By Lon Nordeen
Step onto the battlefield and immerse your self within the adventure of actual historical wrestle. Designed for the battlefields of Europe on the peak of the chilly warfare, the M60 and T-62 have been the most advantageous wrestle tanks in their day. notwithstanding, it was once within the deserts of the center East that they ultimately met in conflict. This new Duel identify examines the layout and improvement of those major conflict tanks, selecting their strengths and weaknesses, and describing and interpreting their functionality at the battlefield through the Yom Kippur warfare, the Iran-Iraq struggle, and the 1st Gulf battle. integrated are colour photos, cutaway art, and unique illustrations by way of Richard Chasemore. It's a must-read for lovers of the evolution of armored battle.
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I remembered the expression of resolve on their faces, and I knew now that they had not failed. Many of them did not live to see the end of the war, but they were the men that made the end of the war possible. I have known many great battalions throughout my military career; the 87th was among the finest of them all. IMPACT OF THE WAR Total Israeli tank strength on the Sinai front had varied: 290 on October 6, 650 on October 10, 800 on October 15, 630 on October 22 and 570 at the ceasefire. In the Sinai, 1,450 Israeli Armored Corps (IAC) personnel were killed, 3,143 wounded, and 232 captured.
In 1985, they had 716 of these tanks, equipping three active and two reserve tank battalions, three battalion sets on Maritime Prepositioning Ships (MPS), plus war reserve and training tanks. The Marines had been reluctant until 1985 – years after the Army – to invest in the M1 with its larger size and weight (a drawback for amphibious operations and beach crossing) and its gas turbine engine, which limited its ability to wade ashore. The 105mm gun had HE and canister rounds that the M1’s 120mm lacked.
62mm PKT co-axial machinegun co-axial MG power source solenoid for co-axial machinegun electric trigger for co-axial machinegun 22 20 TPU tank intercom plug-in 21 co-axial mechanism and ammunition feed tray 22 Ready ammunition racks 23 Automatic sliding breech block 24 Projectile tray 25 Gunner’s leg shield 26 Gun control – ammunition type 27 Gun switches 28 Manual gunlaying equipment 29 BR-5 HVAPFSDS round 30 BM-6 HVAPFSDS penetrator 31 BK-4M HEAT round 51 BELOW The T-62’s post-1973 modifications were not as extensive as those to the M60A3 (with all US Army M60s being upgraded) or the M60A1 RISE Passive (with all USMC M60s being upgraded).
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