EM28 Abrams Company
|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 kilometresÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ 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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