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Modern Tanks and AFVs: 1991-Present Armoured Fighting Vehicles Hardcover – 31 March 2019
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- Publisher : AMBER BOOKS (31 March 2019)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 224 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1782747257
- ISBN-13 : 978-1782747253
- Dimensions : 19.3 x 2.79 x 24.13 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 126,147 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Looking forward to the books dedicated to Russia and China, and hoping for more on the USA, Israel, UK, Germany etc.
If on the one hand 3 different vehicles are inserted that have never gone beyond the status of industrial prototypes, on the other hand vehicles of great importance are omitted for the number of units produced and for impact on the sector, such as AAVTP7A1, or its successor SuperaV ACV , not to mention the VBTP-MR Guaranì (ordered in more than 2,000 units). Having 40 years of service in the Italian Army, I also believe I have direct knowledge of some topics (all the informations are easily available online) and here are some serious errors.
Ariete C2 Tank: there is no Ariete C2 tank of which the government wants to buy 500 units, just as the 88 Ariete C2 quoted have never been produced. The Ariete C2 is simply a modernized C1 and currently there are no tanks at the C2 standard but only two prototypes authorized in 2018 with the expectation of modifying to the C2 standard only 150 tanks
Centauro B1: 490 units were produced and not 550 as reported, moreover it is not said that there are 3 versions of the Centauro B1, the last of which also has the ability to carry 4 troops, but the most serious thing is that it is ignored that the Centauro B1 is being replaced with the Centauro 2 MGS armed with a 120/45 cannon and ordered in 136 units
Italian Puma: even here information that has been outdated, the vehicle has not proved its worth in Afghanistan, revealing itself not adequately protected against IEDs and mines, the 250 units 6x6 version have been replaced by the VBM Freccia (250 units delivered plus one option for other 381 and obviously ignored by the book ) while the 330 in the 4x4 version are not only replaced by the VTLM Lince (4000 units of which 2000 are for Italy only) but the latter is being replaced by the Lince 2 (34 units ordered).
So I wonder what value such a text has with all these inaccuracies, for what I know and I imagine for what I don't know.
An example ?, the crew of the Ajax recce is 3 men not 2 as reported.
In conclusion, a non-professional job, I know model enthusiasts who would have done better.