Pakistan receives first batch of Russian-made modernized T-55 tanks from Serbia
According to the details, Islamabad ordered from Serbia 282 modernized tanks of this particular type.
According to a Serbian portal Borbeni Effektivi, Pakistan has received its first batch of Russian-made modernized T-55 tanks from Serbia. The mentioned portal said that Pakistan had ordered from Serbia 282 modernized tanks. The first batch of these specialized military vehicles has already been sent to Pakistan.
The source further mentioned that a Serbian company SDPR carried out the modernization of the old model of tanks (T-55). Following the upgrade, the tanks have been
”In the process of modernization, the Serbian “fifty-five” get modern protection of the case, a full package of electronic equipment and an enhanced engine”, the source mentioned.
More about the T-55 series:
The T-54 and T-55 tanks are a series of Soviet main battle tanks introduced in the years following the Second World War. The first T-54 prototype was completed at Nizhny Tagil by the end of 1945.
Initial production ramp-up settled for 1947 at Nizhny Tagil, and 1948 for Kharkiv were halted and curtailed as many problems were uncovered; the T-34-85 still accounted for 88 percent of production through the 1950s.
The T-54 eventually became the main tank for armored units of the Soviet Army, armies of the Warsaw Pact countries, and many others. T-54s and T-55s have been involved in many of the world’s armed conflicts since the later part of the 20th century.
The T-54/55 series eventually became the most-produced tank in military history. Estimated production numbers for the series range from 86,000 to 100,000.
VIA || bulgarianmilitary.com
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