T-80 Standard Tank

The Soviet Army’s Last Armored Champion

T-80 Standard Tank cover

T-80 Standard Tank

The Soviet Army’s Last Armored Champion

Description


The history of the little-known yet controversial T-80 and its subsequent variants.

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.

Table of Contents

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

Product details

Published Oct 20 2011
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781780961484
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Photography and original artwork: 20 black and white and 27 colour images.
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 152
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Steven J. Zaloga

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

Illustrator

Tony Bryan

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