The M47 and M48 Patton Tanks

The M47 and M48 Patton Tanks

New Vanguard 31
  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga
  • Illustrator: Jim Laurier
  • Short code: NVG 31
  • Publication Date: 1 Jul 1999
  • ISBN: 9781855328259
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

With Cold War fears mounting, the M47 and M48 were rushed into production - teething troubles were inevitable. In the decade that followed, however, these tanks proved to be the backbone of US armoured units. In its lifetime, the Patton has played vital roles in three wars, including Vietnam, and has served with more than 25 nations; it has spawned derivatives such as the Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge, an anti-aircraft variant, and has undergone diverse armament modifications. This book provides a comprehensive view of the M47 and M48 Patton tanks, combining technical information with fascinating accounts of the performance, development and deployment of this battle-tested and truly international fighting machine.

Biographical Note

Steven J. Zaloga was born in 1952, received his BA in history from Union College, and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armoured vehicle development. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the Second World War, and he has also written extensively on American armoured forces.Jim Laurier is a native of New Hampshire. He graduated with honours from the Paiers School of Art, Connecticut, in 1978 and has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since, completing assignments in a wide variety of fields. Jim has a keen interest in military subjects, both aviation and armour, and is a Fellow member of the American Society of Aviation Artists, the New York Society of Illustrators and the American Fighter Aces Association.

Contents

Production Operation of the M47 and M48 Replacement and Retrofit Operational Deployment

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