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Armored Car: A History of American Wheeled Combat Vehicles Hardcover – August 6, 2002


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Presidio Press; First Edition edition (August 6, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 089141777X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0891417774
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 1.2 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,322,298 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

R. P. Hunnicutt is a former engineer and the author of a number of books on U.S. battle tanks, including Sheridan: A History of the American Light Tank, Sherman: A History of the American Medium Tank and Pershing: A History of the Medium Tank T20 Series.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By cpt matt VINE VOICE on October 16, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Hunnicutt's foward states that this is the last of 10 books he has done covering American armor. That saddens me, as there is no one else out there producing the quality of books on armored vehicles. I own 9 of 10 and am looking for the one of them to complete my collection.
As always, the book is pricey. As always, it's worth it. He starts out with a review of pre ww1, ww1 armored cars. There is extensive coverage of perhaps the most famous armored cars, the M3 Scout. There are many excellent photos and line drawings of the M3 as well as experimental armored cars in WWII, post WWII era. The M8, M20, Commando get their due attention.
I would really liked to have seen more of the interior photos and line drawings of the experimental Twister and LAV.
Having said that, all serious collectors and students of armored vehicles, run, dont walk to get this before it goes out of print. I know, I made that mistake with the book on the heavy tank M103 and am still looking for it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Barlow on November 21, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Another winner from Mr. Hunnicutt. I will purchase a book sight unseen merely on his reputation. This is a subject that was crying out for the "Hunnicutt" treatment. If this is indeed, sadly, his final book in the series, then it is a fitting finale, adding yet more luster to an already sterling legacy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Schneider on January 2, 2012
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Am not sure how to explain this excellent well devepoled book on US Armored cars...From Pre War to the LAV. it is simples excellent...while pricey..there is none better....if you have the cash collect all 10 books!
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The history of American Armored vehicles is a long and hard process, The military & manufactires had to put up with
underfunding and willingness of the the Military higher up's & Congress providing the funds to modernize the equipment. The military had to catch up with the British & Axis equipment they were fighting against. This book show the development of the American Armored vehicles
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Excellent technical coverage of a subject that has historically not received much in photo or print.
Three downsides;
A. Book was written prior to wars in Iraq and Afghanistan so not much coverage of the Stryker armored vehicle other than
the vehicle just entering service in the 80s.
B. As this covers a lot of US armored military cars, some vehicles are not as well recorded as others and there is little in the
way of combat useage given.
C. This was the LAST of RP Hunnicutts extensive coverage of US armor books. No more. Nada. Zip. Zilch.
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