US Cold War Tanks and Armoured Fighting Vehicles

US Cold War Tanks and Armoured Fighting Vehicles

by Michael Green

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 30/04/2019

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To counter the Soviet threat and that of their client States during the Cold War years 1949-1991, the American military deployed an impressive range of main battle tanks (MBTs) and armored fighting vehicles (AFVs).


The Patton series of medium MBTs (including the M46, M47 and M48) supplemented by the M103s Heavy Tank initially formed the core of the US tank fleet. In 1960 the M60 MBT with its British designed 105mm gun entered service and, in turn, was replaced by the M1 Abrams in 1980.


In support were armored reconnaissance vehicles, progressively the M41 bull dog (1951); the M114 (1961), the M551 Sheridan (1967) and M3 Bradley Cavalry Fighting Vehicle (1981).


The armored personnel carrier (APC) range included the ubiquitous M113 and its replacement the M2 Bradley, cousin of the M3.


Expert author Michael Green covers all these vehicles and their variants in this informative and superbly illustrated Images of War series work.

ISBN:
9781526727220
9781526727220
Category:
Political ideologies
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
30-04-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pen and Sword
Michael Green

Michael Green is a freelance writer, researcher, and photographer. He specializes in military subjects and has authored and co-authored more than 90 books. His books have been translated into a number of languages, including German, Japanese, and Georgian.

In addition, Green has authored and co-authored numerous articles for a variety of national and international military-related magazines including Armor: The Magazine of Mobile Warfare, and Jane's Defense Weekly.

Green is a lifetime member of the Marine Corps Tanker's Association and a tour guide at the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation.

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