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December 19 , 2008

T-80 Standard Tank: The Soviet Army's Last Armored Champion


The 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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Date release: October 20, 2011

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