Armored fighting vehicles of the USSR: the main battle tank T-55A. Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Armored fighting vehicles of the USSR: the main battle tank T-55A. During the 1950s, the doctrine of nuclear war appeared. It was necessary to create a modern tank, maneuverable and with powerful weapons, capable of fighting in a nuclear attack. The T 55A had a higher level of nuclear protection and no bow machinegun. From 1962 through 1970, about 1,800 of the T-55 and T 55A tanks were supplied to East Germany by the U.S.S.R.

The T-55A tank was created in the Uralmash Design Bureau under the leadership of L. Kartsev. The tank entered the service with the Soviet Army, the Warsaw Pact countries and was exported to more than 40 countries.

Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Years of production: 1962-1977

Country of origin: USSR

Issued: 20000 items

Weight: 36 t

Power: 580 hp

Speed: 50 km / h

Crew: 4 persons

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