T-80 Standard Tank

T-80 Standard Tank

The Soviet Army’s Last Armored Champion

New Vanguard 152
  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga
  • Illustrator: Tony Bryan
  • Short code: NVG 152
  • Publication Date: 10 Feb 2009
  • Number of Pages: 48
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The Soviet T-80 Standard Tank was the last tank fielded before the Soviet collapse, and the most controversial. Despite having the most sophisticated fire controls and multi-layer armor ever fielded on a Soviet tank, its turbine power plant (rather than a conventional diesel) remained a source of considerable trouble throughout its career. Steven J Zaloga charts the little-known history of the T-80, covering the initial construction, through the development to the subsequent variants, the T-84 and Russia's enigmatic "Black Eagle Tank.” Accompanying detailed cut-away artwork illustrates the unusual design features that made the T-80 so controversial.

Biographical Note

Steven J Zaloga was born in 1952. He received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armored vehicle development. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in World War II, and he has also written extensively on American armored forces. Steven lives and works in Maryland.Hugh Johnson is a highly experienced and talented freelance digital illustrator who has completed a number of books for Osprey including New Vanguard 102: T-54 and T-55 Main Battle Tanks 1944-2004, New Vanguard 117: Jeeps 1941-45 and Fortress 030: Fort Eben Emael. He lives in Surrey, UK.

Contents

Introduction Design and Development Construction Variants Service History Conclusion Colour Plate Commentary Bibliography Index

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