SOVIET T-10 HEAVY TANK AND VARIANTS
Autore: James Kinnear, Stephen Sewell
Studio sul poco conosciuto T-10 e varianti, mezzo corazzato pesante sovietico che entrò in servizio nel 1953 per lasciarlo definitivamente nel 1997. Raramente venne impiegato in combattimento e per molto tempo un corazzato misterioso con molte varianti addirittura sconosciute al mondo occidentale. Gli Autori, utilizzando documenti recuperati da archivi russi e ucraini, ne forniscono la storia completa anche attraverso una ricca iconografia che comprende foto dell’epoca nonché aalcune moderne e profili a colori.
When it was introduced into service in 1953, the T-10 represented a return to the "classic” Soviet heavy tank. Although considered a major threat to NATO tank forces, it also represented the end of an era. All gun heavy tanks like the T-10 would eventually be made effectively redundant by later models like the T-62 which had powerful next generation armament and new ammunition types. The tank was gradually withdrawn from service in the 1970s, though the last tanks would only leave Russian service, by decree of the President of the Russian Federation, in 1997. As such the T-10 outlived the Soviet state that had created it. Never exported outside of the Soviet Union and rarely used in combat, the T-10 has remained a mysterious tank, with many of its variants unknown in the West until very recently. This study, written from original Russian and Ukrainian primary source documents that have only recently been made available, uncovers the history of this enigmatic tank using 130 stunning contemporary and modern photographs of the T-10 as well as full colour side-view artwork.
130 foto in bianco e nero e profili a colori
18 x 25