The T-54/55tank series is the most widely used tank in the world and it has seen service in over 50 countries. It also served as the platform for a wide variety of specialty armored vehicles.Miller, David The great Book of Tanks Salamander Books London, England 2002 338-341 ISBN 1-84065-475-9Halberstadt, Hans Inside the Great Tanks The Crowood Press Ltd. Wiltshire, England 1997 94-96 ISBN 1-86126-270-1
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- A number of T-55s in service at the beginning of the 1992-1993 War in Abkhazia, all of which were lost in the first four months of the fighting at which point Abhazian forces had 8 T-55s captured from the Georgians. At peak there were 100 T-55s and T-72s in service. More than 50 T-55s and T-72s were in service in 2004. 87 T-55s and T-72s were in service before the 2008 South Ossetia war. Between 50 and 60 T-55s and T-72s are currently in service.
- 50 T-54s and 50 T-55s were ordered in 1961 from the Soviet Union and delivered between 1962 and 1964 (T-54s were previously in Soviet service). 200 T-54s were ordered in 1978 from the Soviet Union and delivered between 1978 and 1979 (the vehicles were previously in Soviet service). 705 T-55s were ordered in 1978......