T-90 Standard Tank

The First Tank of the New Russia

T-90 Standard Tank cover

T-90 Standard Tank

The First Tank of the New Russia

Description

A highly illustrated study of the T-90, the backbone of the armoured units of Putin's Russia.

In the wake of the T-72 tank's poor performance in the 1991 Gulf War, the Kremlin instructed the Russian tank industry to drop the discredited T-72 designation in favour of the T-90 Vladimir. The T-90 was in fact a further evolution of the T-72 family, but the name change represented an important break in Russian/Soviet tank design history.

The T-90 has become the principal export tank of Russia, and is in service in large numbers in many countries including Algeria, India, and many of the former Soviet republics.

Using detailed illustrations and full colour artwork, this book also describes the evolution of the T-90's many failed successors including the little known Bokser, Molot, and T-95, as well as its likely successor, the new T-14 Armata, and the wide range of specialized vehicles based on the T-90 chassis such as the formidable Terminator tank support vehicle.

Product details

Published Feb 22 2018
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472818232
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Fully illustrated with photographs and specially commissioned artwork
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 255
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Steven J. Zaloga

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

Illustrator

Felipe Rodríguez

Felipe Rodríguez Náñez (aka Felipe Rodna) was born…

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