Tank Craft Series
Author: David Grummitt
Published: Pen & Sword Books
Bookshelf Browse with Geoff Coughlin (Jan 2020)
Soft back, around 64 pages, 200 illustrations black & white and colour period im-ages, colour profiles, full colour scale modelling section
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This title is a cracking first port of call for any scale modeller interested in creating a miniature version of the M1 Abrams, Main Battle Tank (MBT). The scale modelling section is full colour with some very high quality modelling on offer.
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Here’s some information from Pen & Sword
Since its introduction in 1981, at the height of the Cold War, the Abrams main battle tank has been one of the most visible and iconic symbols of American mili-tary power, and it is the fascinating subject of this heavily illustrated historical and modelling guide in the TankCraft series by David Grummitt.
Designed to meet head-on the massed tank forces of the Warsaw Pact, its com-bat debut in fact came in a different scenario in 1991 during the First Gulf War. Since then it has served in the peace-keeping role in the former Yugoslavia and seen combat in Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen. It has gone through a series of modifications and modernisations that see it set to remain the backbone of the US Army until at least 2050.
As well as charting the development and combat history of the vehicle, the book is illustrated throughout with colour photos and specially commissioned colour profiles. Seven different models, covering the service history of the Abrams, are featured, as is a modellers’ guide to the existing kits and accessories in all the popular scales.