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EM28 Abrams Company

By Hans Halberstadt

ISBN: 9781861262851
PUBLISHED: 1999
PAGES: 64
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 260 x 190 mm
INSIDE: Colour throughout [96 photographs]

The tactical debut of the American M1 Abrams main battle tank in NATO exercises in 1982 is said by experts to have been a turning point in armoured warfare: the Abrams proved itself so superior to the opposition in these exercises that the rule book had to be re-written.

In the Gulf War of February 1991, the developed M1A1 variant completely outclassed the Soviet equipment of the Iraqi army, routinely destroying enemy tanks at three kilometres’ range. Its thermal imaging sights, laser rangefinder, and fire control computer, coupled with its firepower and state-of-the-art composite armour made it an irresistible opponent.

The veteran defence photo-journalist Hans Halberstadt has spent time with Army and USMC units and his striking selection of around 100 colour photographs is accompanied by a concise but detailed text, including both combat reminiscences of the Gulf War and an intimate 'insider's tour' of the Abrams from the viewpoint of each crew member.

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