Frederick W. Swanson - Special: A Gulf War Eyewitness Report
Verlinden Publications | 1991 | ISBN: 9070932296 | 38 pages | PDF | 22.48 MB
Military Photofile 626
The eighth installment in this series, this special edition deviates from the regular format by focusing entirely on various vehicles and equipment utilized by U.S. Forces serving in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm. All of the photographs in the book were taken by members of the U.S. Army serving with the 131st Engineers, a combat support equipment company of the Vermont Army National Guard. The photographs vividly portray the unique atmosphere experienced by U.S. Armed forces in the desert war. Unique depictions of the fighting men and their equipment are portrayed in combat service, showing such details as camouflage, maintenance, weathering, battle damage, and captured equipment. Some of the fighting vehicles covered include M577 Forward Control Vehicles, M113 Armored Personnel Carriers, M3 Bradley Armored Cavalry Vehicles, M1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks, Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT), M109 Self Propelled Howitzers, M270 Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS), M88 Armored Recovery Vehicles, and damaged, destroyed, and captured Iraqi equipment like the Russian-built T-72 and T-55 tanks. This fantastic volume is a great reference for the military enthusiast, modeler, or history buff.