Soviet Cold War Weaponry: Tanks and Armoured Vehicles

Anthony Tucker-Jones

 
Date Published :
August 2015
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Modern Warfare
Illustration :
160 illustrations, color and black and white
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781783032969
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.4 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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The T-54, T-62 and T-72 main battle tanks along with the personnel carriers, assault guns, self-propelled guns and anti-tank missiles that are illustrated in this photographic history represent the high point in the design and manufacture of armored vehicles by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Although the superpowers never came to blows, the 'Cold War' was far from cold, as numerous 'hot' proxy wars were fought in Africa and the Middle East, and these conflicts employed the Soviet weaponry that is shown in action in the color and black-and-white photographs selected for this book.

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.

About The Author
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Anthony Tucker-Jones is a former defence intelligence officer and a widely published expert on regional conflicts, counter-terrorism and armoured and aerial warfare. He is the author of over thirty books including Falaise: The Flawed Victory, Operation Dragoon: The Liberation of Southern France 1944, Armoured Warfare on the Eastern Front, Tiger I & Tiger II, T-34: The Red Army's Legendary Medium Tank, The Panther Tank: Hitlers T-34 Killer, The Battle for Budapest 1944-1945 and The Panzer IV: Hitlers Rock. He is security and terrorism correspondent for intersec The Journal of International Security and has freelanced for Channel 4 News. For further information his website can be found at www.atuckerjones.com.

REVIEWS
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The information in here, coupled with the archive photos make for some more useful references for modellers.

- Robin Buckland, Military Model Scene

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