, Romanian and Hungarian armies.

T-26 in The War That Came EarlyEdit

When the Soviet Union lunched its offensive in Poland during the early years of World War II, the majority of their tanks were made up of T-26 and BT-7 light tanks. However, their crews were no match for the more experienced German panzer tactics and many of them were destroyed during the combined German-Polish offensive of 1939.[1]


  1. West and East, pg. 131

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