FV430 Series

Robert Griffin

During the Second World War the British infantry found itself lacking suitable transport to cope with the fast moving German Blitzkrieg tactics. Various stop-gap measures were introduced with mixed success but, with the pots-war nuclear biological and chemical threat, it was imperative that a robust solution was found.
Date Published :
July 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
250 color & black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526742896
Pages : 216
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
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$32.95

Overview
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During the Second World War the British infantry found itself lacking suitable transport to cope with the fast moving German Blitzkrieg tactics. Various stopgap measures were introduced with mixed success but, with the postwar nuclear biological and chemical threat, it was imperative that a robust solution was found.

The FV300 and FV400 Cambridge carriers paved the way for the introduction of the AFV430 series in the 1960s at the height of the Cold War. Initially a basic armored personnel carrier, the series grew to cover a multitude of roles: command, recovery, mortar, Swingfire, and remote mine clearing to name but a selection. Over 50 years later variants are still in service.

This classic
Images of War book not only describes in words and images the AFV430 series but traces the development of infantry carriers for the British Army.

About The Author
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Robert Griffin joined the British Army as a 17 year old Junior Leader and served for many years as an AFV crewman in the 4/7th Royal Dragoon Guards in BAOR, BATUS, Cyprus, Northern Ireland, the UK and Bosnia. He has written a number of books and articles on armoured vehicles of the Cold War period, including definitive works on the FV-214 Conqueror, Chieftain, Challenger 1 and FV432 and RAC in the Cold War (with Merlin Robinson). He lives at Hucclecote, Gloucestershire and is actively involved in the Army Cadet Force.

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