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Anthony Tucker-Jones' history of this remarkable armoured vehicle will be absorbing reading for tank enthusiasts and a valuable source for modellers

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The Soviet Army's Cold War Main Battle Tank by Anthony Tucker-Jones

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 armoured forces of the Warsaw Pact and it was exported all over the world, remaining in the front-line until the 1990s.

This photographic history in the Images of War series by Anthony Tucker-Jones is the ideal introduction to it. In over 150 archive photographs and a detailed analytical text, he traces the design and development of the T-54/55 and records its operational history. He describes how it was conceived as a main battle tank, an all-rounder, contrasting with the light, medium and heavy tanks produced in the past, and it proved to be extraordinarily effective.

It was as adaptable as it was long-lasting, different versions being produced by China, Czechoslovakia, Poland and Romania. Its relatively simple design also meant it was easy to maintain even in difficult conditions and it was used by armies across the Third World, in particular in wars in Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique and Somalia. Anthony Tucker-Jones history of this remarkable armoured vehicle will be absorbing reading for tank enthusiasts and a valuable source for modellers.

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Images of war T-54 /T-55

A well worth read covering both the T-54 and the T-55 Soviet battle tanks a general overview of both tanks and other developments a good read and well worth getting, thoroughly enjoying reading this book so far.

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A well written book. Balanced and informative. But no colour photos

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