The T-54A used by East Germany was licence built in Poland and exported to the GDR for a unit-price of 433.376 German D-Mark (253.502 Dollars). Between 1959 to 1961 the GDR bought and received a total of 148 T-54As from Poland. The T-54A was primarely armed with the 100mm D-10TG L/56 tank-cannon.
The biggest difference of the T-54A to the standard T-54 was the STP-1 “Horizont” vertical stabilizer, which stabilized the cannon and coaxial MG when driving, to reduce the up- and down movement of the gun. The stabilizer also made short-stop and fire procedures much more effective. The STP-1 however, did not stabilize the turret horizontally, meaning the T-54A had to drive in a straight line to take advantage of the system. The stabilizer had an elevation and depression speed of 6°/s.
The T-54A utilized the W-54G engine (W-54 with improved filters and G-74 alternator), aswell as a fully electric turret drive. A third, external fuel tank was also added, which increased the fuel-capacity to 810l.
Notice the fume-extractor on the gun (reminiscent of the D-10TG) and the circular NVA marking on the turret. More pictures are appreciated, since it is hard to find actual east-German T-54A pictures.
Crew: 4 (driver/commander/gunner/loader)
HP/T Ratio: 14,4
Lenght: 9m (with cannon) 6,04m (without cannon)
Height: 2,75m (with roof-mounted MG)
Engine: V12 Diesel “W-54G”
Max Speed: 50km/h (road)
Hull armor in mm (front/rear/sides/bottom): 100/46/80/20
Turret armor in mm (front/roof): 200/39
Armament: 1x 100mm D-10TG cannon
1x 7,62x54Rmm SGMT coaxial MG
1x 12,7x108mm DSchK Roof-mounted MG
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“Kampfpanzer der NVA” by Jörg Siegert/Helmut Hanske (Motor buch Verlag) https://www.amazon.de/Kampfpanzer-NVA-Jörg-Siegert/dp/3613032945