The T-55 tanks are a series of Soviet main battle tanks introduced just as the Second World War ended. The T-54 eventually became the main tank for armoured units of the Soviet Army, armies of the Warsaw Pact countries, and many others. T-55s have been involved in many of the world’s armed conflicts since the later part of the 20th century.
The T55 series eventually became the most-produced tank in military history. Estimated production numbers for the series range from 86,000 to 100,000. They were replaced by the T-62, T-64, T-72, T-80 and T-90 tanks in the Soviet and Russian armies, but remain in use by up to 50 other armies worldwide, some having received sophisticated retrofitting.
The T55AM2 is an upgraded variant used by the East German forces