Vladimir Francev, Charles K. Kliment - Skoda LT vz. 35
MBI | 1995 | ISBN: 8090126383 | Czech/English | 62 pages | PDF | 102.92 MB
The Panzerkampfwagen 35(t), commonly shortened to Panzer 35(t) or abbreviated as Pz.Kpfw. 35(t), was a Czech-designed light tank used mainly by Nazi Germany during World War II. The letter (t) stood for tschechisch (German: "Czech"). In Czech service it had the formal designation Lehký (Light) Tank vzor (Model) 35, but was commonly referred to as the LT vz. 35. Four hundred and thirty-four were built; of these the Germans seized two hundred and forty-four when they occupied Bohemia-Moravia in March 1939 and the Slovaks acquired fifty-two when they declared independence from Czechoslovakia at the same time. Others were exported to Bulgaria and Romania. In German service it saw combat during the early years of World War II, notably the Invasion of Poland, the Battle of France and the invasion of the Soviet Union before being retired or sold off in 1942. It was used for the remainder of the war by other countries and as a training tank in Bulgaria into the Fifties. The book includes details of the development and combat usage of this tank and is packed with black and white photographs, schemes, colour profiles and the crew compartments in colour. Also contains scale drawings, detailed component drawings. Czech/English text.