1961- Soviet T-55 MBT
Armament: 1 - 100 mm rifled gun
1 - 12.7mm MG
Engine: V-55 diesel 580 hp
Range: 311 miles
Weight: Approximately 39.6 tons
Still widely used by clients and allies of former USSR.
Descendant directly from famous T-34. Firepower was increased with a 100mm gun. The distinctive rounded turret provides good armor protection. T-54/55 can be distinguished from the T-62 by the gap between the first and second road wheels. Total production may be up to 57,000. Many variations and
modifications produced. Standard equipment includes NBC system,
fire detection and suppression, and night vision equipment. Used by
over 47 nations.