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M1 Abrams Tank

Author: Michael Green
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473866502
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The Ml Abrams has proved itself to be the finest main battle tank in the World since its introduction into US Army service in 1981. It combines the ultimate balance between firepower, mobility and protection as demonstrated by its superior performance during the two Gulf Wars and in Afghanistan. It routed the Soviet equipment of Saddam Hussein's army and today remains the yardstick by which friends' and foes' MBTs are judged. Its versatility and continual modernisation of weaponry armour and engineering guarantees that the MI Abrams will remain the US Army's spearpoint for years to come. Expert author Michael Green has produced a comprehensive collection of images and highly informed text.

The M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank

Author: Steve Parker
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9781429600910
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"An in-depth look at the M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, with detailed cross-section diagrams, action photos, and fascinating facts"--Provided by publisher.

M1 Abrams

Author: David Doyle
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
ISBN: 9781526738776
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The M1 Abrams has been the principle main battle tank of the US military since 1980\. Conceived to counter the threat of a massive Soviet armored incursion in Europe, the tank gained considerable fame during the Persian Gulf War of 1991, and its combat record has continued to climb. With such a long service life, the Abrams has undergone continual improvements and upgrades, which are illustrated in great detail in this volume. The unique features of the various models are detailed in stunning color photos, and the combat use of these fearsome vehicles is richly illustrated through previously unpublished photos.

M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank 1982 92

Author: Steven J. Zaloga
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
ISBN: 9781855322837
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The M1 Abrams was the most radical departure in US tank design since World War II. Until the advent of the M1 in the early 1980s, the US Army had relied on the steady evolution of the M26 Pershing tank, through the M46, M47, M48 and M60. The M1 design came at a time when there were a host of important new tank technologies coming to fruition, in terms of structure and weaponry: these were integrated into it. This book details the design, development and operational use of one of the world's best main battle tanks.

M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Manual

Author: Bruce Oliver Newsome
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 9781785210990
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The American M1 Abrams main battle tank is a revolutionary design: it broke an evolutionary development lineage from the M20 medium tank of 1941 to the M60 (which it replaced, and which stayed in production until 1987). The M1 remains the only main battle tank in the inventories of the US Army and the US Marine Corps, with years of service to come, while no replacement has been procured. It is believed that the M1 will easily serve for more than 50 years in the US alone. The US retains about 6,000 M1s, while almost 2,000 are in use with the armies of other countries including Australia, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.

M1 Abrams

Author: Christian DeJohn
Publisher: Schiffer Military History
ISBN: 9780764354526
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Since the 1980s, the American M1 Abrams series of tanks has been widely regarded as among the finest main battle tanks in the world. This volume is a concise look at the background, development, and Army and Marine operational history of the Abrams from the 1970s to the present. The author, who brings a unique perspective and authority as a former M1A1 tank gunner with the United States Army's 1/104th Cavalry, was granted behind-the-scenes access to photograph the US Army's collection of rare tanks at Fort Benning, Georgia. He also shows the Abrams tank's service in lesser known places--not just Iraq and Afghanistan--such as Cold War Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Somalia, and others. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.

M1a2 Sep In Detail

Author: Brett Avants
ISBN: 9780997377408
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Pictorial reference of the M1A2 main battle tank

Main Battle Tanks

Author: Michael Green
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780736824163
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Describes the M1A1 Abrams tank, including its history, equipment, weapons, tactics, and future use with the U.S. Army. Includes photo diagram.

M1 Abrams Vs T 72 Ural

Author: Steven J. Zaloga
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1849087288
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The Gulf War bore witness to a number of deadly encounters between these two great adversaries. Heavily armoured, highly mobile and capable of killing at over 2500m the M1 Abrams is, to this day, a veritable fighting machine. Superior to both Iraq's Soviet era T-55 and T-62 tanks, nearly all sources claim that no Abrams tank has ever been destroyed by enemy fire. Despite entering service in 1980, the M1 Abrams remained untested in combat until the Gulf War in 1991, where it was to be confronted by its archenemy the Iraqi-assembled Soviet-designed T-72. Entering production in 1971, the T-72 arguably outstripped its contemporaries in a balance of mobility, protection and firepower. By the time of Operation Desert Storm, however, the tables had turned and the tank suffered due to low quality ammunition and poorly trained crews. In this fascinating study, Steven Zaloga pits these two great fighting machines against one another, plotting the development of the Cold War until both tanks met in combat in the deserts of Iraq and Kuwait.