The world's heavy mobile fighting vehicles are described and illustrated in this Vital Guide. Tanks and armored fighting vehicles (AFVs) play a crucial role in most military operations and their most important features are listed here. You will find specifications of crew, armament, ammunition, dimensions, weight, power-plant, performance and armor for every one of the many weapons systems featured. Details of operational function and combat service help to explain the merits and military potential of each type.
Simon Dunstan is an author, filmmaker and photographer who has more than 50 books on military history to his credit. He is the author of the Haynes Panhard AML/Eland Armoured Car Manual and Haynes Centurion Main Battle Tank Manual, among many others. He lives in Suffolk.