Soviet T-10 Heavy Tank and Variants

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Soviet T-10 Heavy Tank and Variants

Description

When it was introduced into service in 1953, the T-10 represented a return to the “classic” Soviet heavy tank. Although considered a major threat to NATO tank forces, it also represented the end of an era. All gun heavy tanks like the T-10 would eventually be made effectively redundant by later models like the T-62 which had powerful next generation armament and new ammunition types. The tank was gradually withdrawn from service in the 1970s, though the last tanks would only leave Russian service, by decree of the President of the Russian Federation, in 1997. As such the T-10 outlived the Soviet state that had created it.

Never exported outside of the Soviet Union and rarely used in combat, the T-10 has remained a mysterious tank, with many of its variants unknown in the West until very recently. This study, written from original Russian and Ukrainian primary source documents that have only recently been made available, uncovers the history of this enigmatic tank using 130 stunning contemporary and modern photographs of the T-10 as well as full colour side-view artwork.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter One: Development History
Chapter Two: Service and Combat History
Chapter Three: The T-10 Tank Variants Described
Chapter Four: Derivatives of the T-10 Tank Design
Chapter Five: Preserved T-10 Tanks
Appendix One: T-10 Development, Production and Service Chronology
Appendix Two: T-10 Production Data Tables
Appendix Three: Soviet Era Tank Design and Production Flow
Appendix Four: T-10M Cutaway Diagram
Appendix Five: Obiekt Number Listing of T-10 Tanks, Prototypes and Projects
Appendix Six: Foreign Perspectives: T-10 Recognition during the Cold War
Appendix Seven: Preserved T-10 Tanks
Appendix Eight: T-10 and Variant Specifications: Data Tables
Appendix Nine: Glossary and Abbreviations
Bibliography
Index

Product details

Published Jun 29 2017
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 236
ISBN 9781472820532
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 15 col
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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