British Tanks 1945 to the Present Day

British Tanks  1945 to the Present Day

CHALLENGER 1 MAIN BATTLE TANK In the late 1950s, with the Centurion and
Conqueror clearly due for replacement, the War Office planned to replace both
types with the FV4201 Chieftain, which entered production in May 1963. ...
Although the original plan had been to adopt the jointly developed Anglo-
German main battle tank, this project was cancelled in 1977 and replaced by the
MBT80.

Author: Pat Ware

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783038404

Category: History

Page: 128

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In this companion volume to British Tanks: The Second World War, Pat Ware provides an expert introduction to the design, production and operation of British tanks since 1945. Fewer types of tank were built than during the wartime period, but the complexity of design and manufacture increased, and a level of technical sophistication in the key areas of armor, firepower and mobility was beyond the imaginings of the tank pioneers of the First World War.Using a selection of contemporary photographs supported by some modern photographs of preserved vehicles Pat Ware sets the modern tank in a historical context. He describes its origins in Britain and its development and deployment in the Second World War and in the post-war period. All the British tanks that have seen service since the war are depicted, among them the Conqueror, Chieftain, Centurion and Challenger. The engineers tanks the flails, recovery vehicles, bridge-layers are featured, as are the less-well-known British tanks made for export.This highly illustrated survey gives a fascinating insight into the recent evolution of the British tank and its role in the postwar world.Pat Ware is a leading expert on the history of military vehicles and a prolific writer of books and articles on every aspect of the subject. His most recent publications include a study of the military Jeep and encyclopaedias of military vehicles and motorcycles. He was the founding editor of Classic Military Vehicle magazine in 2001 and continues to contribute to the magazine as well as writing a military column for Land Rover World.
Categories: History

U s Marines in the Gulf War 1990 1991

U s  Marines in the Gulf War  1990 1991

... in Iran - Iraq War , 10 , 12 , 15 U.S. arms embargo and , 12 Iranian armor FV
4201 Chieftain Mark V main battle tank , 10 ... 14 Scuds , 287 Iranian naval mines
, 15 Iranian Navy Combattante II fast - attack ship , 17 frigates , 17 in Iran - Iraq
War ... 4 history of , 1-6 independence , 4 overseas assets , freezing of , 29 as
police state , 281 postwar and Combined Task ... plans to meet , 65 defections ,
261 effectiveness of , 65 escape to Iran , 87 helicopterborne commandos , 22 , 23
, 24 in ...

Author: Paul C. Westermeyer

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160924073

Category: History

Page: 331

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Liberating Kuwait is the official history of U.S. Marine Corps operations during the 1990-1991 Gulf War with Iraq. It covers such topics as Marines in the embassies in Kuwait and Iraq, Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, the Battle of al-Khafji, the liberation of Kuwait, and the amphibious feint. Contains 24 color maps and numerous black and white and color photographs.
Categories: History

Modern Battle Tanks

Modern Battle Tanks

Chieftain and Leopard Main Battle Tanks Above and below : A small scale model
of an. Chieftain . ( Army PR ) A TANK has three main attributes : firepower ,
mobility and protection . Few would dispute the primacy ... 1 being FV 221
Caernarvon ) . ... The breech was outside the turret ring as a DEVELOPMENT
HISTORIES CHIEFTAIN MAIN BATTLE TANK ( FV 4201 ) ... Korean war , and in
that same year , 1951 , the General Staff in London started to plan for Medium
Gun Tank ( FVRDE ...

Author: Duncan Crow

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105081547791

Category: Tanks (Military science)

Page: 118

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Categories: Tanks (Military science)

War Monthly

War Monthly

Britain ' s Main Battle Tank , armed with its mighty 120mm gun , is 52 tons of
formidable armored fighting power The basic ... Between 1956 and 1973
Centurion saw service weather , superiority of plan , timing , state of morale , will
with the Israel ... could be exploited by quick outflanking or In 1958 a specification
was ordered for FV4201 , developpursuit operations . ... production order was
issued for some 800 Staff led to the concept of the ' Main Battle Tank ' which was
of the Mk 1 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015073585054

Category: Armed Forces

Page:

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Categories: Armed Forces

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the World s Tanks and Fighting Vehicles

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the World s Tanks and Fighting Vehicles

VICKERS MAIN BATTLE TANK model of the tank used by India and Kuwait is. Mk
1 , Mk 2 , Mk 3 Crew : 4 . ... Meanwhile plans were being drawn up for a factory to
be built near Madras , Vickers delivered some complete tanks to India before the
first Indian tank was completed ... The engine and transmission are the same as
those used in the Chieftain MBT . ... FV4201 MBT , FV4204 ARV , FV4205 AVLB .

Author: Christopher F. Foss

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023669141

Category: Armored vehicles, Military

Page: 248

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Categories: Armored vehicles, Military

People of the Whirlpool

People of the Whirlpool

Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read.

Author: Mabel Osgood Wright

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066133481

Category: Fiction

Page: 270

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"People of the Whirlpool" by Mabel Osgood Wright. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Categories: Fiction