Cold War Conversions

A range of specialised armoured recovery vehicles based on the T-34, T-54 and T-55 chassis made an appearance during the Cold War

In the Cold War-era, the Soviet Army and the Warsaw Pact were provided with a wide range of specialised armoured recovery vehicles (ARVs) based on the T-34 and latterly on the T-54 and T-55 chassis. Such recovery vehicles were also widely built outside the Soviet Union, in Czechoslovakia, East Germany and Poland, and as such these ARVs are relatively common in museum collections both inside and outside the former Soviet Bloc countries.

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