The end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 should have signaled a lasting ‘peace dividend’ for the countries of NATO. Instead, within a decade, the ‘War on Terror’ had refocused military spending away from conventional arms and the armor-heavy formations of the Cold War era. However, as the level of NATO’s commitment to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq reduced, Russian aggression in the Crimea and Ukraine led to a renewed emphasis on peer-on-peer warfare and a revival of more traditional forms of armored firepower.
This book, looks in detail at the armored fighting vehicles employed by NATO armies, their allies and partners, from the end of the Cold War to today. From the mighty Leopard 2 Main Battle Tank to the ex-Warsaw Pact vehicles now employed by NATO’s Eastern European allies and partners.
Each article provides a unique historical perspective, well-illustrated by carefully selected photos, and with individual vehicles illustrated in color profiles. On top of this superb reference material, a modelling gallery displays some of the most inspirational NATO armor models from the pages of Military Modelcraft International.
Number of pages: 84