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Soviet T-10 Heavy Tank and Variants

By James Kinnear, Stephen L. Sewell
RELATED TOPICS: TANKS | BOOK
FSMNP0917_39
Comments: Hardcover, 232 pages, color and black-and-white photos

ISBN:
978-1-4728-2051-8

Price:
$23

Publisher:
Osprey Publishing

From the publisher:
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. Gun-heavy tanks like the T-10 would eventually be made effectively redundant by later models such as the T-62, which had powerful next-generation armament and new ammunition types.

The T-10 was gradually withdrawn from service in the 1970s, though the last of them would only leave Russian service, by decree of the president of the Russian Federation, in 1997.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 from 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 modern color photographs of the T-10 as well as full-color profile illustrations.

FSM says:
If you are modeling a T-10, you should have this book. In addition to chronologically contemporary black-and-white photos, there are extensive color walkaround detail shots as well as schematic drawings of the tank’s interior, engine, and drivetrain as well as running gear — everything a modeler needs, from tread to turret.


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