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Patton - A History of the American Main Battle Tank

By: Echo Point Books & Media

Type: Softcover

Product Line: Historical Books (Echo Point Books & Media)


Product Info

Title
Patton - A History of the American Main Battle Tank
Category
Author
R.P. Hunnicutt
Publish Year
2015
Pages
468
Dimensions
8.75x11x1.5"
NKG Part #
2149082571
Type
Softcover

Description

Featuring hundreds of photos from the national archives, diagrams, and detailed specifications, Hunnicutt's Patton remains the definitive developmental history of Patton tanks for the military historian, professional soldier, and tank restorer.

This ambitious entry in R.P. Hunnicutt's 10-volume compendium of American tank history details the development of the Patton tanks, including the M60 series as well as other vehicles based on the tank chassis or employing other elements of the tank's design. First developed in the period between WWII and the Korean War, various iterations of the Patton armored military vehicle have served as a crucial component of American military operations in all manner of engagements.

Hunnicutt spares no detail as he examines the origins and deployment of the M46 and M47 in the early days of the Cold War and for the duration of the Korean War. As the conflict escalated, increasing numbers of Patton tanks were deployed in Korea and many remained after the armistice to protect the tenuous agreement.


Developed to replace the M47 Patton and M4 Sherman, the M48 Patton main battle tank boasted a variety of technical improvements and was relied upon heavily throughout the Vietnam War, with over 600 individual tanks deployed alongside U.S. forces during the war. Hunnicutt provides detailed technical information about these vehicles and their role in the U.S. Army and Marines. The M60 product-improved descendant of the Patton tanks and its many variations is also treated with exacting detail by Hunnicutt, who takes us through the numerous and important variations on the Patton design.

Spanning the history of America's most widely used main battle tank, Hunnicutt's Patton is an absolute must-have for anyone interested in the history of the American military.

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