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

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

Illustrated by Hugh Johnson

Part of the New Vanguard series


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Land forces & warfare
  • ISBN: 9781846032448



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