The M47 and M48 Patton Tanks (New Vanguard) (Paperback)

The M47 and M48 Patton Tanks (New Vanguard) By Steven J. Zaloga, Jim Laurier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Steven J. Zaloga, Jim Laurier (Illustrator)
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This is book number 31 in the New Vanguard series.


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.

About the Author

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781855328259
ISBN-10: 1855328259
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: July 1st, 1999
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: New Vanguard