The BT tanks (Russian: Быстроходный танк (БТ), Bystrokhodny tank, literally meaning "fast moving tank" or "high-speed tank") were a series of Soviet cavalry tanks produced in large numbers between 1932 and 1941. They were lightly armoured, but reasonably well-armed for their time, and had the best mobility of all contemporary tanks of the world. The BT tanks were known by the nickname Betka from the acronym, or its diminutive Betushka. The direct successor of the BT tanks would be the famous T-34 medium tank, introduced in 1940, which would replace all of the Soviet fast tanks, infantry tanks, and medium tanks in service.
BT-2 Model 1932
This modification features a M-5-400 engine (copy of U.S. Liberty engine), and three modifications of the turret produced: with single 37 mm gun, 37 mm gun and one DT machine gun, and twin DP machine guns mount and a single machine gun. In late 1932, it was modified to the BT-3, but produced under same designation.
Not Yet Here
The BT-2 is a WWII tank and is expected to be a prize for the WWII league before it is available for purchase.