Wednesday 16 October 2019

SU-26 Production

"Decree of the Military Council of the Leningrad Front #001336
November 13th, 1942
Active Army

RE: production of SPGs on the chassis of the T-26 tank

In order to supply the Front's tank units with SPGs, the Military Council of the Leningrad Front decrees that:
  1. The director of factory #174 comrade Muromtsev to produce 10 SPGs on the T-26 chassis for the Front Tank and Automotive Directorate before January 1st, 1943.
  2. The director of Kirov factory comrade Dlugach must supply factory #174 with the following before December 1st, 1942:
    1. 10 76 mm guns, fully assembled.
    2. 10 upper and lower gun mounts without mechanical finishing
      Dispatch two artillery assembly specialists to factory #174 for the term until January 1st, 1943.
  3. The Chief of the Front Tank and Automotive Directorate, Major-General Baranov, must select and deliver 20 T-26 tanks for conversion into SPGs by November 20th, 1942.
Commander of the Leningrad Front, Lieutenant-General [text is cut off]
Member of the Military Council, Secretary of the Central Committee of the Bolshevik All-Union Communist Party, A. Zhdanov"

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