M1 Abrams: America's Main Battle Tank (Legends of Warfare: Ground #3) (Hardcover)
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This is book number 3 in the Legends of Warfare: Ground series.
Since the 1980s, the American M1 Abrams series of tanks has been widely regarded as among the finest main battle tanks in the world. This volume is a concise look at the background, development, and Army and Marine operational history of the Abrams from the 1970s to the present. The author, who brings a unique perspective and authority as a former M1A1 tank gunner with the United States Army's 1/104th Cavalry, was granted behind-the-scenes access to photograph the US Army's collection of rare tanks at Fort Benning, Georgia. He also shows the Abrams tank's service in lesser known places--not just Iraq and Afghanistan--such as Cold War Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Somalia, and others. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.
About the Author
Christian De John, a US Army Bosnia veteran, is unusually qualified to address this subject with authority as both an experienced, published military historian and a former United States Army tanker with real-world, hands-on experience as an M1A1 Abrams tank gunner with the Army's 1/104th Cavalry and First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry.