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After WWII Russia began mass production of their T-54/55 tanks. It carried an impressive 100mm main gun on a low silhouette with a turret designed for maximum protection. It also has a very distinctive space between the first and second road wheels. The T-55A version has anti-radiation capabilities plus a few minor improvements. Production also took place in Czechoslovakia, Poland and China (model T-59) with approximately 95,000 tanks of all variants being produced. The T-55 has been used in over 40 countries and after almost 50 years many are still in use.
A rapid build up of new Russian tanks started the USA to worry about a battle in Europe fighting thousands of Soviet tanks just like the T-55A. This concern sparked a fierce tank development race between the two countries and in the U.S. the development of the Attack Helicopter became a priority. The T-55 was sold to over 40 countries and came in numerous variants. The T-54/55 became the most produced tank series in history.
A replacement for the aging T-34 was needed so the T-44 was created that evolved into the T-54 then in 1958 the T-55. From 1964 – 1979 under license from Russia, Poland built the T-55A. The T-55A retained the T-54 and T-55 improvements plus a few of its own, improved anti-radiation protection, improved NBC system and no bow MG. In 1970, after countless complaints a cupola was provided for the 12.7mm DShK anti-aircraft machine gun. Some estimate 95,000 - 130,000 T-54 and T-55 series tanks were manufactured.
|Ground pressure:||0.89 kg/cm sq.|
|Power/weight ratio:||14 hp/tonne|
|Length:||29.5 ft (9.0 m) with gun – 21.1 ft (6.45 m) without gun|
|Width:||11.8 ft (3.60 m)|
|Height:||7.6 ft (2.32 m)|
|Fording depth unprepared:||4.6 ft (1.4 m) – with snorkel 18 ft (5.5 m)|
|Powerplant:||Model V-55 diesel, 520 (390 kW), 12cylinder, 38.88 liter water cooled|
|Operational range:||248.5/310.7 mi (400/500 km) – with drop tanks 372.8 mi (600 km)|
|Maximum road speed:||31.06 mph (50 km/h)|
|Maximum off-road speed:||21.75 mph (35 km/h)|
|Average cross-country speed:||15.5 mph (25 km/h)|
|Armour:||6.69/7.99 in (170/203 mm)|
|Gun:||3.94 in (100 mm) rifled gun, D-10T2S|
|Auxiliary armament:||3 in (7.62 mm) (7.62 X 54R) Machine Gun SGM-T/PKT|
|Mount armament:||5 in (12.7 mm) (12.7 X 108R) AA MG DShKM|
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- T-55A Polish Army 3369.