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Tanks of the Soviet Union (1917-1991)

For decades, the Soviet Union placed a high priority on fielding a large and capable armored fighting force - to be spearheaded by the all-important tank.

Tanks of the Soviet Union (1917-1991)

For decades, the Soviet Union placed a high priority on fielding a large and capable armored fighting force - to be spearheaded by the all-important tank.

OVERVIEW



There are a total of 81 Tanks of the Soviet Union (1917-1991) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service ascending (A-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily primary operator. Experimental and conceptual vehicles are also included in this listing.

This listing also includes foreign-originated tanks adopted during the Soviet years as well as Lend-Lease tanks of World War 2 (1939-1944). Also consider our listing of former and current tanks of the Russian Army






#1
1917
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Renault FT-17
Renault FT-17
Two-Man Light-class Combat Tank
#2
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Medium Tank Mk A (Whippet)
Medium Tank Mk A (Whippet)
Medium Tank
#3
1918
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Tank Mk V
Tank Mk V
Heavy Tank / Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV)
#4
1925
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Vickers Medium Mark II
Vickers Medium Mark II
Medium Tank
#5
1928
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-18 (MS-1)
T-18 (MS-1)
Light Tank
ADVERTISEMENTS
#6
1928
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Vickers 6-Ton (Mark E)
Vickers 6-Ton (Mark E)
Light Tank
#7
1929
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-23
T-23
Tankette / Light Tracked Combat Vehicle Prototype
#8
1931
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-27
T-27
Tankette / Light Tank Tracked Combat Vehicle
#9
1931
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-24
T-24
Medium Tank Prototype
#10
1931
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-26
T-26
Infantry Light Tank Tracked Combat Vehicle
#11
1932
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-42
T-42
Super-Heavy Tank Project
#12
1932
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the BT-2 (Bystrochodnij Tankov)
BT-2 (Bystrochodnij Tankov)
Fast Light Tank
#13
1933
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-37A
T-37A
Amphibious Light Tank (LT) / Infantry Support Vehicle
#14
1933
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the BT-5 (Bystrochodnij Tankov)
BT-5 (Bystrochodnij Tankov)
Light Fast Tank
#15
1933
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-41
T-41
Amphibious Light Tank
#16
1933
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Vickers Commercial Light Tank
Vickers Commercial Light Tank
Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV) / Infantry Support Vehicle
#17
1933
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-28
T-28
Medium Tank Tracked Combat Vehicle
#18
1934
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-29
T-29
Medium Tank Prototype
#19
1934
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the BT-7 (Bystrochodnij Tankov)
BT-7 (Bystrochodnij Tankov)
Light Fast Tank
#20
1935
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-46
T-46
Light Tank Prototype
#21
1935
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-35
T-35
Heavy Tank
#22
1936
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Type 95 Ha-Go (Ke-Go / Kyu-Go)
Type 95 Ha-Go (Ke-Go / Kyu-Go)
Light Tank
#23
1936
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the 7TP
7TP
Light Tank
#24
1937
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-38
T-38
Amphibious Light Tank
#25
1938
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Vickers Mk VII (A17) (Tetrarch)
Vickers Mk VII (A17) (Tetrarch)
Air-Droppable Light Tank
#26
1938
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-25 (STZ-25)
T-25 (STZ-25)
Light Tank Prototype
#27
1938
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-111 (Object 111)
T-111 (Object 111)
Light Tank / Infantry Support Tank Prototype
#28
1938
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the BT-SV (Stalin-Woroshilov)
BT-SV (Stalin-Woroshilov)
Fast Battle Tank Prototype
#29
1939
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Infantry Tank Mk II Matilda (A12)
Infantry Tank Mk II Matilda (A12)
Infantry Tank
#30
1939
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the A-20 / A-32
A-20 / A-32
Fast Tank / Medium Tank Prototype
#31
1939
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the KV-1 (Klimenti Voroshilov)
KV-1 (Klimenti Voroshilov)
Heavy Tank
#32
1939
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the LT vz. 38 / PzKpfW 38(t) (SdKfz 140)
LT vz. 38 / PzKpfW 38(t) (SdKfz 140)
Light Tank
#33
1939
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the SdKfz 161 Panzerkampfwagen IV (PzKpfW IV) / Panzer 4
SdKfz 161 Panzerkampfwagen IV (PzKpfW IV) / Panzer 4
Medium Tank Tracked Combat Vehicle
#34
1939
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the SMK (Sergai Mironovich Kirov)
SMK (Sergai Mironovich Kirov)
Heavy Multi-Turret Tank Project
#35
1939
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-100 (Project)
T-100 (Project)
Heavy Tank Project
#36
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-34
T-34
Medium Tank Tracked Combat Vehicle
#37
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Infantry Tank Mk III Valentine
Infantry Tank Mk III Valentine
Infantry Tank
#38
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the KV-2 (Klimenti Voroshilov)
KV-2 (Klimenti Voroshilov)
Heavy Tank / Assault Gun
#39
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M3 Lee / M3 Grant (Medium Tank, M3)
M3 Lee / M3 Grant (Medium Tank, M3)
Medium Tank
#40
