By Steven J. Zaloga

M1 Abrams major conflict Tank 1982-1992 [Osprey New forefront 002] КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Автор: Steven J. Zaloga: Название: M1 Abrams major conflict Tank 1982-1992 [Osprey New leading edge 002]:Серия: Osprey New leading edge 002:Издательство: Osprey Publishing Ltd:Страниц: 49:Язык: Английский:Год: 1993: Формат: pdf: Размер: 10,7 Mb:Описание (About this book): The M1 Abrams was once the main radical departure in US tank layout considering the fact that global conflict II. till the arrival of the M1 within the early Eighties, the united states military had depended on the regular evolution of the M26 Pershing tank, in the course of the M46, M47, M48 and M60. The M1 layout got here at a time whilst there have been a number of significant new tank applied sciences coming to fruition, by way of constitution and weaponry: those have been built-in into it. This publication info the layout, improvement and operational use of 1 of the world's top major conflict tanks. fifty one

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Although such techniques produce useful planning data and lay out the physical parameters of weapons effectiveness, they cannot predict the outcome of an engagement. Such tools can, if used properly, help to delineate the outer limits of feasibilityan important considerationbut they can do no more than that. Once opposing forces come into contact, history clearly demonstrates the importance of intangible and unquantifiable variables such as leadership, discipline, training, unit cohesion, and esprit de corps in determining the outcome.

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