By Steven J Zaloga, Ian Palmer
The T-64 tank was once the main innovative layout of the entire chilly warfare, designed to supply the firepower and armour safety of a heavy tank in a medium-weight layout. It pioneered a bunch of recent applied sciences together with laminate armour, stereoscopic tank rangefinders, opposed-piston engines, smooth-bore tank weapons with discarding sabot ammunition, and gun-fired guided projectiles. those striking gains intended that the Russians have been loath to half with the secrets and techniques of the layout, and the T-64 was once the single Soviet tank kind of the chilly struggle that was once by no means exported. Written by means of an armour professional, this special technical background sheds mild at the secrets and techniques in the back of the chilly War’s such a lot debatable tank, revealing how its hugely complicated applied sciences proved to be either a blessing and a curse.
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