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M551 Sheridan: US Airmobile Tanks 1941-2001 (New Vanguard) Paperback – March 24, 2009
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“This is a small book, but it contains an awful lot of information. It is well illustrated with both color and black & white photographs. It also talks about other tanks intended for airborne use, both those that went before the Sheridan and those that followed.” ―www.books-on-line.com
“One of the world's foremost armor experts, Steven Zaloga, applies his formidable archives to the American airborne tank in M551 Sheridan.” ―Jon Guttman, Vietnam Magazine (August 2009)
“Author Zaloga does his usual superb job of telling the fascinating story of this rather unique vehicle and its predecessors. Thanks to a fine selection of photographs as well as the outstanding illustrations of Tony Bryan, we get to see how the M551 changed from first development to the end of its career. Another superb addition to the New Vanguard series and one that I am sure you will enjoy. Buy with confidence.” ―Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com (April 2009)
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Mr Zaloga has captured the complexity and some of the oral legends of the M551. He takes the story, briefly but thoroughly, from the early days on light, airborne "tanks" in World War 2 up to the retirement of the M-551. He accurately reports on the exceptional mobility and speed of the hull and suspension (it NEVER through a track). But the turret, as Mr. Zaloga recounts was a never-ending nightmare. An excellent synopsis of a flawed vehicle that nonetheless served the US Army for over three decades.
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Concise discussion of the vehicle. A handy overview (as Osprey books are) but worth the money. Recommended if bookshelf space is at a premium.Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer