epub T-54 / 55 Variants in Detail - Soviet Main Battle Tank T-54a / 54b T-55 / 55m / 55AM1 T-54 / 55AM2 - and Support Accessories - Present Vehicle Line No. 7 - Photo Manual for Modelers download
by Frantisek and Sykora Frantisek Koran
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- Author: Frantisek and Sykora Frantisek Koran
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The T-54/T-55 tank series is the most widely used tank in the world and has seen service in over 50 countries. It has also served as the platform for a wide variety of specialty armored vehicles
The T-54/T-55 tank series is the most widely used tank in the world and has seen service in over 50 countries. It has also served as the platform for a wide variety of specialty armored vehicles. Abkhazia – A number of T-55s were in service at the beginning of the 1992–1993 War in Abkhazia. These were all lost in the first four months of the fighting, at which point Abkhazian forces had captured 8 T-55s from the Georgians. At peak strength, there were 100 T-55s and T-72s in service.
Present Vehicle Line No. 7 - Photo Manual for Modelers.
T-54/55 Soviet Cold War Main Battle Tank. T-54B Egyptian Army Yom Kippur War October 1973 Desert Sand, Russian Dark Base, Red Brown Light.
32 hp/t17 hp/tSurface density. 55 km/h forward8 km/h back50 km/h forward7 km/h backSpeed. 100 mm D-10T2S cannonMain weapon. 5°, 16°Vertical guidance. 1. mm DShK machine gunMachinegun. 300 roundsAmmunition. 50 roundsBelt capacity. 600 shots/minFire rate. 10°, 60°Vertical guidance. 2 mm PKT machine gunCoaxial weapon. 3 000 roundsAmmunition. 250 roundsBelt capacity.
An upgrade over the T-55, the T-55-AM brings a considerable amount of improvements to the series, further improving its role as meatshield for more costly tanks and increasing its chances to score kills, with a machine gun, more armour and better ac. .
An upgrade over the T-55, the T-55-AM brings a considerable amount of improvements to the series, further improving its role as meatshield for more costly tanks and increasing its chances to score kills, with a machine gun, more armour and better accuracy, this vehicle it's only a few steps from becoming a medium tank.
The TO-55 flamethrower is in service with the CIS Army and Naval infantry. The flamethrower has a maximum range of 200 meters and replaces the . 2mm coaxial machine gun while the 100mm gun is retained.
Variant does not have ATGM capability or Volna FCS. T-55AM2B. Czech version of T-55AMV with Kladivo fire control. The TO-55 flamethrower is in service with the CIS Army and Naval infantry. Some T-54 and T-55 tanks have been equipped with the BTU dozer blade for use within tank units requiring specialized engineer support. The tank dozers accompany the armored vehicles and are used to neutralize obstacles while under fire.
The T-55 main battle tank (1959) was only superficially identical to the . Soviet T-55 conversions.
The T-55 main battle tank (1959) was only superficially identical to the T54A, in fact it was a well-upgraded version, with better gun stabilization and NB. Despite massive exports, derivatives, variants, and new designs like the T-62, 64, 72 and T-80, the T-54/55 family formed the bulk of the Red Army for 40 solid years, both for the ground forces and naval infantry branches. The sub-variant AK (command) had a modified base plate on the turret roof for a radio mast.
T-54, T-55 Series Tanks
T-54, T-55 Series Tanks. No sooner had the Soviet Union adopted the T-54 tank in the late 1940s did the arms race escalate among the former WWII allies, with the sides battling for supremacy in all spheres of defense and arms production. For the USSR, tanks had a special significance in the projection of military might on land, and its masses of tanks hung like the sword of Damocles over Europe for decades. The Soviet challenge did not go unanswered.
The first T-54 prototype appeared in March 1945 and entered full production in 1947. It became the main tank for armoured units of the Soviet Army, armies of the Warsaw Pact countries, and many others. T-54s and T-55s were involved in many of the world's armed conflicts during the late 20th and early 21st centuries. The T-54/55 series eventually became the most-produced tank in history. Estimated production numbers for the series range from 86,000 to 100,000