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T-26 obr 1939 Light Tank Company (SBX22)

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includes five T-26 obr 1939 Light Tanks & one Tank Commander sprue.

The first thing required by the theorists was a breakthrough of the enemy front line. The idea was that massed light tanks would advance with the infantry, destroying enemy machine-gun nests and pinning down the enemy riflemen, allowing the infantry to capture the enemy trenches. This required a relatively cheap and simple design that could be fielded in large numbers. Fortunately, the Vickers-Armstrong company were offering exactly such a design with their 6-ton Type E tank.

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Rising Sun brings you into the Soviet Union’s wars with the Japanese and Finns on its borders in 1939. Take command of the Red Army’s tank forces, infantry or cavalry forces as you throw the Japanese back into Manchuria or fight the stubborn Finns to expand the Soviet border.

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T-26 obr 1939 Light Tank Company (SBX22) The Red Army bought some samples from Vickers and then proceeded to produce an unlicensed copy called the T-26. The first production model of 1932 (obr 1932) was a twin-turreted design with two side-by-side machine-gun turrets. While this seemed like a good idea at the time as it appeared to give the tank twice as much firepower, it quickly became obvious that the difficulties in coordinating two turrets and a driver actually reduced its effectiveness.

The second model (obr 1933) was more conventional with just a single turret mounting a 45mm gun and a coaxial machine-gun. Typical of Soviet tank design, the 45mm gun was one of the most powerful tank guns in the world at the time. The original Vickers design mounted a low-velocity 47mm gun. While this was as effective against machine-gun nests, its anti-tank performance was woeful, especially compared with the Soviet gun.
The final design of the T-26 light tank was the T-26 obr 1939. This introduced an improved turret armed with the excellent 45mm obr 1938 gun. It supported infantry on the attack where its gun could knock out enemy guns, infantry, and tanks. The T-26 obr 1939 saw service with the Red Army as late as 1942.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Casey Davies
T-26 obr 1939 Light Tank Company (SBX22)
The T-25 obr 1939 in Flames Of War
Equipment and Notes

T-26 obr 1939 Slow Tank
1 1
Co-ax MG, Limited vision, Unreliable.
45mm obr 1934 gun
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Limited Vision
In order to pack more into small tanks, some tank designers reduced the crew to a minimum and severely
limited the number of vision devices. Thus, the tanks require the commander to operate as a somewhat vision-impaired gunner as well.

Tanks with Limited Vision add +1 to the score required to hit when shooting any weapon except an AA MG at
targets that are entirely behind a line drawn across the front of the tank’s turret before they rotate their turret to face the target.

Tanks with Limited Vision must rotate their turret to point straight ahead when they move.
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Whether poorly designed, unsuitable for the conditions, or requiring more maintenance than current supply considerations will allow, these vehicles have a significant chance of breakdown when pushed too hard.

If an Unreliable vehicle attempts to move At the Double, roll a die. On a roll of 1 the vehicle becomes Bogged Down.

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Slow Tank
The amount of distance your team can move is determined by the type of troops that are moving. The more
mobile the team, the further it can move. The Movement Distance table gives the maximum distances teams can move over Cross-country Terrain. Simply look up the relevant Arsenal to find the Mobility rating of the team that you are trying to move to find the maximum distance that the team can move.

The T-26 obr 1939 is rated as a Slow Tank and can move up to 8"/20cm when travelling Cross-country.

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Last Updated On Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by Charlie at Battlefront