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An AK-47 on tracks: Why Russia built an astounding 83,500 T-54 tanks

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

US soldiers playing the role of Soviet forces in a T-54 at Ft. Carson in Colorado, July 8, 1977. Duane Howell/The Denver Post via Getty Images
After World War II, the Soviets were looking for a main battle tank to replace the heroic T-34 tank.
By 1946, they had devised the T-54, which entered production a year later and soon became legendary.
Over the next 15 years, the Soviets built 83,500 T-54s, and some are still in service in other countries.
Russia's T-54 Tank Was a Cold War Beast: After World War II, the Soviets were looking for a main battle tank to replace the heroic T-34 tank that...
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