The T-26 was a license-build version of the British Vickers 6-Ton, which also inspired the Polish 7TP and the US Light Tank, M2. Both a single-turreted and a twin-turreted version existed, but the single-turreted version was by far the most common. The turret of the single-turreted version was shared with the BT-5 fast tank, and the T-35 heavy tank.
The Soviet Union had large quantities of the T-26 at the beginning of the German invasion in 1941, but its thin armour proved too vulnerable to pose a serious threat.
Germany captured relatively large quantities of the T-26 during Barbarossa, which were issued to police units for use in anti-partisan warfare.
|Armour (max)||15 mm|
|Speed (max)||30 km/h|
|Primary weapon||45 mm Tank Gun Model 1932/38 (1)|