Welcome to Episode 8 of Cold War Conversations where we talk about the armoured fighting vehicles of the Warsaw Pact.
Russell Phillips has written several books on Warsaw Pact military equipment and our conversation is an interesting exchange covering the evolution in design, tactics and the deployment of Warsaw Pact armoured forces should the Cold War have turned hot.
It also covers a slightly off topic conversation about saunas and swimming pools in Soviet submarines and Frankie Goes to Hollywood!
We welcome Russell Phillips
Soviet armoured fighting vehicles
Valery Sablin – inspiration for the book/film “Hunt for the Red October”
Argentinian plan to attack Gibraltar during the Falklands War
Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw Pact
Book 1 of Weapons and Equipment of the Warsaw Pact
Combat Engineering Equipment of the Warsaw Pact
Book 2 of Weapons and Equipment of the Warsaw Pact
US Army educational video documenting the characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses of two famous Soviet tanks of the Cold War era, the T-64 and T-72.
Modern Russian tank submerging with snorkel – not Cold War but gives you the idea.
Tankfest 2015 featuring Cold War T72 tank making smoke
The Hunt for the Red October – film trailer
Swimming pool inside a Soviet submarine