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Soviet Cold War Weaponry : Tanks and Armoured Fighting Vehicles (Paperback) (Anthony Tucker-jones)

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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.
Number of Pages: 159
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Modern / General
Series Title: Modern Warfare
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: Anthony Tucker-jones
Language: English
Street Date: August 19, 2015
TCIN: 46771476
UPC: 9781783032969
Item Number (DPCI): 247-52-0186

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