T-62 Main Battle Tank 1965-2005, Paperback

T-62 Main Battle Tank 1965-2005 Paperback

Illustrated by Tony Bryan

Part of the New Vanguard series

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The Soviet Army hastily developed the T-62 in a struggle to compete against the rapid proliferation of NATO tanks in the 1960s.

It was essentially a modification of the widely-manufactured T-55 tank with the addition of a new 115mm gun.

Within the USSR itself, the T-62 was quickly superseded, but it was widely exported, becoming a critical component of the Egyptian and Syrian armies in the 1973 Yom Kippur conflict and heavily influenced later designs of the M1 Abrams and Challenger tanks.

In the first English-language history of this tank, Steven Zaloga examines the development of the T-62 using detailed combat descriptions to bring to life the operational history of this tank from the deserts of the Sinai to the harsh terrain of Afghanistan.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Tanks & military land vehicles
  • ISBN: 9781846033902



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Excellent insight into the T-62 and its development as well as the politicking of Soviet arms manufacturer. Pictures and paintings are excellent as well.

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