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Swiftsure Class

Nationality: United KingdomThe Swiftsure Class were the United Kingdom’s second generation of SSNs. They were designed to provide a greater volume and a stronger pressure hull. This would allow them...

Swingfire

Swingfire is an anti-tank missile which owes its development to the Vigilant and Orange William projects. It was in 1960 that Swingfire was produced using Thrust Vectored Control (TVC) to manoeuvre...

T34

The T34 tank was one of the most revolutionary designs ever. There was nothing individually startling about a 76.2mm gun, a 500hp diesel V 12 engine or 47mm armour plate, but it was the way that Mikhail...

T54 and T55

The T54/55 series of Soviet tanks have had the largest production and distribution of any post Second World War tank. The series was the first of the Warsaw Pact tanks one could consider coming into the...

T62

Strangely enough, one of the events that precipitated the development of the T62 was the presentation of an M60 to the Soviets by a defector. The prestige of the designers was piqued by the larger gun...

T64

Unusually, there were two successors to the T62, coming from different design agencies. Both had similar specifications but in service the better known T72 proved a more successful design, the T64 seeing...

T72

The T72 was one of two designs put forward by different teams resulting in two superficially similar vehicles. It is not immediately apparent why the Soviet Union did this but was just as well (from their...

T80

The T80 was designed and developed by the same team responsible for the T64, but seeks to combine the best features of both that vehicle, and its more successful stable mate the T72. One improvement on...

Tango Class

Nationality: Soviet UnionThe Tango Class was the Soviet Navy’s successor to the Foxtrot Class boats in the Northern and Black Sea fleets. Construction began in 1971 and a total of 18 were built. There...

Tarawa Class

Country: United StatesThe United States has seen their Marine Corps as a well equipped power projection force which can move to trouble spots quickly. To allow this to happen the United States Navy...
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