A Gulf War Eyewitness Report by Francois Verlinden

By Francois Verlinden

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The 8th installment during this sequence, this unique version deviates from the standard structure through focusing totally on a variety of cars and gear used by U.S. Forces serving within the Persian Gulf in the course of Operation desolate tract typhoon. the entire images within the publication have been taken by way of participants of the U.S. military serving with the 131st Engineers, a strive against help gear corporation of the Vermont military nationwide shield. The pictures vividly painting the original surroundings skilled by way of U.S. defense force within the wilderness conflict. specific depictions of the battling males and their gear are portrayed in strive against carrier, displaying such information as camouflage, upkeep, weathering, conflict harm, and captured apparatus. the various struggling with autos coated contain M577 ahead keep watch over automobiles, M113 Armored team of workers companies, M3 Bradley Armored Cavalry autos, M1 Abrams major conflict Tanks, Heavy accelerated Mobility Tactical vehicles (HEMTT), M109 Self Propelled Howitzers, M270 a number of release Rocket structures (MLRS), M88 Armored restoration automobiles, and broken, destroyed, and captured Iraqi gear just like the Russian-built T-72 and T-55 tanks. This marvelous quantity is a smart reference for the army fanatic, modeler, or heritage buff.

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