T-90 Standard Tank

T-90 Standard Tank : The First Tank of the New Russia

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A highly illustrated study of the T-90, the backbone of the armoured units of Putin's Russia.

In the wake of the T-72 tank's poor performance in the 1991 Gulf War, the Kremlin instructed the Russian tank industry to drop the discredited T-72 designation in favour of the T-90 Vladimir. The T-90 was in fact a further evolution of the T-72 family, but the name change represented an important break in Russian/Soviet tank design history.

The T-90 has become the principal export tank of Russia, and is in service in large numbers in many countries including Algeria, India, and many of the former Soviet republics.

Using detailed illustrations and full colour artwork, this book also describes the evolution of the T-90's many failed successors including the little known Bokser, Molot, and T-95, as well as its likely successor, the new T-14 Armata, and the wide range of specialized vehicles based on the T-90 chassis such as the formidable Terminator tank support vehicle.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 184 x 248 x 5mm | 169g
  • Osprey Publishing
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Fully illustrated with photographs and specially commissioned artwork
  • 1472818229
  • 9781472818225
  • 204,975

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"Recommended to anyone who wants to know more about T-90 tank history, or who want to have a quick technical/reference guide in easy reach." - KitMaker Network

"If you have any interest in modern main battle tanks or the history of Soviet/Russian military forces, this book is for you. It is well written and illustrated, and given the paucity of resources devoted to such subjects in the English language, one of the best you are likely to see!" - IPMS / USA
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About Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union.
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