M1 Abrams In Action

Published on
Review Author(s)
Book Author(s)
David Doyle
978-0-89747-734-5 90000
Other Publication Information
Softcover, 80 pages and more than 230 photographs plus detailed line drawing and a color profile
Product / Stock #

As quoted from Squadron/Signal Publications " In Action books, despite the title of the genre, are books that trace the development of a single type of aircraft, armored vehicle, or ship from prototype to the final production variant. Experimental or "one-off" variants can also be included. Our first In Action book was printed in 1971".

The M-1 Abrams was designed to fight multiple Communist manned tanks in the forests of Europe. Even though the "Abrams" has been in combat, it has been limited to desert warfare. The M-1 was designed to be technologically superior and to provide the crew the best protection possible. During the M-1's career it has gone through many upgrades and modifications, both in technology, armor and armaments.

David Doyle has come through again with another great book. He does a great job with photo documentation from the M-1's beginning to present day. Most of the photos are from operations in Iraq with a very limited number from Afghanistan. The U.S. Army and USMC are the primary users of the M-1, but Australia, Kuwait and even Iraq are also operators of the M-1.

I recommend this book to anybody that is a fan or modeler of modern day heavy armor. There is definitely some diorama scenes that could be createdI would like to thank MMD-Squadron and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to do the review on this book.


Add new comment

All comments are moderated to prevent spam

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.