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T-54 main battle tank

Country of Origin: Russia


The T-54 and T-55 are similar main battle tanks (MBTs), differing primarily in engine power and gun-laying equipment. The T-54 was the first Soviet tank to reflect post-World War II design thinking. The T-54 and T-55 are most easily identified by the low turret, a large gap between the first and second road wheels on each side and the fume extractor mounted at the muzzle of the gun. These tanks have served for many decades with the Soviet (and Russian) ground forces and with the...

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