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Chieftain Britians Flawed Masterpiece
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The FV4201 Chieftain was the main battle tank of the United Kingdom during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. It is still in service in the Middle East today. A development of the Centurion, the Chieftain introduced the supine (reclining) driver position to British design enabling a heavily sloped hull with reduced height. This book provides the reader with the full and unvarnished story of the origins, development, decades of service and combat history of the Chieftain Main Battle Tank. The text is interspersed with numerous photographs, many published for the first time, alongside colour profiles and scale plans, including those of rare and unusual variants. It also relates the experiences of the crews who lived and worked on the Chieftain, often in the irreverent style typical of Army humour.
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Operation Torch: The Invasion of North
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In 2012 Jean Paul Pallud wrote the After the Battle account of the Desert War; now he completes the story with detailed coverage of the landings of Operation ‘Torch’ in North-West Africa in November 1942. When the western Allies decided to launch a second front in North Africa, they carefully considered the anti-British feeling left in France by the ill-advised attack by the Royal Navy on the French Fleet at Mers el Kébir in July 1940. Consequently, the operation was given an American rather than a British complexion, General Eisenhower was chosen to lead a mostly American force into battle and the major Royal Navy contribution was kept as inconspicuous as possible. At this point in the war, the Allies had almost no experience with amphibious operations and it was a risky undertaking to carry out such an immense operation covering multiple landings over 600 miles apart. Even more amazing was the fact that part of the invasion forces was to depart from the United States, 6,000 miles away. As the orders were not confirmed until a month before Operation ‘Torch’ was launched, there was very little time to organise such a logistically complex operation involving American and British forces, and even less time for the pro-Allied French to organise more than small measures of support.
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Tankcraft (15) Chieftain British Cold%
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The British Chieftain - designed in the late 1950s as the replacement for the Centurion - was perhaps the best main battle tank in service with Nato during the 1960s and 1970s. Its 120mm rifled main gun and advanced armour made it one of the most formidable tanks of its time, and Robert Jackson's book is an authoritative introduction to it. Although it was intended to fight Soviet armour on the plains of northern Germany, it was in the heat and sand of the Middle East that the Chieftain fought its major battles during the Iran-Iraq War of the 1980s, and it proved to be very effective during the Gulf War of 1991.
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Badges on Battle Dress Vol 1&2: An
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1200 pages in two volume. Containing over 5000 badge illustrations and 500 photos. This book looks at the history of British Army uniform. Extensively researched with many not previously published.
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Images of War: US Cold War Tanks a
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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 armoured 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 armoured reconnaissance vehicles, progressively the M41 bull dog (1951); the M114 (1961), the M551 Sheridan (1967) and M3 Bradley Cavalry Fighting Vehicle (1981). The armoured 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.
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Modern Tanks and AFVs: 1991-Present Ar
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According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, there are 60,000 tanks in active service worldwide. With 7,450 tanks, China has by far the most. This is followed by North Korea with 3,500 tanks. Tanks might not have been a huge component in modern warfare in the past two decades, but countries are still ordering new models. Also, nations previously without strong traditions of tank warfare are building up their forces. In recent years, countries in Asia, such as India, Pakistan, Singapore and Malaysia have all increased their armoured forces. Organised chronologically by type, Modern Tanks and AFVs offers a highly illustrated guide to the main armoured fighting vehicles used since 1990. From the Gulf Wars of 1991 and 2003 to Afghanistan, from Chechnya to the Crimea to Ukraine, from Yemen to the Syrian Civil War, the book features main battle tanks, armoured personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles, self-propelled guns and other vehicles. Examples include the Chinese Type 99 main battle tank, the Korean K-2 Black Panther, the French VBCI infantry fighting vehicle, the Fennek reconnaissance vehicle and the Russian T-14 Armata.
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Photosniper 30: Challenger 2
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A detailed photographic history of these Tank types with detailed descriptions.
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The Soviet Army on Parade 1946-1991:%2
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The second in three-volume series describes the tanks, armoured vehicles, artillery and rocket systems paraded by the Soviet Army on Red Square from 1946 until the last Soviet-era parade in November 1990. From massed tank displays of the immediate post-war parades, to the introduction of strategic rocket systems during the ‘Khrushchev’ years, all the weapons displayed on Red Square during the Cold War are described in detail.
