M1 Abrams Vs. T-72 Ural PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

M1 Abrams Vs. T-72 Ural free pdf The Gulf War bore witness to a number of deadly encounters between these two great adversaries. Heavily armoured, highly mobile and capable of killing at over 2500m the M1 Abrams is, to this day, a veritable fighting machine. Superior to both Iraq's Soviet era T-55 and T-62 tanks, nearly all sources claim that no Abrams tank has ever been destroyed by enemy fire. Despite entering service in 1980, the M1 Abrams remained untested in combat until the Gulf War in 1991, where it was to be confronted by its archenemy the Iraqi-assembled Soviet-designed T-72. Entering production in 1971, the T-72 arguably outstripped its contemporaries in a balance of mobility, protection and firepower. By the time of Operation Desert Storm, however, the tables had turned and the tank suffered due to low quality ammunition and poorly trained crews. In this fascinating study, Steven Zaloga pits these two great fighting machines against one another, plotting the development of the Cold War until both tanks met in combat in the deserts of Iraq and Kuwait.

About Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in history from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think-tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union.

Details Book

Author : Steven J. Zaloga
Publisher : Osprey Publishing
Data Published : 15 March 2011
ISBN : 1849080917
EAN : 9781849080910
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 80 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews M1 Abrams Vs. T-72 Ural



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Valentine Infantry Tank 1938-45 free pdfValentine Infantry Tank 1938-45

    The Valentine was the most produced and most widely used British tank of the Second World War. The Valentine first saw combat during Operation Compass in November 1941 and remained one of the main medium tanks in British service into 1943..


  • J.J. Abrams: A Study in Genius free pdfJ.J. Abrams: A Study in Genius

    J.J. Abrams is one of the most successful director-writer-producers working in Hollywood. and now that he is being offered the chance to visit a galaxy far. far away to direct the long-awaited Star Wars sequel..


  • J.J. Abrams: A Study in Genius free pdfJ.J. Abrams: A Study in Genius

    J.J. Abrams is one of the most successful director-writer-producers working in Hollywood. and now that he is being offered the chance to visit a galaxy far. far away to direct the long-awaited Star Wars sequel..


  • Michael Wittmann and the Waffen SS Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte in ... free pdfMichael Wittmann and the Waffen SS Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte in ...

    Michael Wittmann was by far the most famous tank ace on any side in World War II. destroying 138 enemy tanks and 132 anti-tank guns with his Tiger. This classic of armoured warfare is both combat biography and unit history..


  • Michael Wittmann and the Waffen SS Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte in ... free pdfMichael Wittmann and the Waffen SS Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte in ...

    Michael Wittmann was by far the most famous tank ace on any side in World War II. destroying 138 enemy tanks and 132 anti-tank guns with his Tiger. This classic of armoured warfare is both combat biography and unit history..


  • M1 Abrams Vs. T-72 Ural free pdfM1 Abrams Vs. T-72 Ural

    . The Gulf War bore witness to a number of deadly encounters between these two great adversaries. Heavily armoured, highly mobile and capable of killing at over 2500m the M1 Abrams is, to this day, a