T54/55 Variants in detail by Frantisek Koran

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By Frantisek Koran

The T-54 and T-55 tanks have been a chain of major conflict tanks designed within the Soviet Union. the 1st T-54 prototype seemed in March 1945, previous to the tip of the second one global conflict. The T-54 entered complete creation in 1947 and have become the most tank for armored devices of the Soviet military, armies of the Warsaw Pact nations, and others. T-54s and T-55s have been desirous about some of the worlds armed conflicts throughout the overdue 20th century.The T-54/55 sequence ultimately grew to become the most-produced tank in historical past. anticipated construction numbers for the sequence variety from 86,000 to 100,000.

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