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-60
T-60
Light Tank Tracked Combat Vehicle
#41
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Infantry Tank Mk IV Churchill (A22)
Infantry Tank Mk IV Churchill (A22)
Infantry Tank
#42
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M3 Stuart (Light Tank, M3)
M3 Stuart (Light Tank, M3)
Light Tank (LT)
#43
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-34M (A-43)
T-34M (A-43)
Medium Tank Project
#44
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-50
T-50
Light Infantry Tank
#45
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-40
T-40
Amphibious Light Tank
#46
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the NI Tank (Odessa Tank)
NI Tank (Odessa Tank)
Improvised Light Tank
#47
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M5 Stuart (Light Tank, M5) (Stuart VI)
M5 Stuart (Light Tank, M5) (Stuart VI)
Light Tank (LT)
#48
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the KV-13 (Klimenti Voroshilov)
KV-13 (Klimenti Voroshilov)
Super-Medium / Universal Tank Prototype
#49
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the KV-8 (Klimenti Voroshilov)
KV-8 (Klimenti Voroshilov)
Flamethrower Tank
#50
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Antonov An-40 (Glider Tank)
Antonov An-40 (Glider Tank)
Prototype, Air-Droppable Glider Tank
#51
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M4 Sherman (Medium Tank, M4)
M4 Sherman (Medium Tank, M4)
Medium Tank Tracked Combat Vehicle
#52
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-70
T-70
Light Tank (LT)
#53
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the KV-9 (Klimenti Voroshilov) / (Object 229)
KV-9 (Klimenti Voroshilov) / (Object 229)
Self-Propelled Tracked Assault Gun Prototype
#54
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-34/85
T-34/85
Up-Gunned Medium Tank Tracked Combat Vehicle
#55
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Cruiser Tank Mk VIII Cromwell (A27M)
Cruiser Tank Mk VIII Cromwell (A27M)
Cruiser Tank / Medium Tank
#56
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the SdKfz 171 Panzerkampfwagen V Panther (PzKpfW V) / Panzer 5
SdKfz 171 Panzerkampfwagen V Panther (PzKpfW V) / Panzer 5
Medium Tank Tracked Combat Vehicle
#57
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Churchill Crocodile (Churchill Mk VII)
Churchill Crocodile (Churchill Mk VII)
Flame-Throwing Combat Tank
#58
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-43
T-43
Medium-Heavy Tank / Universal Tank Prototype
#59
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-80 (Object 080)
T-80 (Object 080)
Light Tank
#60
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IS-2 / JS-2 (Josef Stalin)
IS-2 / JS-2 (Josef Stalin)
Heavy Tank Tracked Combat Vehicle
#61
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IS-1 / JS-1 (Josef Stalin)
IS-1 / JS-1 (Josef Stalin)
Heavy Tank Tracked Combat Vehicle
#62
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the KV-85 (Klimenti Voroshilov)
KV-85 (Klimenti Voroshilov)
Heavy Tank
#63
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-44
T-44
Medium Tank
#64
1944
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the M24 Chaffee (Light Tank, M24)
M24 Chaffee (Light Tank, M24)
Reconnaissance Light Tank
#65
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IS-3 / JS-3 (Josef Stalin)
IS-3 / JS-3 (Josef Stalin)
Heavy Tank Tracked Combat Vehicle
#66
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-34/100
T-34/100
Medium Tank Prototype
#67
1949
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-54
T-54
Medium Tank / Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#68
1952
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the PT-76
PT-76
Amphibious Light Tank Combat Vehicle
#69
1953
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IS-10 / T-10 (Josef Stalin)
IS-10 / T-10 (Josef Stalin)
Heavy Tank Tracked Combat Vehicle
#70
1957
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Object 279 (Obyekt 279)
Object 279 (Obyekt 279)
Super Heavy Tank Project
#71
1958
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-55
T-55
Medium Tank / Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#72
1961
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-62
T-62
Medium Tank / Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#73
1966
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) / Light Tank
#74
1966
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-64
T-64
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Tracked Combat Vehicle
#75
1969
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the BMD-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)
BMD-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)
Airborne Amphibious Light Tank / Infantry Fighting Vehicle
#76
1972
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-72 (Ural)
T-72 (Ural)
Main Battle Tank (MBT)
#77
1976
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the T-80 (MBT)
T-80 (MBT)
Main Battle Tank
#78
1982
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the BMP-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
BMP-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)
#79
1985
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the BMD-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)
BMD-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)
Airborne Amphibious Light Tank / Infantry Fighting Vehicle
#80
1987
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the BMP-3 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
BMP-3 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) / Light Tank
#81
1990
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the BMD-3 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)
BMD-3 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)
Airborne Amphibious Light Tank / Infantry Fighting Vehicle