M1 Abrams - The US's Main Battle Tank in American and Foreign Service 1981–2019
Publisher: Pen & Sword Military
A history of the iconic vehicle: “This modeler's delight showcases the M1 and its variations with all sorts of camouflage schemes.” —Historical Miniatures Gaming Society Since its introduction in 1981, at the height of the Cold War, the Abrams main battle tank has been one of the most visible symbols of American military power, and it is the fascinating subject of this heavily illustrated historical and modeling guide in the TankCraft series by David Grummitt. Designed to meet head-on the massed tank forces of the Warsaw Pact, its combat debut actually came in a different scenario in 1991, during the First Gulf War. Since then it has served in a peacekeeping 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, this book is illustrated throughout with color photos and specially commissioned color profiles. Five different models, covering the service history of the Abrams, are featured, as is a modeler’s guide to the existing kits and accessories in the all the popular scales.
Available since: 11/30/2019.
Print length: 64 pages.