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Production history[edit | edit source]
The 38M Toldi was produced and developed under license from Swedish company AB Landsverk between 1939 and 1942. Only 202 were produced.
Variants[edit | edit source]
- Toldi I (k.hk. A20) - first variant armed with 20 mm gun, 80 made.
- Toldi II (k.hk. B20) - variant with thicker front armour, 110 made.
- Toldi IIa (k.hk. B40) - modification developed in 1942, armed with 40 mm gun - 80 tanks of earlier variant were rearmed this way.
- Toldi III (k.hk. C40) - improved variant, only 12 made.
Combat History[edit | edit source]
Toldi tanks entered Hungarian service in 1940. They first saw action with the German Army against Yugoslavia in 1941.
These tanks were mostly used against the USSR between 1941-1944. Because of their light armour, armament and good communications equipment, they were mostly used for reconnaissance. The design was no match against Soviet T-34 medium tanks.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
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- Hungary's Toldi Tank at wwiivehicles.com
- 38M Toldi I, 42M Toldi IIa and the 43M Toldi III on Forgotten Hope Secret Weapon Wikia.
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