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T55
Country Of origin Soviet Union
Designation Main Battle Tank
Configuration Tracked
Manufacturer: State Factories - Soviet Union
Crew: 4
Length 6.20 m
Width 3.60 m
Height 2.32 m
Weight 44.600 t
Speed 35 km/h
Range 390 km
Primary armament 1 x 100mm Rifled Gun
Secondary armament 1 x 7.62mm MG
1 x 12.7mm AA MG
1 x 7.62mm co-axial MG
Power plant 675 BHP
NBC No Protection
Night Yes - InfraRed.

The T-55 Medium Tank is probably the most internationally prolific piece of tracked armour as it can be found in dozens of military inventories across the globe. It has seen military frontline service from the invasion of Hungary in 1956 to the Arab wars with Israel of the late 1960's and early 1970's.

The T-55 features a 100mm D-10 rifled main gun. Two 7.62mm defensive machine guns are provided, one coaxially and one in the bow front-hull. A 12.7mm air defence machine gun is provided in later models of the T-55.

Development of the T-55 stems from the base T-54 Main Battle Tank design, which itself can trace its roots back to the World War Two T-34 tank design. The T-55 was superseded by the T-62.