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My special thanks to:


Major Robin Gronovius - Major Gronovius is one of those generous folks who has done much to educate modeling fans of modern US Armor. Besides moderating the Armor Talk discussion boards at, he is an active participatant of the Nordland AMPS, and has hosted field trips to the motor pool which he supervise. Check the links section to view his webpage of reference photos.

The following publications were invaluable in learning about the Abrams Main Battle Tank:


ABRAMS MAIN BATTLE TANK M1A1 and M1A2, Museum Ordnance Special #9, Darlington Publications, Glen Broman
Black and white photos, line drawings from Abrams manuals, focus on eary model M1A2, and late model M1A1 Abrams tanks with interior photos for modelers


M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank 1982-1992 New Vanguard # 2- Osprey Publishing,  Steven Zaloga, Peter Sarson


Development history and battle accounts of the M1A1 Abrams in Operation Desert Storm. Black and white photos, color plates







Abrams Company- Europa Militaria #28- The Crowood Press, Hans &Erik Halberstadt
Full color photo essay of US Marine M1A1 tanks, and US Army National Guard M1 tanks.  Glossary of armor terminology and slang


M1A1/A2 Abrams, Mini Color Series- Concord Publishing,  Walter Bohm 


Full color photo essay with descriptions of Armor Regiments using M1A1 tanks. Aslo features 1/35 scale plans, color plates and photos of early M1A2 undergoing trials at NTC







Armored CAV, a guided tour of an Armored Cavalry Regiment-  Berkley Books,  Tom Clancy


Description of an Armored Cavalry Unit, its equipment, combined arms tactics, and a recounting of the Battle of 73 Easting. B/W photos, and illustrations










M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, The Combat and Development History of the General Dynamics M1 and M1A1 Tanks- Mil- Tech Series, Motorbooks Intl.,   Michael Green
Development history of the M1 and M1A1 tanks. B/W photos, line drawings from Abrams manuals, and description of crew responsbilities


M1-M1IP-M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, Warmachines #6 - Verlinden Publications,  Francois Verlinden, Willy Peeters, Patrick Cooney


Full color photo essay of M1, and early M1A1 Abrams. Line drawings from Abrams manuals






King of the Killing Zone-  W.W. Norton & Company,  Orr Kelly


A journalist's look into the 20+ year development of the MBT-70, XM803 and XM1 Abrams tank. Full of history from the the tank design team. This book explains how the designers of the Abrams decided on using a gas turbine engine, Chobham armor, co-axial machine gun, ballistic computers, laser rangefingers etc. 280 pages of text with a few small black and white photos. An absolute "must read" for those studying the Abrams tank







M1 Abrams in Action, Armor #26- Squadron/Signal Publications, Jim Mesko
Early book with development history of M1, IPM1, M1E1, and early M1A1 Abrams. Color plates, line drawings, B/W photos, written for the modeler 


The M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, Vanguard #41- Osprey Publishing, Steven Zaloga
Early book chronicling the development history of the XM1 and initial M1 Abrams tanks. B/W photos, color plates, interior photos and descriptions