Images of War, The AMX 13 Light Tank, A Complete History, Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives

This is one of the larger books in the popular Images of War series, following the established a winning format . This new addition to the series covers the French AMX 13 Light Tank which has proved to be one of the most successful post WWII designs. – Most Highly Recommended

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NAME: Images of War, The AMX 13 Light Tank, A Complete History, Rare 
Photographs From Wartime Archives
FILE: R2803
AUTHOR: M P Robinson, Peter Lau, Guy Gibeau
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: soft back 
PAGES: 237
PRICE: £18.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: 75mm gun tank, personnel carrier, self-propelled mortar, armoured 
ambulance, command vehicle, bridge layer, Indo China, Middle East wars, 
North Africa

ISBN: 1-52670-167-7

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DESCRIPTION:   This is one of the larger books in the popular Images of 
War series, following the established a winning format . This new addition to 
the series covers the French AMX 13 Light Tank which has proved to be one of 
the most successful post WWII designs. -  Most Highly Recommended

The French were keen to develop their national ability to produce weapon systems, avoiding the 
purchase of US equipment. Immediately after WWII they made extensive use of captured German 
equipment, until they could get their own design and development program through to full production. 
The high cost of this development effort made export orders very important and the AMX 13 proved 
highly successful in export sales.

The basic 75mm gun tank provided a chassis that could be developed in a family of armoured vehicles.
The authors have provided a very comprehensive history and included images and details of these 
variants, in addition to photographs and drawings of the gun tank.

The use of terms like 'light tank', 'medium tank', 'heavy tank' and 'cruiser tank', can be bewildering 
because of the variation in size, weight, armour, performance, fire power and mobility for numbers of 
tank types under these definitions. The AMX 13 was a small armoured vehicle that carried a 75mm 
gun in an innovative turret design, with a three man crew and good armoured protection. It provided 
very good value for money for smaller armies and that helped its export sales. It also proved very 
effective operationally in many small wars around the world.

This book has a great selection of images from both official and private collections. It will appeal 
strongly to historians, modellers and collectors