Tarasov. During the 1930s, the Soviet Union produced a remarkable range of auxiliary armored vehicles for the Red Army. Among them were ambulances, bridge-layers, flame-throwers, and amphibious cars, all designed before their western counterparts. Soviet designers were ahead of their time, but because of short-sighted policies, many of these projects never saw the light of day. 256 pages, 200 B&W photos, 7½"x 9½", softcover.