T-62 Main Battle Tank 1965–2005

T-62 Main Battle Tank 1965–2005 cover

Description

The Soviet Army hastily developed the T-62 in a struggle to compete against the rapid proliferation of NATO tanks in the 1960s. It was essentially a modification of the widely-manufactured T-55 tank with the addition of a new 115mm gun. Within the USSR itself, the T-62 was quickly superseded, but it was widely exported, becoming a critical component of the Egyptian and Syrian armies in the 1973 Yom Kippur conflict and heavily influenced later designs of the M1 Abrams and Challenger tanks. In the first English-language history of this tank, Steven Zaloga examines the development of the T-62 using detailed combat descriptions to bring to life the operational history of this tank from the deserts of the Sinai to the harsh terrain of Afghanistan.

Product details

Published Oct 20 2011
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781780961507
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 158
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from U…

Illustrator

Tony Bryan

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