"From my service on the T-55 came very a fascinating picture. In 1-x, a military school, where I studied, was the main tank T-62, optional, with whom we talked to brief, T-64.
In reality, for target practice, with driving instruction and strategies, it is very often used by the T-55, which we had in large quantities. They are designed in almost all similar to the "shestdesyatdvoechnuyu" so the tanks were operated very active.
And later I was in the army, surprisingly, with T-55 faced when he graduated from the Academy of Armored battalion commander, and came to a tank regiment Infantry Division of the Volga Military neighborhood which Totskoe stationed in the village.
The regiment had a tank fleet of mixed type, were armed with tanks T-54 and T-55. In some tanks Year coincided with the year of my birth. And after many years of service in the armed forces had to recall again the design and operating features of tanks veterans.
And without looking at such a significant age machines to manage their "excellent" and "good" to do the shooting, driving and everything else that was necessary, "- says Victor Murakhovski.
He notes that one of the main features was the "indestructibility" of those tanks that were released at that time more than 30 years ago. Yet, in the wonderful work they are able to participate in the exercises, make long marches.
"Another hallmark of these tanks equilibrium was completely assembled: protection, firepower and mobility. What is called, all in place. I think it was one of the best tanks in the history of world tank.
Not in vain the same type 54/55 were issued by such record numbers. And it is, except for the T-34 is the most vserasprostranennym in the world "- emphasizes the military expert.
Victor Murakhovski considers misleading ideology, according to which the market modernization of these tanks is limited due to his advanced age of machines.
"In fact, in improving the features of these tanks interested in many of the countries in which there is no means to purchase expensive equipment. Due to the successful design of the tank, to work on improving its features are not only specific vendors and developers.
And it turned out that the modernization activities of the tank is not very expensive, because a large Russian companies involved in the creation of armored vehicles (for example, Uralvagonzavod), in fact, is not profitable to do such work. But for the Russian plants tankoremontyh this direction would be very exciting, "- he said.