The T-54 main battle tank was designed in the Soviet Union. The first prototype appeared in 1945, just as the Second World War ended.
During the Vietnam War the T54 was used by the North Vietnamese. It mainly saw combat as the North advanced into the South after the US had withdrawn. This saw the T-54 enter combat and go up against the M41 Walker Bulldog and also the M48 Patton both crewed by ARVN forces.
The T-54 / 55 series eventually became the most produced tank in history. Estimates put production between 86,000 to 100.000 vehicles.They were eventually replaced by the T-62 MBT. However the T-54 / 55 can still be found in service to this day worldwide, some having received sophisticated retrofitting.
Production of the T-54 / 55 also led to the US developing the M60 main battle tank to counter the threat in Europe during the Cold War.
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