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Abrams Squad Reference 4: MARINES Vehi
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Inspirational pictures of the Trident Juncture exercise showing vehicles of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), in the Trident Juncture exercise 2018. Contents Include AAVP7A1 M1A1 FEP ABRAMS M1 ASSAULT BREACHER LAV-25A2 LAV ATWS LAV C2 LAV LOGISTIC VEHICLE A2 LAV MOBILE ELECTRONIC WARFARE LAV RECOVERY VEHICLE MTVR TRUCKS HMMWV LVSR TRUCKS M777A2 HOWITZER HELICOPTERS AND PLANES LAQNDING CRAFT AIR CUSHION
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Abrams Squad The Modern Modelling Magazi
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This issue: Nagmachon, Puma SPZ, Husky TSV plus much more.
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Desert Eagle 26 Magach 3–IDF Patton
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Acquiring American Patton Tanks before the 6 Day War. The Patton M48 Family. M48A2C in the 6 Day War, Magach 3 and the War of Attrition, Magach 3 and the Yom Kippur War, The Story of Magach 109383, Magach 3 Improvements. Magach 3 after the Yom Kippur War in Detail. Magach 3 interior.
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Fennek: Light Reconnaissance Vehicle and
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This In the Field book looks at the Fennek family that serves in both the German and Dutch armies today. Fennek is not just a Reconnaissance Vehicle. You will be surprised at the number of additional variants – Joint Fire Support, General Service, Mortar Carriers, Anti-tank and Anti-aircraft. We follow Fennek on exercise, carrying out different types of tasks in the field, in troop hides in the woods, live firing, and in the desert.
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The Sherman in the Chilean Army
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By the mid-1970s, Chile and Israel were involved in arms dealing together. The two nations started discussing the Israeli-modified M-51 Sherman. It was mechanically and automotively reliable. Second, it had a gun already evaluated in the French AMX-30 MBT which Chile would eventually acquire in the late 1970s. The M-51s were well-received and successful. They offered more interior room than the T-54/55 series, the lighter M41, M24 and the AMX-30, particularly appreciated in the colder regions in the south where thicker clothing could be worn. Israel developed a 60 mm Hyper-Velocity Medium Support weapon system. It was decided to use it in the M-50, to be ordered by Chile, and M24 Chaffees already in Chilean service.
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Tankograd 3036 American Special: Hemtt%2
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The HEMTT family of vehicles is a series of heavy off-road-capable 8x8 trucks in the 10-ton class. Introduced into service in 1982, these vehicles have formed the backbone as transport and logistic assets of combat and combat support units of brigade combat teams and divisions of the US Army until today. This publication is the much enhanced standard work on the HEMTT. It covers the basic types M977, M978, M983, M984, M985, M1120 and M1977 plus their variants now up to the A4 versions. Extending over two volumes in 128 pages and with no less than 265 colour photographs, many of which hitherto unpublished, it replaces the original long sold-out original edition Tankograd American Special 3003.
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Tankograd 3035 Hemtt Heavy Expanded Mobi
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The HEMTT family of vehicles is a series of heavy off-road-capable 8x8 trucks in the 10-ton class. Introduced into service in 1982, these vehicles have formed the backbone as transport and logistic assets of combat and combat support units of brigade combat teams and divisions of the US Army until today. This publication is the much enhanced standard work on the HEMTT. It covers the basic types M977, M978, M983, M984, M985, M1120 and M1977 plus their variants now up to the A4 versions. Extending over two volumes in 128 pages and with no less than 265 colour photographs, many of which hitherto unpublished, it replaces the original long sold-out original edition Tankograd American Special 3003.
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Tankograd 5078 Biber: The bruckenlegepan
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BIBER The Brückenlegepanzer 1 Armoured Vehicle Launched Bridge in Modern German Army Service The crossing of trenches, obstacles and small water channels always creates problems for combat forces, which eventually led to the development and fielding of special bridge-layer systems. The current Armoured Vehicle Launched Bridge (AVLB) of the Bundeswehr is the Brückenlegepanzer 1 Biber (Beaver). After the end of trials, MaK in Kiel received a contract in December 1971 for the delivery of 105 Biber bridge-layers with bridges. By April 1975, all vehicles and bridges had been handed over. This publiction shows the history and technology of the Biber in great detail using many hitherto unpublished exercise photographs and walkarounds as well as technical scale drawings.
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