By David Doyle.
The M1 Abrams has been the principle main battle tank of the US military since 1980. Conceived to counter the threat of a massive Soviet armoured incursion in Europe, the tank gained considerable fame during the Persian Gulf War of 1991 and its combat record has continued to climb.
With such a long service life, the Abrams has undergone continual improvements and upgrades, which are illustrated in great detail in this volume. The unique features of the various models are detailed in stunning colour photos and the combat use of these fearsome vehicles is richly illustrated through previously unpublished photos.