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Char Leclerc

Author : M. P. Robinson
ISBN : 8364596357
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The Leclerc is the only battle tank serving in operational combat units in the French Army. Designed as a Cold War era tank killer that could take on numerically superior enemies, the Leclerc has served the armies of France and the United Arab Emirates for over twenty years. Since 1989 when the first Leclerc prototype appeared, it has been counted amongst the world's most complex and deadly AFVs. Despite its fame, relatively little has appeared on the Leclerc in English, and much of the information about the Leclerc on the web is incorrect. Even in French, it has been ten years since the Leclerc was studied in a published work. Char Leclerc by MP Robinson and Thierry Guillemain is a survey of the Leclerc's development and service in the French Army right up to the present day. It explains the differences between the eleven Leclerc production batches produced for the French Army, the different Leclerc derived vehicles, and the changes that have transformed the French armored force since the Leclerc first entered service. This latest addition to the Kagero Photosniper series is illustrated with over 220 unpublished photographs and ten color plates, making it an ideal reference for historians and modelers alike.

The French Betrayal Of America

Author : Kenneth R. Timmerman
ISBN : 0307237788
Genre : History
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Can we trust France? Apparently not. After more than 200 years of shared history and interests, the U.S.-France marriage looks as if it's ending in an acrimonious divorce. Here is the shocking insider account. In the wake of French behavior at the United Nations, where Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin systematically undermined the efforts of Secretary of State Colin Powell to convince the Security Council to authorize force against Iraq, Americans have at best come to suspect our ally of double dealing, and at worst come to view them as the enemy. Almost daily over the past year, new stories have emerged of how the government of French President Jacques Chirac has sought to undermine the U.S. war on terror, publicly sniping at America and inciting other countries to do the same. What's wrong with France? What's behind their recent perfidy? According to bestselling author Kenneth R. Timmerman, the American public doesn't know half the story. After they read The French Betrayal of America, American anger at France will turn to outrage. Timmerman, who worked as a journalist in France for eighteen years and knows the players on both sides, lifts the veil of Jacques Chirac's scandalous love affair with Saddam Hussein, beginning in 1975, when he took him on a tour of top-secret French nuclear facilities. The French attitude toward the dictator, which seemed to baffle American politicians, was in fact entirely predictable. Put bluntly, it was all about money, oil, and guns. Chirac needed Saddam's oil and Saddam's money, and Saddam needed French weapons and French nuclear technology. Despite this, the relationship between France and America was not only amicable but at times very mutually beneficial. That was until the most recent war on Iraq, where France turned the tables, engaging in dirty diplomacy and helping to sway other European countries to their side. French war coverage was not merely one-sided: It was viciously inaccurate, skewed, and openly anti-American. Timmerman also presents incredible new evidence of France's duplicity, including the fact that the French stood to gain $100 billion from secret oil contracts they had concluded with Saddam Hussein. The French Betrayal of America raises questions of whether the nuclear cooperation agreements still in force with the French today should be canceled in light of France's behavior. Our security interests no longer converge, and our economic systems increasingly appear to be at loggerheads. The war in Iraq harshly exposed French treachery and their desire to do business with the worst of international tyrants, putting their economy, their international standing, and their relationship with a 200-year-old friend in severe jeopardy.
Category: History

Tanker Techniques Magazine 01

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Genre : Art
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We now introduce to you our latest publication, TANKER, and we are sure that it will herald a new global benchmark for scale modelling magazines. This new approach and concept for our new quarterly magazine, focuses on amazingly realistic paint schemes and finishes, showing you how to accomplish them. We have the very best of modellers from around the world, showing you how to master not only the very latest techniques, but also the old standards too. All this is brought to you in a thoroughly modern publication and with our own inimitable character. Each issue will be available in 8 languages, with around 100 pages. TANKER is available in English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Czech, Chinese, and Hungarian.
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Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465494887
Genre : History
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A visual guide to the history of tanks, Tank tells the full history of tanks through stunning photography and informative text. From the early Mark Is of World War I to the T-34 of World War II to the cutting-edge M1 Abrams of today, Tank showcases the most famous (or infamous) armored fighting vehicles in history. Packed full of tanks, armored vehicles, personnel carriers, and anti-tank weaponry, Tank combines comprehensive photographic spreads with in-depth histories of key manufacturers and specially commissioned visual tours of the most iconic examples of their kind. The featured vehicles are placed in their wider context, along with with tactical and technological improvements, and the impact of the tank on the evolution of battlefield and military strategy. Tank charts the evolution of the tank over the past century, covering over 450 tanks and military vehicles from all over the world. Look through the history of tanks and explore the form and function of a weapon that changed history. Learn the different vehicles' weight, size, country of origin, and time of use through in-depth profiles. An essential visual history, Tank provides a complete and exciting overview to the iconic vehicles that changed history.
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Buying Defence And Security In Europe

Author : Martin Trybus
ISBN : 9781107002500
Genre : Law
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A critical evaluation of the EU Defence and Security Procurement Directive 2009/81/EC in its legal, economic, military, and political context.
Category: Law

Revue Militaire Suisse

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ISBN : UOM:39015066254973
Genre : Military art and science
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Tanks Of France

Author : Books, LLC
ISBN : 1156634261
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 86. Chapters: Heavy tanks of France, Light tanks of France, Main battle tanks of France, World War II tanks of France, World War I tanks of France, AMX-30, AMR 35, Char G1, Char D2, Char B1, Char D1, AMR 33, SOMUA S35, Hotchkiss H35, Renault R35, Renault FT, AMX 50, Leclerc, AMC 35, Char 2C, FCM F1, AMX-13, ARL 44, FCM 36, St Chamond, Schneider CA1, Boirault machine, Levavasseur project, AMC 34, Frot-Laffly landship, Souain experiment, Renault R40, AMX-40, Puteaux SA 18, Mobile personnel shield. Excerpt: The AMX-30 is a main battle tank designed by GIAT, first delivered to the French Army in 1966. The first five tanks were issued to the 501st R giment de Chars de Combat (Tank Regiment) in August of that year. The production version of the AMX-30 weighed 36 metric tons (40 short tons), and sacrificed protection for increased mobility. The French believed that it would have required too much armour to protect against the latest anti-tank threats, thereby reducing the tank's maneuverability. Protection, instead, was provided by the speed and the compact dimensions of the vehicle, including a height of 2.28 metres. It had a 105-millimetre (4.1 in) cannon, firing an advanced high explosive anti-tank warhead known as the Obus G. The Obus G used an outer shell, separated from the main charge by ball bearings, to allow the round to be spin stabilized by the gun without affecting the warhead inside. Mobility was provided by the 720 horsepower (540 kW) HS-110 diesel engine, although the troublesome transmission adversely affected the tank's performance. Due to the issues caused by the transmission, in 1979 the French Army began to modernize its fleet of tanks to AMX-30B2 standards, which included a new transmission, an improved engine and the introduction of a new fin-stabilized kinetic energy penetrator, amongst other improvements. Produc...

Gestion Strat Gique Des Co Ts Des Futurs Syst Mes D Armes

Author : North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development. Flight Vehicle Integration Panel. Symposium
ISBN : CORNELL:31924084531072
Genre : Weapons systems
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Biblio Country Reports

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00501118G
Genre : Asia, Central
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Category: Asia, Central