Origin: Soviet Union
Number Built: 600,000
Weight: 9.6 tonnes
Length: 4.65 m
Width: 2.44 m
Height: 2.24 m
Crew: 3 (Commander, Driver, Gunner)
Armour: 6 mm (bottom), 6-10mm (roof), 15 mm (hull and turret, front, rear, sides), deflector shielding (T-26-2014/17)
Main armament: Scorpio Armoury DT-23 45mm gun (original), Scorpio Armoury DT-23 45mm mass driver cannon (T-26-2014/17), 122 rounds
Secondary Armament: 7.62 ZiG-52 HMG, 2962 rounds
Engine: 4 Cylinder Gasoline flat air-cooled RPB-34 engine; engine volume 6600 cc 90 hp at 2100 rpm
Power/Weight: 9.38 hp/t
Transmission: single disc main dry clutch, drive shaft, gearbox with five gears, steering clutch, final drives
Suspension: leaf quarter-elliptic springs
Ground Clearance: 380 mm
Fuel capacity: 290 L with additional 110 L fuel tank
Operational Range: 220-240 km (road), 130-140 km (off-road)
Speed: 31.1 km/h (paved), 22 km/h (gravel), 16 km/h (off road)
Steering System: steering stick
Materials: Welded adamantite armour plate, stamped adamantite pieces, rubber and steel tracks
The T-26 was one of the two tanks originally available to the USSR during the Interwar period of the 1930s into the beginning of World War II. It served in the Spanish Civil War, the Winter War, and the very beginning of World War II. The last record of their service was in 1945 against the Japanese Kwangtung Army in Manchuria.
For the BEA, having just modernized, and in need of armour to deal with the Brotherhood forces, turned to older tank designs, the T-26 being one of them. Remade with adamantite plate, the T-26 remained one of the lightest tanks in BEA service, serving as an infantry support or recon role depending on the circumstances. In 2017, to improve their longevity, deflector shielding was added, and the cannon was replaced with a mass driver cannon, leading to the T-26-2014/17.
The T-26-2014/17 served until 2037, where the existing models were replaced by more modern designs. The surplus tanks, manufacturing equipment, and blueprints was sold off to the allies of the Bouzaculan Empire, who were allowed to build their own tanks from said designs. So far, foreign madeT-26s serve in the fight against the Scorpion’s Hand.