Pre-war Soviet BOT Tanks

Soviet Union (1941) Improvised Fortifications – Unknown Number Built Forts and Fortifications Fortifications of one type or another have been around since warfare began. Whether they were meant to defend a homestead, town or military target, traditionally, these fortifications were large walled structures. Blockhouses were smaller fortified buildings that allowed for defenders to fire from…

IT-28

Soviet Union (1936-1941) Armored Bridge Layer – 1 Built The origins of armored bridge laying vehicles can be traced back to the First World War, when fascines (bundles of wood) were used by Allied tanks to be able to cross trenches and German anti-tank ditches. After the war, the idea of trench crossing systems based…

T-26 Chemical Tanks (HT-26, HT-130, HT-133, HT-134)

Soviet Union (1933-1945) Chemical Weapons Platform – 1,218 Built Breathing Fire Throughout the history of warfare, fire has always been used as a weapon to put fear into the hearts of men. During the early 1900s, flame-throwing weapons were developed, and almost as soon as automobiles were invented, methods of attaching these weapons to them…