Bradley vs BMP cover

Description

In the mid-1960s, the Soviet Union unveiled the BMP, the first true infantry fighting vehicle. A revolutionary design, the BMP marked a significant departure from the traditional armoured personnel carrier, with a lower silhouette and heavier armament than rival APCs. One of the most fearsome light-armoured vehicles of its day, it caused great consternation on the other side of the Iron Curtain as the Americans scrambled to design a machine to rival the BMP. The result was the M2/M3 Bradley. These Cold War icons first clashed – not on the plains of Europe, but in southern Iraq during the Gulf War of 1991. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork, this is the absorbing story of the origins, development and combat performance of the BMP and Bradley, culminating in the bloody battles of the Gulf War.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Chronology /Design and Development /The Strategic Situation /Technical Specifications /The Combatants /Combat /Statistics and Analysis /Conclusion /Further Reading /Index

Product details

Published Jul 28 2016
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472815217
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 35 b/w; 26 col
Series Duel
Short code DUE 75
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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Alan Gilliland

Alan Gilliland, a contributor to more than 70 Ospr…

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Johnny Shumate

Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator li…

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