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Red Armor: A History

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Red Armor: A History
  • by Paul Hofrichter
    • Merriam Press Military History Series
      • Fifth Edition 2012
      • 136 6×9-inch pages
      • 196 photos and illustrations
History of Soviet main battle tanks, primarily concerned with the T-34 of World War II, plus the T-44, T-54/55, T-62, T-72 and T-80 models.
Coverage of the development history and technical aspects, as well as operational usage by the Soviets and many other countries.
Performance characteristics as well as what the future held in terms of trends and models (such as the FST) prior to the Soviet Union's collapse.

  • Introduction

  • T-34 and T-44

  • T-54 And T-55

  • T-62

  • Performance

  • T-64 And T-72

  • T-80 And "FST"

  • Conclusion


Good book on the topic
Good book for a history of Russian armor through the years. A solid informative book.
—Richard I. Dimick

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