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Combat Engineering Equipment of the Warsaw Pact now available

On this, the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution, we are proud to announce that the second book in the Weapons and Equipment of the Warsaw Pact series has been released.

Combat Engineering Equipment of the Warsaw Pact

The ability to advance rapidly over sometimes difficult terrain was a key part of the Warsaw Pact’s strategy. The Eastern European nations which formed this historic alliance wanted to be able to move quickly and effectively so they didn’t give their enemies an advantage.

The vital tools which helped the Warsaw Pact overcome the challenges it faced included a whole range of combat engineering equipment. This book is a factual reference of the equipment which was used throughout the Cold War period and the important roles each piece played.

With obstacles including rivers and minefields to negotiate, combat units could have faced costly delays if it hadn’t been for the diligent work of the Warsaw Pact’s engineers. Refusing to allow troops to be slowed down by the landscape, these combat engineers worked in sometimes challenging conditions to find safe routes to their destination.

From building bridges and clearing safe lanes through minefields to repairing and recovering broken down vehicles and creating field fortifications, the work of these engineers played an essential part in the Warsaw Pact’s military strategy.

But the work of this effective force would have been impossible without the specialist engineering equipment they used. Rugged, simplistic compared to their Western equivalents, these items would play a crucial part in both peacetime military exercises and combat operations in Afghanistan.

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Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw Pact now available

We’re proud to announce that the first book in the new Weapons and Equipment of the Warsaw Pact series has been released, and the second book is available for pre-order.

Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw Pact

Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw Pact details more than 100 military vehicles from the 2P26 “Baby Carriage” – a compact Soviet off-road vehicle mounted with anti-tank missiles – to the T-80U main battle tank, in service from 1985 onwards.

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Combat Engineering Equipment of the Warsaw Pact

Combat Engineering Equipment of the Warsaw Pact is a factual reference of the combat engineering equipment which was used throughout the Cold War period and the important roles each piece played.

Pre-order the ebook or paperback now.

Pre-Order Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw Pact

Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw PactWe are proud to announce that the first book in our new Weapons and Equipment of the Warsaw Pact series is now available for pre-order.

Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw Pact will be released on 22nd August. It details more than 100 military vehicles from the 2P26 “Baby Carriage” – a compact Soviet off-road vehicle mounted with anti-tank missiles – to the T-80U main battle tank, in service from 1985 onwards.

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Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw Pact

Book cover for Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw PactWhen East and West survived on a knife-edge between peace and war, both sides were busy preparing themselves for military action. But what exactly would NATO’s troops have faced if the Cold War had suddenly turned hot?

Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw Pact is a fascinating reference book looking at the wide variety of combat vehicles which were poised and ready for action throughout the long years of military stand-off.

Led by the Soviet Union, the nations which formed the Warsaw Pact were as innovative as they were prepared and these deadly war machines had the potential to change the course of world history forever. Find out more about these combat vehicles from how they worked to what they would have been capable of if they had been used in military action against NATO.

Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw Pact details more than 100 military vehicles from the 2P26 “Baby Carriage” – a compact Soviet off-road vehicle mounted with anti-tank missiles – to the T-80U main battle tank, in service from 1985 onwards.

Part of the Weapons and Equipment of the Warsaw Pact series.

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Equipment Covered

Below is a full list of equipment covered in this book:

Tanks

T-34/85
T-44
IS-3
IS-10/T-10
PT-76
T-54
T-55
T-62
T-64
T-72
T-80
TR-77-580 (Romania)
TR-85 (Romania)

Infantry Fighting Vehicles

BMP-1
BMP-2
BMP-3
BMD-1
BMD-2
BMD-3
BMP-23 (Bulgaria)
MLI-84 (Romania)

Armoured Personnel Carriers

BTR-40
BTR-152
BTR-50P
BTR-60P
BTR-70
BTR-80
BTR-D
MT-LB
OT-810 (Czechoslovakia)
OT-62 (Czechoslovakia/Poland)
OT-64/SKOT (Czechoslovakia/Poland)
PSZH-IV (Hungary)
TAB-71 (Romania)
TAB-77 (Romania)
MLVM Mountaineers Combat Vehicle (Romania)

Anti-Tank Vehicles

SU-100
SU-122-54
ASU-57
ASU-85
2P26
2P27
2P32
9P110
IT-1
9P124
9P122
9P148
9P149

Reconnaissance Vehicles

BRDM-1
BRDM-2
BRM
BRM-23 (Bulgaria)
FÚG (Hungary)

Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Weapons

BTR-40A & BTR-152A
ZSU-57-2
ZSU-23-4 Shilka
2S6
SA-4 Ganef
SA-6 Gainful
SA-8 Gecko
SA-9 Gaskin
SA-10 Grumble
SA-11 Gadfly
SA-12 Gladiator
SA-13 Gopher
BTR-ZD
M53/59 (Czechoslovakia)

Self-Propelled Guns, Howitzers, and Mortars

SU-76
ISU-122
ISU-152
2S1 Gvozdika
2S3 Akatsiya
2S4 Tyulpan
2S5 Giatsint-S
2S7 Pion
2S9 Nona
2S19 Msta
vzor 77 Dana (Czechoslovakia)

Multiple Rocket Launchers

BM-24
BMD-20
BM-14
BM-25
BM-21 Grad
BM-27 Uragan
BM-30 Smerch
BM 9A51 Prima
RM-51 (Czechoslovakia)
RM-70 (Czechoslovakia)

Tactical Ballistic Missiles

FROG-1
FROG-2
FROG-3/4/5
FROG-7
SS-1 Scud
SS-12 Scaleboard
SS-21 Scarab
SS-23 Spider

Weapons and Equipment of the Warsaw Pact

The Cold War is a fascinating period of history, shrouded with mystery and intrigue. This series of books aims to lift the veil of secrecy surrounding the equipment used in the military operations of the Warsaw Pact during this time of unease between the East and West.

The series goes into detail about the weapons and equipment which were developed for use by the armies of the Warsaw Pact. Find out more about the tanks, combat vehicles, weapons and essential pieces of military equipment which formed an important part of the Eastern Bloc’s strategy during the Cold War.

Written by Russell Phillips, an author who specialises in military history, these books will tell you all you need to know about the combat equipment NATO would have been up against if active war had broken out.

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This We’ll Defend: The Weapons and Equipment of the U.S. Army

This We'll Defend coverThe U.S. Army is the best-equipped force in military history, from the simple bayonet to multi-million-dollar technological marvels like the M1 Abrams tank and Apache Longbow helicopter.

This We’ll Defend outlines the most important weapons and equipment the Army currently uses. All facts, figures and images in this ebook are direct from publicly available Army sources, edited and annotated to form a short, easy-to-use but comprehensive reference.

Included:

  • Tracked Vehicles
  • Individual and Crew Served Weapons
  • Aircraft
  • Air Defence Artillery
  • Anti-Armour Weapons
  • Indirect Fire Systems
  • Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Defence Equipment
  • Wheeled Vehicles

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