A Visual History of the U.S. Army's Heavy Tank Transporter 1955-1975: Part 2
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|Format: ||Paperback, 120 pages|
|Other Information: ||250+|
|Published In: ||United States, 31 December 2016|
Dragon Wagon is the second in a series of titles covering the U.S. Army's Heavy Tank Transporters. The first volume covered the M25/M26 Pacific family of vehicles and trailers during their service in WWII and Korea. Part 2 picks up the story with the successor to the Pacific; the magnificent 10-ton M123 tractor. The unarmored M123 soldiered on through the 1950s and Vietnam while paired with the modernized M15A1 and M15A2 trailers from WWII. It was also paired with the next generation of heavy trailers, the M747. Also covered is the rare and unusual M746 tractor with service pictures of its brief career. Photo coverage includes lavish color shots of the M123 in Vietnam, as well during development and testing.
About the Author
Commissioned to write his first book in 2003, a 512-page volume on the history of US military vehicles, since that time over 100 of his books have been published. While most of these concern historic military hardware, including aircraft and warships, his volumes on military vehicles, meticulously researched by David and his wife Denise, remain the genre for which he is most recognized. This recognition reached its pinnacle in June 2015, when he was presented the coveted Bart Vanderveen Award by the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, given in recognition of "...the individual who has contributed the most to the historic preservation of military vehicles worldwide."
This is another of the excellent series of landscape format soft-cover books by Ampersand Publishing...If you have an interest in these Cold War trucks I am sure you will like this one. -- Robin Buckland Military Model Scene If Prime-Movers are your thing, this book makes a natural bridge between the WWII Dragon Wagon and the M911 HET, bring you nearly up-to-date with the US Army's heavy lifters. Highly recommended. -- Mike Williams Britmodeller.com This will prove to be an excellent reference book for all enthusiasts, and is thoroughly recommended. -- Paul Middleton Scale Military Modelling International Magazine If you have Tank Workshop's 1:35 kit of the mighty M123AC1 tractor unit and need some further references for your build - wiring, colours, markings etc - then this new photo-reference title from David Doyle will prove to be completely invaluable. -- Marcus Nicholls Tamiya Model Magazine Another excellent title and highly recommended. -- David Grummitt Military Modelcraft International
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