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Julien

AMX-30 Family - KAGERO Publishing

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AMX-30 Family
KAGERO Publishing

 

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The AMX-30 served the French Armed forces as its main Battle Tank in the front line from 1966 to 2006, and like many other nations the French used the basic tank chassis to produce other armoured vehicles over the years for the Army. The most recognised of these was the AU-F1 Self Propelled Gun.Other guises included the Bitube 30mm SPAAG, the Roland Alsace SAM System (AMX-30R); and importantly for the French the Pluton (AMX-30P) which was their independent ground based Nuclear weapons system.  In common with many armies around the world The AMX-30 spawned a number of Engineer based vehicles, these included; a Bridge Layer (AMX-30H), a combat engineering vehicle (EBG - Enginè Blind du Gènie) with a 142mm demolition gun, dozzer blade and hydraulic arm. The final engineering version was a re-build of the EBG, this had the demolition gun decommissioned and was fitted with a mine clearing carpet system.  The book is A4 soft cover with 96 pages, there is a section of detailed photographs at the rear of the book, followed by 6 pages of colour profiles.

 

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Conclusion

This is an excellent book chronicaling the myriad  of vehicles using the AMX-30 chassis. Highly recommended. 

 

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