M1 Abrams: The US's Main Battle Tank in American and Foreign Service, 1981-2019

M1 Abrams: The US's Main Battle Tank in American and Foreign Service, 1981-2019

by David Grummitt

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Overview

Since its introduction in 1981, at the height of the Cold War, the Abrams main battle tank has been one of the most visible and iconic symbols of American military power, and it is the fascinating subject of this heavily illustrated historical and modelling guide in the TankCraft series by David Grummitt.

Designed to meet head-on the massed tank forces of the Warsaw Pact, its combat debut in fact came in a different scenario in 1991 during the First Gulf War. Since then it has served in the peace-keeping role in the former Yugoslavia and seen combat in Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen. It has gone through a series of modifications and modernizations that see it set to remain the backbone of the US Army until at least 2050.

As well as charting the development and combat history of the vehicle, the book is illustrated throughout with color photos and specially commissioned color profiles. Seven different models, covering the service history of the Abrams, are featured, as is a modelers' guide to the existing kits and accessories in all the popular scales.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526749758
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 02/08/2020
Series: TankCraft Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

David Grummitt is editor of Military Modelcraft International with more than a decade of building models and writing articles for publication. As well as being editor of MMI since 2009, he is a professional historian who has written several books on fifteenth- and sixteenth-century military and political history

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