T-54 and T-55 Main Battle Tanks 1944–2004

T-54 and T-55 Main Battle Tanks 1944–2004 cover

T-54 and T-55 Main Battle Tanks 1944–2004

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The T-54 and T-55 tanks are the most widely manufactured tanks of all time. They have become ubiquitous to wars around the globe since the 1950s, starting with Hungary in 1956, and including the the Arab-Israeli wars of 1967, 1973 and 1982, the Vietnam war of 1967-75, the Iran-Iraq War of 1980-88, the Afghanistan conflict, Operation Desert Storm, the Yugoslav Civil Wars, and the recent conflict in Iraq. This book will examine the roots of this prolific tank family, starting with the Soviet Army's first attempts to replace the legendary T-34 during World War II, and covering the T-43 and the T-44, the more successful T-54, and its ultimate evolution into the T-55.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and development · Operation · Active service · In combat · T-54 and T-55 in other theatres · Bibliography · Colour plate commentary · Index

Product details

Published 25 Jul 2004
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841767925
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 22 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 102
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Steven J. Zaloga

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

Illustrator

Hugh Johnson

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