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Step onto the battlefield and immerse yourself in the experience of real historic combat. 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. Included are color photographs, cutaway artwork, and original illustrations by Richard Chasemore. It's a must-read for fans of the evolution of armored warfare.
About the Author
An experienced writer on Cold War armor, Lon Nordeen has spent several months researching in Russian and American archives the history of the T-62 and M60 tanks. He currently works for the Boeing Corporation.
Table of Contents
Design and Development 8
M60 Main Battle Tank
T-62 (Obietk 166) Main Battle Tank
The Battle of the Chinese Farm, 1973 18
Impact of the War
Post-1973 M60 and T-62 Development 43
USMC M60A1 vs. Iraqi T-62, Kuwait 1991 54