M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Manual 2017

M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Manual 2017

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The US Army's 68-ton M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank entered service in 1980 when it was deployed extensively in the stand-offs of the Cold War. It saw combat during Gulf 1 (1991), the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and in Afghanistan (2010). Its revolutionary design incorporates a powerful multi-fuel turbine engine, sophisticated Burlington composite armour, and a deadly main armament featuring a 105mm rifled gun (M1), and the 120mm smooth-bore gun (M1A1 and M1A2), which makes the Abrams capable of making a kill at ranges in excess of 8,200ft.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 156 pages
  • 222.25 x 279.4 x 19.05mm | 730.28g
  • J H Haynes & Co Ltd
  • Nr Yeovil, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1785210998
  • 9781785210990
  • 47,212

About Greg Walton

Bruce Newsome, PhD, first served on M1 Abrams tanks in the Pennsylvania National Guard. He is now Assistant Teaching Professor of International Relations at the University of California, Berkeley. Bruce also volunteers in the Tank Museum's archives and workshops. He lives in California.Greg Walton served with the US Army on the M60, and on the M1 Abrams in the Gulf War. Now with the FBI, Greg has been involved in counter-terrorism work in Afghanistan and more recently with the FBI's SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics Teams). He lives in California.show more

Table of contents

*Detailed insights into the design, construction and operation of the US Army's main battle tank.*Authors Bruce Newsome and Greg Walton have both served on M1 Abrams.*Published in association with the Tank Museum, Bovington.*Fully illustrated with more than 250 photographs and technical drawings.*Part of Haynes' growing military armour series.show more