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T-26 tank, M1937, Donated to Stalingrad-Panoramic battle museum.

June 29, 2016 after long and quality restoration for museum static exposition, beatiful prewar T-26 tank type 1937, cylindrical turret, 45mm gun, no frame antenna with stars on sides of turret according to original photograph taken in summer of 1942 region Stalingrad.

Museum stalingrad-battle Director mr. Alexey Vasin.


Honorable guard company passing with a parade march


Tank Veterans ww2 with modern Stalingrad tank reenactors

T-26 in summer of 1942, southern front

tank is painted to exact as it was used before Stalingrad battle

original media:

Торжественная церемония представления нового экспоната состоялась 29 июня 2016 года при участии ветеранов Великой Отечественной войны, Вооруженных Сил РФ, роты Почетного караула, участников военно-исторических клубов.
Раритетную машину в дар музею передал реставратор и меценат, директор ООО “Лейбштандарт”, Дмитрий Бушмаков.



The T-26 tank was a  was a development of the British Vickers 6-Ton tank and was one of the most successful tank designs of the 1930s until its light armour became vulnerable to newer anti-tank guns.[3] It was produced in greater numbers than any other tank of the period, with more than 11,000 units manufactured.[4] During the 1930s, the USSR developed 53 variants of the T-26, including flame-throwing tanks, combat engineer vehicles, remotely controlled tanks, self-propelled guns, artillery tractors, and armoured carriers. Twenty-three of these were series-produced, others were experimental models.[5]

The T-26 and BT were the main tanks of the Red Army‘s armoured forces during the interwar period. The T-26 was the most important tank of the Spanish Civil War and played a significant role during the Battle of Lake Khasan in 1938, as well as in the Winter War in 1939–40. Though nearly obsolete by the beginning of World War II, the T-26 was the most numerous tank in the Red Army’s armoured force during the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941.[6] The T-26 fought the Germans and their allies during the Battle of Moscow in 1941–42, the Battle of Stalingrad and the Battle of the Caucasus in 1942–1943; some tank units of the Leningrad Front used their T-26s until 1944. Soviet T-26 light tanks last saw use in August 1945, during the defeat of the Japanese Kwantung Army in Manchuria.[7]

The T-26 was exported and used extensively by Spain, China and Turkey. Captured T-26s were used by the Finnish, German, Romanian and Hungarian armies.[8] The tank was reliable and simple to maintain, and its design was continually modernised between 1931 and 1941. No new models of the T-26 were developed after 1940.








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