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T-54/55 : the soviet army's cold war main battle tank.

Author: ANTHONY TUCKER-JONES
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : PEN & SWORD MILITARY, 2017.
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The Soviet T-54/55 is probably the best-known tank of the Cold War, and it was produced in greater numbers that any other tank in history. It first went into service just after the Second World War and over 70,000 were made, and its design was so successful that it even outlasted its successor the T-62. For a generation it formed the backbone of the armored forces of the Warsaw Pact and it was exported all over the  Read more...
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TUCKER-JONES, ANTHONY.
T-54/55.
[Place of publication not identified] : PEN & SWORD MILITARY, 2017
(OCoLC)990843322
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: ANTHONY TUCKER-JONES
ISBN: 9781473891104 1473891108
OCLC Number: 1007750062
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover --
Title --
Copyright --
Contents --
Introduction: First All-Rounder --
Photograph Sources --
Chapter One Heir Apparent â#x80;#x93; T-54 --
Chapter Two Up Close and Personal --
Chapter Three Fine Tuning â#x80;#x93; T-55 --
Chapter Four T-54/55 Specialized Variants --
Chapter Five Warsaw Pact Copies --
Chapter Six Chinese Cousins --
Chapter Seven Middle-Eastern Upgrades --
Chapter Eight Darling of the Left --
Chapter Nine Desert Failure --
Chapter Ten European Swansong --
Chapter Eleven How to Win Friends --
Postscript: â#x80;#x98;Soviet made shitâ#x80;#x99

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