The T-55 tank first appeared in 1958, a result of numerous improvements made to the (1949) T-54 series, and with a lineage stretching back to the wartime T-34 and the T-44. The T-55 series has seen service around the world with many armed forces, including the Warsaw Pact countries, Afghanistan, Angola, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Egypt, Iran, North Korea, Poland, Somalia, Sudan, and Vietnam, and has seen action in key modern conflicts, most recently in the two Gulf Wars. This title showcases the talents of several leading modellers, and presents Serbian, Iraqi, Czech, Syrian, and Russian variants across 1/35 and 1/72 scales. It also features several challenging projects that involve extensive scratchbuilding.
About the Author
Nicola Cortese was born in Montreal, Canada in 1961 to Italian–Irish parents. He began AFV modelling in the late-1990s and was instantly hooked. Nicola has previously written Modelling 7: Modelling the IS Heavy Tank. Sam Dwyer has been building plastic models for over 25 years, his first being a Matchbox 1/72-scale Lancaster Bomber he 'helped' his father with at the tender age of 5. He currently specialises in armour modelling. For Osprey, he has previously written Modelling 18: Modelling the Marder SP Gun. Graeme Davidson is a serving officer in the Canadian Army and has been an active modeller for over 20 years: he is a regular contributor to the Missing-Lynx.com galleries. In the Osprey Modelling series, Graeme has previously written Modelling 14: Modelling the M113 Series.