saw this title while browsing amazon.com. I decided instantly that I
needed the book because I was about to start my first armor model,
The one draw back I could see was it's USD$65 pricetag. However, I
managed to split the difference with my parents and a few days later
the package arrived.
The book has a hard-cover with approx 500 black and white photos. It
has 446 pages loaded with information. It starts with a brief description
of armor trends of WW2, then moves on to how they affected the post-war
The text continues with a detailed description of each tank, artillery
piece, anti-tank weapon, and armored transport to serve with the Red Army
from 1945 until 1999, and some that never made it past prototype stage.
The description includes the design history, complete armor and armarment
specifications, and operational use.
In summary, this book is a must have for anyone interested in post-war
Soviet military equipment. The one slightly negative factor is that the
500+ pictures are all reproduced in black and white.