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    DescriptionThe Soviet T-80 Standard Tank was the last tank fielded before the Soviet collapse, and the most controversial. Despite having the most sophisticated fire controls and multi-layer armor ever fielded on a Soviet tank, its turbine power plant (rather than a conventional diesel) remained a source of considerable trouble throughout its career. Steven J Zaloga charts the little-known history of the T-80, covering the initial construction, through the development to the subsequent variants, the T-84 and Russia's enigmatic Black Eagle Tank. Accompanying detailed cut-away artwork illustrates the unusual design features that made the T-80 so controversial.

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    T-80 Standard Tank
    The Soviet Army's Last Armored Champion
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steven J. Zaloga, Illustrated by Hugh Johnson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 48
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    ISBN 13: 9781846032448
    ISBN 10: 184603244X

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: JWD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVU
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    DC22: 623.74752
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: H5
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY, CHRN/1990, CHRN/1980
    B&T Approval Code: A15204064, A44604500
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027080
    B&T Approval Code: A44097000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVU
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    DC22: 623.74752094, 623.747520947
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: UG446.5 .Z3318 2009
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NHD, JWM, JWCD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBDR
    Illustrations note
    20 B/W; 28 COL
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    17 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Steven J Zaloga was born in 1952. He received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armored vehicle development. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in World War II, and he has also written extensively on American armored forces. Steven lives and works in Maryland.
    Review quote
    "The book is full of photos and illustrations, mostly in color, that again, will make this a much-used modeler's book... If your interest includes modern Soviet/Russian armor, I highly recommend this book to you... This volume gives you a developmental history that is easy to read and understand, plus the many photos and illustrations chosen with the modeler in mind, make this a very valuable asset to every modelers library." -Howie Belkin, "IPMS/USA""Steven J Zaloga's "T-80 Standard Tank: The Soviet Army's Last Armored Champion" offers a narrowed focus for speciality military collections focusing on military equipment. The T-80 was the last tank fielded before the collapse of the Soviet Union - and the most controversial. Its history is revealed with photos and discussion." -"California Bookwatch" (April 2009)