why did i register t55.eu and t55.co.uk ?
1st I wanted a short, easy to type and easy to describe domain name.
I'ed like to get a t55 but for now can only afford the domain name.
Some info on the t55:
This highly successful
tank can trace its lineage back to the wartime T34 via the T44 and T54.
The T55 was built in countless different derivatives, in very large
numbers and in four countries: Russia, Czechoslovakia (as it then was),
Poland and China.
The T55 was introduced
in the late fifties. It was essentially a T54 with a new turret, but
there were a great many other improvements as well. In sophistication,
the T55 has been
compared with its
contemporary the American M60-A1.
Weight — at 36
tonnes in combat condition — was well controlled, allowing
the 580hp V12 diesel to deliver a more spirited performance than was
offered by contemporary British and American armour, as well as
contributing to good manoeuvrability. Overall height of 2.4m gave the
T55 a lower profile than, for example, the British Chieftain (2.9m) or
Centurion (3.0m). The low-profile design allowed the crew of four
little spare room to stretch, play ping-pong or any of the other
time-honoured tank-crew activities.
Production of the T55
continued until 1981, by which time an estimated 50,000 examples had
been built. Further development of the T55 resulted in the T62, but the
T55 outlived its offspring, which was built from 1961 until 1975. Many
T55s (and T54s) are still in service, their simplicity and reliability
proving more significant in many territories than their lack of