UpdatedJune 22, 2009

Abandoned damaged BT-7A. Probably Ukraine, 1941 [2]

Another photo of the same vehicle [2]

Rem. AMVAS: I corrected this photo a bit to make it more readable.

BT-7A, 1937 [1]
BT-7A, 1937 [1]
T-26-4 turret for the BT-7A equipped with handrail antenna [1]
BT-7A "Za Stalina" from the artillery group of the 1st Light Tank Brigade, North-Western Front, Winter War, Feb. 1940 [3]

BT-7A of one of mechanised corps of RKKA. South-Western Front, June 1941 [4,5]


Rem. AMVAS: This vehicle is used for illustration in many books. In some of them (for example in [5]) I saw it assigned to the 14th Mechanised Corps/Western Front, what is very suspicious.

So, I would recommend to be careful with its exact location until more accurate data are available.

BT-7A captured by Hungarian troops. Probably the same tank as below [8]NEW
Hungarian studying abandoned BT-7A artillery tank and T-27 tankette, 1941[1]
BT-7 and BT-7A [2]
BT-7A [2]

BT-7 and BT-7A on road. [2]
BT-7A [2]

A group of abandoned BT-7 and BT-7A.

Rem. AMVAS: I may guess it could be the 81st Motorised Division/4th Mechanised Corps/6th Army/South-Western Front, as one vehicle carries small rhombus, which is supposed to belong just to this division.[2]

Bad enough photo of BT-7A.

If anybody have better one, plz, contact me...


BT-7A on street of unknown town [?]
BT-7A, 1941[1]
Burnt BT-7A [1]
German soldiers making photos staying on BT-7A [2]

BT-7A knocked out by the 4th Pz. Div. [6,7]


Rem. AMVAS: Probably could belong to the 14th Mechinised Corps

Damaged BT-7A. Probably Ukraine, summer 1941 [2]
Destroyed BT-7A [2]
BT-7 and exploded BT-7A on the background [?]
BT-7A (Sorry for the quality) [?]

BT-7A [2]

(Rem. AMVAS: Unfortunately because of bug of the E-bay server we couldn't buy original of this photo)

Abandoned BT-7A [2]

Greatly appreciated help of V. Dyunov and Ilya (Uolmo) for providing photos.

If you have better photos of this rare vehicle, plz contact me!

  1. M. Pavlov, I. Zheltov, I. Pavlov., "Tanki BT", Moscow, Exprint, 2001
  2. E-bay preview
  3. BTV No. 2, "Krasnaya Armiya 1920-1941, kamufliazhnye skhemy, opoznavatel'nyje znaki BTT", Moscow, 2004
  4. A. Isaev. "1941: Boi na Ukraine", Frontovaya Illyustratsiya/Frontline Illustration, 4/2004, Strategia KM, Moscow
  5. I. Moshchanskiy, I. Khokhlov, "Katastropha Zapadnogo fronta, Belorusskaya strategicheskaya oboronitelnaya operatsiya 22 Ijyunia -9 Ijulia 1941 goda.", Voyennaya Letopis/Military Chronicle No. 1, 2003
  6. R. Michulec, "4. Panzer Division on the Eatern Front. (1) 1941-43", Concord Publication, issue 7025, Hong Kong, 1999
  7. A. Kinski, "4 Panzer Division, 1939-43. Vol. 1", Militaria, #87, Warszawa, 1999
  8. Bíró Ádám, A Magyar Királyi Honvédség külföldi gyártású páncélos hárcjarmüvei 1920-1945, PETIT REAL Konyvkiado Budapest, 2006