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[dropcap2]A[/dropcap2]head of the advancing Red Army, various recon and scout units can be spotted. The light armor and recon units use a number of different weapon and vehicles and one of their finest pieces of equipment is the T-26.

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T-26 Model 1933

The T-26 is one of the most successful Soviet light tanks and is deployed on all the Soviet fronts. It is a further development of the British Vickers Mk. E. It is armed with a 45mm cannon and a 7.62mm machine gun.

Specifications

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[dropcap2]B[/dropcap2]elow are the main specifications for the tank, weapon balancing is not done yet, and we will follow up with more information with f.ex. penetration values etc. once we get closer to the release of the ‘Timoshenko’ update.

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T-26 Model 1933
Hit Points 1500
Weight 9400 kg
Speed On/Off Road 30 km/h
Gears 5 Forward / 1 Reverse
Hull Traverse TBA
Power/Weight Ratio 9.6 hp/t
Gradiant 32°
Armor Protection 6-15 mm

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NB: The Hull Traverse (ie. tank turn speed) is not yet finalized and all these numbers might be tweaked before release

Armor

Being a light tank, this is not a heavily armored beast, so the crew should be very careful when engaging heavier enemies or well equipped infantry.
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Hull
Front Upper 15 mm
Front Lower 15 mm
Sides Upper 15 mm
Sides Lower 15 mm
Rear 15 mm
Top 6 mm
Bottom 6 mm

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Turret
Front 15 mm
Mantlet 15 mm
Sides 15 mm
Rear 15 mm
Top 10 mm

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Unlock

So! How do I get my hands on one of these wonders? This is the first unlock on the light armor ribbon, and it becomes available for your Soviet tanker at Light Armor 3rd grade.

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UPDATE

In the first version of this post this was mistakenly listed as the second unlock.

Timoshen-WHO?

[dropcap2]W[/dropcap2]e will post more information about the other two Soviet light tanks, and all the other awesome new stuff on the way, in the coming days, so as you have probably guessed by now, we are introducing the Soviet Union as a playable faction in the upcoming update named ‘Timoshenko‘ and we will reveal all the exciting details for this new faction, here on the blog, on ourFacebook page (so be sure to give us a like), and in our Friday devstreams on Twitch.tv