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Bizarre Soviet tank in new book

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The Soviet T-35A is the only five-turret tank in history to enter production. With a long and proud service history on parade grounds, the T-35A was forced to adapt to the modern battlefield.

Outclassed and outdated, the T- 35A tried to hold its own against German invaders with terrible consequences. Fallen Giants: The Combat Debut of the T-35A Tank gives a grim depiction of the aftermath of the goliath that was the T-35A. Very little is known of these strange vehicles bar their basic shape and photographs  of parade grounds and frontline action. For the first time, battlefield photographs have been cross-referenced with maps and documents to bring the most complete look at the T-35A in the Second World War to  date. Explore the changes that were made to the design throughout the 1930s and interesting conversions often missed.

The book is on sale 31 August in paperback format. It’s 144 pages with an eight page colour section and costs £18.99 from Fonthill Media. More details at www.fonthillmedia.com.

 

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