T-62 Main Battle Tank 1965-2005
Publication Date: August 18, 2009
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In the first English-language history of this tank, Steven Zaloga examines the development of the T-62 using detailed combat descriptions to bring to life the operational history of this tank from the deserts of the Sinai to the harsh terrain of Afghanistan.
Innes McCartney is an historian and nautical archaeologist, specializing in 20th-century naval vessels. He lectures widely on a number of associated subjects. A passion for shipwrecks has led to some famous discoveries, including the submarine M1 and the battlecruiser "HMS Indefatigable," His previous book, "Lost Patrols" detailed his uncovering the 121 submarines sunk in the English Channel. His own underwater photography illustrates this book. The author lives in Cornwall, UK.
Tony Bryan is a freelance illustrator of many years' experience who lives and works in Dorset. He initially qualified in Engineering and worked for a number of years in Military Research and Development, and has a keen interest in military hardware - armor, small arms, aircraft and ships. Tony has produced many illustrations for partworks, magazines and books, including a number of titles in the New Vanguard series. Tony Bryan lives in Dorset, UK.
"Coupled with some nice artwork, this is a very neat little reference for the T-62, and is enlightening with the development story that can now be told." - Robin Buckland, Military Modeling (September 2009)
"Finally, a book on what I consider to be an important Armor vehicle has been written in English for the first time... Osprey's latest offering in their New Vanguard series is a soft bound 48 pages long. It has a concise history, a mix of black and white, color photographs, and several color plates... Steven Zaloga does a great job of writing about the T-62's fraught history. He covers Khrushchev's "missile tank" demands, internal political turmoil, factory production turmoil, and "bigger is better" issues." -Mark Aldrich, IPMS/USA (December 2009)
"The book covers the development (with lots of info on the in-fighting that went with it) into the various uses and upgrades done to the tank over the years. This includes a look at the various specifications and comparisons to the tanks used by other forces. The illustrations and cut-aways of Tony Bryan really add to this interesting title as do the multitude of well chosen period photographs found throughout the edition. As an addition, you will find several pages of nicely done profiles, the sort of things that modelers really like to see. An excellent book on a most interesting subject and one that I am positive you will find to be of interest. One that will be pulled from the shelves time after time and one I can highly recommend to you." -Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness / www.modelingmadness.com (February 2010)