Author: Green, Michael; Brown, James D. Brown
Publisher: Zenith Press
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
New book, 128 pages. If ever there were an armored fighting vehicle that today's soldier could love, it would be the Bradley: of 2,200 that muscled through Operation Desert Storm, only three were disabled. In a full-scale, fully detailed look at the M2/M3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle System, Michael Green, veteran writer on military machines and tour guide at a tank museum, and co-author James D. Brown conduct readers through the nuts and bolts, production history, and wartime work of the stalwart Bradley. Made to carry infantry squads safely to critical points on the battlefield and to perform cavalry scout missions, the Bradley is uniquely able to close in on and destroy enemy forces in support of mounted and dismounted infantry and cavalry combat operations. It also, as recent experience demonstrates, provides a high degree of battlefield survivability. Unlike the M113 family it replaced, however, the Bradley is no mere "battle taxi." With the 25mm automatic cannon as its main armament and a coaxial 7.62mm machine gun, the Bradley is capable of defeating the majority of armored vehicles it is likely to encounter on the battlefield. With pictures, diagrams, details of weaponry, and accounts of action, this book about the M2/M3 Bradley gives readers a real sense of how much this hardworking vehicle has contributed to American fighting power in recent years.