The M47 and M48 Patton Tanks cover
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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.

Table of Contents

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

Product details

Published 01 Jul 1999
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855328259
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 44 b/w; 13 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 31
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from U…

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Jim Laurier

Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives i…

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