Between the 1950s and 1980s Soviet and Warsaw Pact countries produced thousands of tanks and armored vehicles ready for the Third World War. They embarked on a technological arms race with the NATO allies in an attempt to counter each new piece of equipment as it appeared in service. Much of this Soviet weaponry has achieved almost iconic status and, despite its age, remains in service with armies, guerrilla forces and terrorist organizations around the world today. It is also of enduring interest to collectors, re-enactors and modelers who are fascinated by the military equipment of the late twentieth century.
The information in here, coupled with the archive photos make for some more useful references for modellers. ~Robin Buckland, Military Model Scene