Read eBook Soviet T-55 Main Battle TankAuthor James Kinnear –

The T Is One Of The Most Iconic Weapons Created By The Soviets During The Cold War And Also One Of The Most Widely Deployed Weapons In History Like Its Younger Brother, The T , The T Enjoyed A Long Career In The Red Army And Even Into The Early Days Of The Reformed Russian Army Under Their Control It Saw Very Little Combat Use Or Deployments, But It Was Widely Sold To Other Nations And Participated In Many Of The Wars And Combat Operations From The Mid S To The Present The T Has Been Employed In Almost Every Conflict In The Middle East And Africa From Its Introduction Into Service Even Today The Tank Is Still Employed By Both Sides In The Syrian Civil War, And They Are Also In Service With Kurdish Forces In The Struggle Against ISIS In The Northern Part Of Iraq Containing Than Stunning Contemporary And Modern Photographs, And Written By Two Experts On Soviet Armour, This Authoritative Book Tells The Complete Story Of The T , One Of The Most Widely Produced Tanks Of All Time

2 thoughts on “Soviet T-55 Main Battle Tank

  1. says:

    The author made use of Russian sources to write this book and so it is probably the best book on the Russian T 55 tank I have seen so far The only minus to this book is a dearth of color plates showing camouflage patterns, but the internet has that in abundance so it s not much of a drawback.The author did very thorough research using Russian books and manuals, and there are many line drawings and photographs from Russian, Polish and Czech sources To find a book like this would be almost impossible during the Soviet era of paranoia about literally everything Russian, which is one thing that makes this book so interesting The book is divided into chapters about Leonid Kartzsev the tank s designer , Development of the T55 , Description of the T55 , and most telling of all, Combat use of the T55 This last chapter is a relatively thorough account of most of the many conflicts the T 55 was involved in, how many were used, by whom, such as Operation Danube the 1968 Invasion of the former Czechoslovakia , Second Indo Pakistan War 1971, when the tank was used by both sides in this short conflict the Yom Kippur war probably the use of the T 55 in the largest numbers in battle ever , Iran Iraq war 1980 1988, again the T55 was in use by both sides , the Soviet Afghanistan war 1979 1988 and even the rather strange Ugandan Tanzanian war of 1978 79.And if you re looking for technical information on the tank itself, there is plenty of that in this book too and again, many of the line drawings are direct from Russian sources This is probably the very best book on the Russian T 55 tank I have seen so far.

  2. says:

    This book is an excellent companion volume to the authors previous book on the T 54 This new title carries on the story of the evolution of the T 44 T 54 T 55 family and covers both the tank versions as well as the many specialized derivatives The T 55 is one of the most important tanks of the Cold War era, not only serving as the backbone of the Soviet Army, but also exported to 86 countries The overall quality of this book is excellent, combining exceptionally good graphics and photos with a very thorough text This book is a must have for anyone interested in Soviet tanks.