The AMX 13 Light Tank

A Complete History

M P Robinson

 
Date Published :
February 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Contributor(s) :
Peter Lau, Guy Gibeau
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
250 color & black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526701671
Pages : 248
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
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$28.95

Overview
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The AMX 13 was originally designed in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. It represents French ambitions for national resurgence and withdrawal from wartime dependence on American military technology.

Being a light tank it was an ambitious and far sighted departure from conventional tank design and it found a ready export market as well as being a critical part in the French Army arsenal. Its basic hull design lent itself to the development of a vast list of variants.

French designers progressively modernized, and indeed reinvented, the AMX13 and enabled it to claim to be one of the most successful armored vehicle programs of the postwar period. It proved its worth in numerous small wars worldwide in the service of many countries.

This, the first commercially published work on the AMX13 in English, examines in detail the technical industrial and tactical story of this remarkably successful armored fighting vehicle. The authoritative text is backed by an impressive selection of images

About The Author
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MP Robinson is a Canadian military historian whose research is focused on Cold War era armoured and mechanized warfare. He has co-authored (with Rob Griffin) two previous titles for Pen and Sword Military; Challenger 2- The British Main Battle Tank and The Royal Armoured Corps in the Cold War.

The late Lieutenant-Colonel Guy Gibeau was a mechanized infantry officer whose career in the French Army spanned four decades. Much of his early career was spent in command of AMX13 series vehicles, and he was one of France's foremost experts on the type. He died in 2017.

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