M2/M3 Bradley at War

M2/M3 Bradley at War

by James D. Brown, Michael Green
     
 

The M2/M3 Bradley was born from two separate streams of thought: one concerned with improving the capabilities of mechanized infantry, and the other with fine-tuning the role of armored cavalry. It was foreseen as a vehicle that would fight toe-to-toe with Soviet forces on the battlefields of Central Europe in a Third World War. That the Bradley has evolved far

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Overview

The M2/M3 Bradley was born from two separate streams of thought: one concerned with improving the capabilities of mechanized infantry, and the other with fine-tuning the role of armored cavalry. It was foreseen as a vehicle that would fight toe-to-toe with Soviet forces on the battlefields of Central Europe in a Third World War. That the Bradley has evolved far beyond this is a tribute to the flexibility of the original M2/M3 design. The Bradley name now covers an entire family of combat and combat-support vehicles capable of fighting in environmental extremes and against a full spectrum of opponents in battlefields around the globe.

This is the story of how the Bradley fighting-vehicle system has become an increasingly flexible and ever more powerful combat asset, the best infantry and cavalry fighting vehicle in the world.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Cybermodeler Online, October 2007

“If you're looking for a good overview reference on the subject, this is the title you've been waiting for. Definitely recommended!”

Internet Modeler, November 2007

“Michael Green and James D. Brown have created another 128 page soft-bound book for their At-War series that contains excellent color photographs and illustrations that emphasize the use and history of the Bradley infantry fighting vehicle. Practically every page has at least one color or black and white photograph while others have more. Talk about a photo-reference guide these books are it. There are excerpts from personnel who were crewmen on various vehicles documented in this book. The At-War series of books are written in a chronological format for each subject matter covered from background development to present or end of production. Each book has an excellent index to help you locate specific subject matter.”

International Plastic Modelers Society, December 2007

“Zenith Publishing has a series of books styled ‘At War.’ Currently there are titles covering the M-1 Abrams and the HMMWV and now the M2/M3 Bradley. If you're expecting a short evening of light reading and looking at the pictures, you're underestimating the depth of coverage this book provides. The writing is moderately technical, as befits a serious study of a modern vehicle. The pictures are gems, with good captioning to explain what's being shown. So prepare to do some serious reading. Then look at all those gorgeous, well lit, nicely composed, detail oriented, and interesting pictures.

“This is a useful book which taught me a lot about the Bradley and its deployment in Iraq. It's not one you pick up and leaf through, it has to be read. The data is in there, you have to dig it out. But once you've read it once, you'll find a wealth of information which you can use on your Bradley model.

“Highly Recommended. No AMS sufferer, or modern armor enthusiast, who is contemplating the construction of a Bradley should pass this book up. It's reasonably priced, and you get a lot of gee-whiz background and historical perspective that you probably won't find in the picture books.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760325230
Publisher:
Zenith Press
Publication date:
11/15/2007
Series:
At War Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 10.62(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Green is a freelance writer, researcher, and photographer who specializes in military, transportation, and law enforcement subjects and has more than fifty books to his credit. He has written numerous articles for a variety of national and international military-related magazines, as well.

James D. Brown served twenty years in the U.S. Army as an armor officer with a secondary specialty in research and development. His active duty service includes a four-year tour as an assistant professor of engineering at the United States Military Academy, where he taught combat vehicle design and automotive engineering.

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