M60 vs T-62: Cold War Combatants 1956-92

M60 vs T-62: Cold War Combatants 1956-92

by Lon Nordeen, David Isby, Richard Chasemore
     
 

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Designed for the battlefields of Europe at the height of the Cold War, the M60 and T-62 were the premier combat tanks of their day. However, it was in the deserts of the Middle East that they finally met in battle. This new Duel title examines the design and development of these main battle tanks, identifying their strengths and weaknesses, and describing and

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Designed for the battlefields of Europe at the height of the Cold War, the M60 and T-62 were the premier combat tanks of their day. However, it was in the deserts of the Middle East that they finally met in battle. This new Duel title examines the design and development of these main battle tanks, identifying their strengths and weaknesses, and describing and analyzing their performance on the battlefield during the Yom Kippur War, the Iran–Iraq War, and the first Gulf War.

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“Typical of the series, there is a history of the development of both tanks as well as their technical specifications and deployments. Crew training and tactics are also part of the story. The two major wars in which the tanks fought each other are covered as well as the lessons learned in each one. In all, a superlative inclusion to this series and one that I know you will find useful.” —Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness

“Tells of the M60 and T-62 weapons designed at the height of the Cold War as the superior combat tanks of their day. Their test in Middle East battles makes for a fine survey here, including technical specs and insights.” —The Midwest Book Review (November 2010)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781472803948
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/20/2013
Series:
Duel , #30
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
1,082,833
File size:
11 MB
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Meet the Author

David Isby is an experienced author, having written or edited 20 books and over 350 articles in journals such as Jane's Intelligence Review and Air Force Monthly. His work on World War 2 military aviation includes Jane's At the Controls The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress (London, 1999, Harper Collins) and editing three volumes of Luftwaffe accounts. He is an experienced pilot (and son of a USAAF C-47 navigator). Lon Nordeen is an experienced write on Cold War armor, Lon has spent several months researching in Russian and American archives to research the history of the T-62 and M60 tanks. He currently works for the Boeing Corporation.

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