T-64 Battle Tank

The Cold War’s Most Secret Tank

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T-64 Battle Tank

The Cold War’s Most Secret Tank

Description


An in-depth illustrated study of the T-64 Battle Tank, the Soviet Union's most secret and controversial Cold War weapon.

The T-64 tank was the most revolutionary design of the whole Cold War, designed to provide the firepower and armour protection of a heavy tank in a medium-weight design. It pioneered a host of new technologies including laminate armour, stereoscopic tank rangefinders, opposed-piston engines, smooth-bore tank guns with discarding sabot ammunition, and gun-fired guided projectiles. These impressive features meant that the Russians were loath to part with the secrets of the design, and the T-64 was the only Soviet tank type of the Cold War that was never exported.

Written by an armour expert, this detailed technical history sheds light on the secrets behind the Cold War's most controversial tank, revealing how its highly advanced technologies proved to be both a blessing and a curse.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Design & Development
Operational History
Bibliography
Index

Product details

Published Oct 20 2015
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472806291
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Fully illustrated with photographs and specially commissioned artwork
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 223
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Steven J. Zaloga

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

Illustrator

Ian Palmer

Ian Palmer is a highly experienced digital artist…

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