Introduction /Chronology /Component forces: the PLA regular and reserve forces, the People's Armed Police, and the People's Militia /Organization: command levels, educational institutions, defence industries, military regions, local commands, tactical organization (from squad to army group), airborne forces, border security, commissar system /Personnel: conscription and training, NCOs, officer corps, reserves, militia /People's Armed Police /Force reduction /Tactical doctrine /Uniforms: Types 50, 55, 58, 65, 66, 72, 83, 89, 97, 07 /Key equipment: small arms, light weapons, armored fighting vehicles /Plate commentaries /Index
Since its foundation in 1949, the Chinese People's Liberation Army has developed into a highly sophisticated force with global capabilities. Featuring rare photographs and detailed full-color artwork, this is the first accessible English-language study of the world's largest and most important army.
Benjamin Lai was born in Hong Kong, educated in the UK, and went on to serve as an officer in the British Territorial Army in the 1980s and 1990s. Fluent in both Chinese and English, he currently works as a development and business consultant in China. Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on the Aztecs, the Greeks, several 19th-century American subjects, and a number of books in the Fortress series. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.
This is highly recommended to anyone with an interest in the military history of China and/or the modelling aspect of the subject. I am certainly looking forward to future releases in the series. - Military Modelcraft International