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Description - M60 Main Battle Tank 1961-91 by Richard Lathrop

Entering service in the early 1960's, the M60 tank was in production for 23 years and formed the backbone of US Army and Marine armoured units during the Cold War. Over 15,000 were built in four basic models: the M60, M60A1, M60A2, and the M60A3. At its peak the US Army used over 8,887 tanks of this type, with reductions starting in 1990 and continuing through the 1990s. At the time of Desert Shield and later Desert Storm, the M60 had been phased out of US Army service but still served with the US Marine armoured units. US Marine M60's participated in the ground offensive and entered Kuwait. This book explores the design and operation of such a widely-used vehicle.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841765518
ISBN-10: 1841765511
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard Lathrop

Richard Lathrop was born in 1967, recieved his BA in History from Glassboro State College. He has always had an interest in military subjects and enjoys collecting and restoring military vehicles. He is married and lives in New Jersey. John McDonald has worked for more than 24 years in the production and maintenance of combat vehicles and their weapon systems. His experience includes thirteen years as a Worldwide Armored Vehicle Consultant and Overseas Co-production Manager. He has also conducted numerous operator, tactical and maintenance training classes for the US military. This is his first book for Osprey. Jim Laurier is a native of New Hampshire. He graduated with honours from the Paiers School of Art, Connecticut, in 1978 and has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since, completing assignments in a wide variety of fields. Jim has a keen interest in military subjects, both aviation and armour, and is a Fellow member of the American Society of Aviation Artists, the New York Society of Illustrators and the American Fighter Aces Association.

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