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T-55  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1958
Total Production: 50,000
Also Known As: 85M1, T-54A, T-54AK, T-54B, T-54M, T-55A, T-55AD, T-55AGM, T-55AM, T-55AMD, T-55AMV, T-55M, T-59 and Type 59
Origin: Russia
Corporations: KMDB and Malyshev Plant
Parent System: T-54
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1949
Total Production: 50,000
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Description: T-54 was developed beginning in 1946 as a replacement for Soviet T-34 Main Battle Tank (MBT). It entered service three years later equipped with a 100mm rifled gun as primary armament. Since then, approximately 50,000 T-54/T-55 were produced in Russia and all over the world under license. It was produced in large numbers for the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) under Type 59 designation. T-55 is an improved version with a fully tracked chassis. T-54/T-55 were the backbone of the Soviet Army during three decades.
T-54/T-55 main battle tanks saw combat in many conflicts fighting against western MBTs. Overall, T-54/55 performance was deemed below to those of M47, M48 and Centurion. Currently, T-54/55s are obsolete but large numbers of this tank are still in service in many third world countries.

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T-54 items 1992-2011

View full report Chart includes T-55 (1,862)
19,1992,19 180,1993,180 96,1994,96 60,1995,60 27,1996,27 15,1997,15 280,1998,280 452,1999,452 194,2000,194 0,2001 18,2002,18 1,2003,1 90,2004,90 126,2005,126 20,2006,20 0,2007 0,2008 52,2009,52 195,2010,195 37,2011,37

T-55 Specifications

Crew: 4
Dimensions
Length: 6.20 meter
Main Gun Caliber: 100 millimeter
Performance
Main Gun Max Range: 2,000 meter
Max Range: 600 kilometer
Power
Power: 690 shp (515 kW)
Speed
Cross Country Speed: 7 mps (25.2 kph)
Top Speed: 13.9 mps (50 kph)
Weight
Combat Weight: 40,000 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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T-55 News

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27 Jul 2006 and 7 Feb 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012Equatorial Guinea's Navy Prepares for War
Monday, August 17, 2009Libya to Upgrade up to 145 of its T-72 Main Battle Tanks
Thursday, July 27, 2006FMS: Spain to Re-engine its Chinook Helicopters

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