T-26 obr 1932 (SU004)
|T-26 obr 1932 (SU004)|
includes one T-26 obr 1932 tank with Kht-26 Flame-tank option & one Tank Commander figure.
The T-26 was developed from the British Vickers 6-ton with the distinct purpose of directly supporting infantry formations. Originally designed in the late 1920s by the Vickers-Armstrongs company for the Royal Tank Corps, the design was promptly rejected leaving the designers with little choice other than to export the tank to countries that were less technically advanced in terms of tank design.
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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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|The Soviets acquired several Vickers 6-tons in the spring of 1930 for evaluation and testing purposed along with a licence to manufacture the vehicle. Surprisingly the design was accepted by the Red Army as the T-26 before development and testing had been fully completed.|
The main armament consisted of two ball-mounted 7.62mm DT machine-guns mounted in twin turrets. To avoid potential disasters, the rotation of the turrets was limited to 265°. Armour protection consisted of up to 15mm, enough to protection the three-man crew from small arms fire and shell splinters but little else.
Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Victor Pesch
|The T-26 obr 1932 in Flames Of War|
|Twin MG Turrets|
Some tank designs from the early 1930’s, like the T-26 obr 1932 light tank, had two machine-gun turrets mounted side-by-side making them lethal against infantry.
Twin MG Turrets are Deck Turrets. Both turrets can fire at their full ROF 3 at the same time, either at the same platoon or each at a different enemy platoon.
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.
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.
|The KhT-26 in Flames Of War|