The Royal Armoured Corps in the Cold War 1946 - 1990

Robert Griffin, M.P. Robinson

 
Date Published :
March 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
b&w
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781473843752
Pages : 208
Dimensions : 9.69 X 7.44 inches
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$29.95

Overview
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The Royal Armored Corps’ composition may have changed dramatically during the four and a half decades of The Cold War but its role in the nation’s defense has been predominant. This highly informative book focuses on the deployment of the British Army’s armored regiments from the end of the Second World War, their vehicles and equipment, the creation of the British Army of the Rhine, NATO commitments and other peripheral missions. The characteristics and variants of the Centurion, the powerful but short lived Conqueror, the Chieftain and Challenger are covered in expert text and by numerous images. The RAC in the Cold War is a tribute to the men who served in these famous regiment and their stories make fascinating reading.

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.

REVIEWS
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"Armour modellers will find this book highly informative, both in terms of vehicle appearance and equipment stowage, but diorama builders are likely to gain the most inspiration."

- Airfix Model World, July 2017

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