The Soviet T-54 Main Battle Tank

Author(s): James Kinnear; Stephen Sewell; Andrey Aksenov (Illustrator)

Tanks, aircraft, ships, trains, guns &vehicles

The menacing silhouette of the T-54 tank prowling down streets of Eastern European capitals or roaring across fields in massive exercises remains one of the most enduring images of Soviet power in the early years of the Cold War. Its sleek and unmistakable shape was a warning to any nation that wanted to stand against the USSR.

Yet all of this masked a flawed, outdated design, and when T-54s began to clash with the Western armored vehicles in proxy wars in Southeast Asia and the Middle East they were found to be on the losing side of many of the battles.

Containing 130 stunning contemporary and modern photographs, and written by two experts on Soviet armor, this authoritative book tells the complete story of the T-54, one of the most widely produced tanks of all time, including many previously unheard of variants.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781472833303
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Osprey Publishing
  • : November 2018
  • : --- length: - '9.764' width: - '7.244' units: - Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 623.74752
  • : 192
  • : James Kinnear; Stephen Sewell; Andrey Aksenov (Illustrator)
  • : Hardback