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NVG 153 M551 Sheridan

NVG 153 M551 Sheridan
Autor: Steven J. Zaloga
Data publikacji: 2009-03-00
ISBN: 9781846033919
Wydawca: OSPREY
Język: angielski
Wymiary: 248 x 184mm
Oprawa: miękka
Liczba stron: 48
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Opis produktu:

One of the weaknesses of air-mobile forces has been their vulnerability to enemy tanks. So since the 1940s, there have been numerous schemes to field very light tanks that could be delivered by parachute or other methods to reinforce paratroopers and other air-mobile forces. This book examines the US experience with air-mobile tanks. It starts by examining the first efforts in World War II, notably the M22 Locust airmobile tank. Although not used in combat by the US Army, it was used during Operation Varsity in 1945 by British airborne forces, and ended up supporting US paratroopers during this mission on the Rhine river. The book then turns to post-war efforts such as the unique T-92 airborne tank, designed for paratroop drop. The only airborne tank actually manufactured in significant numbers was the M551 Sheridan. The history of this tank provides the focal point of this book, highlighting the difficulties of combining heavy firepower in a chassis light enough for airborne delivery. The book examines its controversial combat debut in Vietnam, and its subsequent combat history in Panama and Operation Desert Storm. The book also rounds out the story by examining attempts to replace the Sheridan with other armored vehicles such as the short-lived M8 MGS and Army LAV programs. This book examines a little known but interesting category of tanks. It also provides a varied selection of combat accounts from Operation Varsity through Vietnam to Operation Desert Storm.



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