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T-55

The T-55 and T-54 medium tanks, were the Soviet Unions replacement for the World War II era T-34 tank. The T-54 and T-55 tanks are very similar in construction.

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Production History

The first T-54 was produced 1947. It was redesigned in 1958 as the T-55. Production continued to 1981 in the Soviet Union. It was also produced in Czechoslovakia, Poland and in China as the Type 59.

Currently used in various countries too poor to afford anything better.

Variants

  • T-54
  • T-54M
  • T-55
  • T-55A
  • T-55AM

Combat History

Hungary in 1956.
Czechoslovakia in 1968.
Israel-Arab wars in 1967 and 1973.
Southeast Asia.
Gulf War.
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General Characteristics

  • Length: 6.20 m
  • Width: 3.60 m
  • Height: 2.32 m
  • Weight: 40.5 t
  • Speed: 35 km/h (offroad)
  • Range: 390 km
  • Crew: 4
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 100 mm rifled gun
    • Secondary: 7.62 mm Machinegun, 12.7 mm AA MG
  • Power plant: 462-516 kW (620-690 hp) Diesel

See also: List of tanks, List of Soviet tanks.



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