Armored Cav: A Guided Tour of an Armored Cavalry Regiment

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Penguin, 1994 - History - 325 pages
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A penetrating look inside an armored cavalry regiment -- the technology, the strategies, and the people . . . profiled by Tom Clancy.

His first non-fiction book, Submarine, captured the reality of life aboard a nuclear warship. Now, the #1 bestselling author of Clear and Present Danger and Without Remorse portrays today's military as only army personnel can know it.

With the same compelling, you-are-there immediacy of his acclaimed fiction, Tom Clancy provides detailed descriptions of tanks, helicopters, artillery, and more -- the brilliant technology behind the U. S. Army. He captures military life -- from the drama of combat to the daily routine -- with total accuracy, and reveals the roles and missions that have in recent years distinguished our fighting forces.

Armored Cav includes:

Descriptions of the M1A2 Main Battle Tank, the AH-64A Apache Attack Helicopter, and more
An interview with General Frederick Franks
Strategies behind the Desert Storm account
Exclusive photograph, illustrations and diagrams


PLUS:
From West Point cadet to Desert Storm commander . . . an interview with a combat cavalry officer on the rise.
 

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Today's cavalry has traded four-hoofed mounts for heavily armored tanks, fighting vehicles, and helicopters in a combined arms force that is prepared for combat against much larger forces. In this ... Read full review

Contents

An Armored Warfare Science Primer
1
An Interview with General Fred Franks
15
US Army Vehicle Systems
55
US Army Artillery Systems
99
US Army Aviation Systems
121
US Army PersonalManPortable Systems
155
A Guided Tour of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
183
Honing the Razors Edge
197
A Cavalry Officers Life
225
The ACR in the Real World
265
Tomorrows Troopers
291
Glossary
295
End Notes
305
Bibliography
309
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A little more than thirty years ago Tom Clancy was a Maryland insurance broker with a passion for naval history. Years before, he had been an English major at Baltimore's Loyola College and had always dreamed of writing a novel. His first effort, The Hunt for Red October, sold briskly as a result of rave reviews, then catapulted onto the New York Times bestseller list after President Reagan pronounced it "the perfect yarn." From that day forward, Clancy established himself as an undisputed master at blending exceptional realism and authenticity, intricate plotting, and razor-sharp suspense. He passed away in October 2013.

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