Marine Corps Tank Battles in Vietnam

Oscar E. Gilbert

Marine Corps tankers in Vietnam had to battle the terrain and climate, and a savage unrelenting enemy, demonstrating the versatility, dedication, and courage that Americans have come to expect of their Marines. Author Oscar Gilbert weaves veterans' accounts into his account of Marine tankers in Vietnam.
Publication date:
July 2017
Publisher :
Casemate Publishers
Illustration :
16 pages photos
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ISBN : 9781612005324

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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• This fascinating insight into the Marine Corps tank battalions in Vietnam now available in affordable paperback
• This book gives the tankers' perspective of the Vietnam War, covering the horror of being in action against an unseen enemy in the jungle, to the boredom of guarding an isolated outpost for weeks
• Author Oscar Gilbert's experience in the Corps and many years of research make this the go-to book to understand the experience of tankers in Vietnam.
• Best read alongside Oscar Gilbert's other books on USMC tank battles in the Pacific, Korea, and MiddEast

Reviews for the Hardback Edition: "If you have any interest in the Vietnam War or military history in general I can thoroughly recommend Marine Corps Tank Battles in Vietnam as a great read that's very hard to put down once you have started.” Model Military International

"The Marine tankers found themselves in the forefront of this fierce fight and endured some of the heaviest fighting of the war, but throughout it all they demonstrated versatility, dedication and courage despite the harsh conditions and this excellent book tells the story of these men in a no-holds barred account of life of a US Marine Tanker.” Military Machines International

"A fascinating read that takes you through the mind numbing daily routine of the M48 crews, their frightening actions and what happened to them afterwards.” Tankette

" interesting book, giving us a very down-to-earth account of the war in Vietnam...” Tank

"... an effective picture of the War from a Marine Corps tankers point of view” Classic Military Vehicle

"This is an enthralling account of tank combat in Vietnam from the Marine perspective based largely on first hand accounts from veterans.” AFV Modeller UK

"…does a fine job of combining the personal stories (of which there are many) of Marine tankers with well-documented descriptions of both tactical and strategic situations as they developed throughout the war….near the top of my must read military history list.” Military


If you're interested in The Vietnam War, Tanks, or the US Marine Corps, this is an interesting book on an interesting subject that should give you some hours of entertainment, and remain on hand as a reference for the modeller or historian. Luckily Vietnam has not been as forgotten as some other wars, however the role of the USMC tankers has largely been ignored; not so now. Highly Recommended.

Ideal information for model-makers…highly recommended.
Scale Military Modelling International Magazine

Gilbert's book is a highly readable account of the Marine Corps' tankers campaigns in Vietnam…Very highly recommended.
Military Modelcraft International

This book is as readable as the films are watchable, but its content hasn't been tarnished or simplified by artistic license.
Classic Military Vehicle Magazine