Char de Bataille 1966-2006 Vol. I

M.P. Robinson

Date Published :
April 2014
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Series :
Illustration :
110 archive photos, 8 color profiles
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788362878994
Pages : 80
Dimensions : 11 X 8 inches
Stock Status : In stock


The AMX-30 was France’s principal battle tank for over 30 years and continues to serve the French Army in later forms even to this day. In this first work of a two volume study examining the history of the AMX-30 battle tank, M.P. Robinson describes the development and introduction to service of this long serving weapon system. Photographic coverage in Volume 1 is focused on the AMX-30B gun tank, its service life and the supporting vehicles that served alongside it in the Arme Blindée Cavalerie in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Over 150 color and black and white photographs tell the story of this tank in its environment, as well as in detail, for the historian and modeler alike.


"provides an interesting story of the AMX-30 development, and touches on the politics of post-war Europe as well as the French industrial approach to tank development in the Cold War era all at the same time."

- Military Modelling

“The level of detail in which the AMX-30 is described is impressive, with around 110 archive photos and 8 beautifully drawn side view illustrations in colour, which provide details of the markings and camouflage adopted on the AMX-30. While the book will no doubt appeal to those with an interest in this modern, post-war French battle tank, it has to be said that model makers will relist the quantity and quality of the material found within this 80-page softback book.”

- Military Machines International

"These are highly recommended for anyone interested in the type"

- Airfix Model World

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