AMX-30

Char de Bataille 1966–2006

M.P. Robinson

The AMX-30 was France's principal battle tank for over 30 years and continues to serve the French Army in later forms even to this day. In this first work of a two volume study examining the history of the AMX-30 battle tank, M.P. Robinson describes the development and introduction to service of this long serving weapon system.
Publication date:
May 2014
Publisher :
Kagero
Language:
English
Series :
Photosniper
Illustration :
110 archive photos and 8 colour profiles
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9788362878994

Dimensions : 300 X 210 cm
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£16.99

Overview
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The AMX-30 was France's principal battle tank for over 30 years and continues to serve the French Army in later forms even to this day. In this first work of a two volume study examining the history of the AMX-30 battle tank, M.P. Robinson describes the development and introduction to service of this long serving weapon system. Photographic coverage in Volume 1 is focused on the AMX-30B gun tank, its service life and the supporting vehicles that served alongside it in the Arme Blindée Cavalerie in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Over 150 colour and black and white photographs tell the story of this tank in its environment, as well as in detail, for the historian and modeller alike.

REVIEWS

While the book will no doubt appeal to those with an interest in this modern, post-war French battle tank, it has to be said that model makers will relish the quantity and quality of the material found within this 80-page softback book.
Military Machines International

Kagero's latest release in its Photosniper series is a two-volume set devoted to the French AMX-30 main battle tank, nicknamed 'X-trente' by its crews. Here, the first volume covers the development history and early service period for this French tank, which was the mainstay of the country's armoured united until it was replaced by the Leclerc. With just 80 pages, the author has his work cut out to cram in all the information. To his credit though, he also manages to include a discussion as to why France opted for a 30-ton tank when other NATO members considered 50-ton or heavier vehicles.... This book is highly recommended for anyone interested in the type.
Airfix Model World

This is an excellent book chronicling the early stages of the use of the AMX-30. Highly recommended.
Britmodeller.com