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T-54 or T-55 Platoon (AARBX02)

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includes three T-54 / T-55 tanks & one Tank Commander sprue.

Originally designed as an evolutionary replacement for the T-34 medium tank, the T-54 (and the later T-55) quickly evolved into the Soviet Union’s first main battle tank. Entering full production in 1947, the T-54 and T-55 series became the most produced tank in history with up to 100,000 units eventually rolling off the assembly lines over the next 35 years.

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Fate Of A Nation
The fate of a nation hangs in the balance. Israel cannot lose even a single battle. One defeat would mean the destruction of the tiny Jewish state. Not waiting to be attacked by the Arab forces massing on its borders, Israel strikes first.

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Fate Of A Nation
T-54 or T-55 Platoon (AARBX02)
The hallmarks of the design were its mechanical simplicity, good mobility, compact design, and the potent D-10T 100mm gun (the same weapon as used in the SU-100M). Unfortunately the compact design resulted in a cramped interior which interfered with the effective operation of the tank and its armament.

The T-54 and T-55 were liberally provided to Soviet allies and satellite states including the United Arab Republic and Syria. The Sinai Field Army had several hundred T-54 and T-55 tanks grouped in the 4th Armoured Division and the 6th Mechanised Division.

T-54 or T-55 Platoon (AARBX02) T-54 or T-55 Platoon (AARBX02)
Despite many of them being fitted with infrared equipment and stabilisers, they generally fared poorly against the better utilised Israeli armour. Their poor gunnery and abysmal tactics allowed the well trained Israelis to turn back the Arab attacks, even at night.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Casey Davies
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The T-54 / T-55 in Fate Of A Nation
      Armour
   
Name
Mobility
Front
Side
Top
Equipment and Notes
Weapon
Range
ROF
Anti-tank
Firepower
 
T-54 or T-55
Standard Tank 12 8
2
Co-ax MG, .50 cal AA MG.
D-10T 100mm gun 32"/80cm
1 16 2+
 
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The Soviet Union sold large numbers of T-34/85M tanks and a smaller number of IS-3M (Iosif Stalin) heavy tanks to Egypt after the 1952 revolution, but few had arrived in time for the Second Arab-Israeli War in 1956. After this unexpected defeat, the Soviet Union also began shipping their new T-54 and T-55 tanks to the Egyptians.
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While the T-34/85M had been as good as or better than most Israeli tanks in 1956, it was showing its age by 1967 and was mostly relegated to infantry support work, backed up by the powerful IS-3M heavy tank. By comparison, the T-54 and T-55 were very powerful modern tanks. Their frontal armour matched the heavy IS-3M, their gun could penetrate any Western tank, and they were as fast as the lighter T-34.
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The T-54 / T-55 Platoon Advance Into The Sinai
T-54 or T-55 Platoon (AARBX02)


Last Updated On Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by Charlie at Battlefront