Armored Cav (Tom Clancy's Military Reference) by Tom Clancy

By Tom Clancy

A penetrating glance inside of an armored cavalry regiment -- the expertise, the techniques, and the folk . . . profiled by means of Tom Clancy.His first non-fiction booklet, Submarine, captured the truth of existence aboard a nuclear warship. Now, the number 1 bestselling writer of transparent and current possibility and with no regret portrays present day army as in simple terms military team of workers can comprehend it. With a similar compelling, you-are-there immediacy of his acclaimed fiction, Tom Clancy offers special descriptions of tanks, helicopters, artillery, and extra -- the significant know-how in the back of the U. S. military. He captures army lifestyles -- from the drama of strive against to the day-by-day regimen -- with overall accuracy, and divulges the jobs and missions that have in recent times individual our scuffling with forces. Armored Cav includes:Descriptions of the M1A2 major conflict Tank, the AH-64A Apache assault Helicopter, and moreAn interview with normal Frederick FranksStrategies in the back of the desolate tract typhoon accountExclusive picture, illustrations and diagramsPLUS: From West element cadet to abandon hurricane commander . . . an interview with a strive against cavalry officer at the upward thrust.

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Modern long-rod penetrators are made of solid tungsten or depleted-uranium alloys. Both are extremely dense and very hard. Some earlier long-rods were made of stainless steel with tungsten cores, but these tended to shatter on impact with the modern armor packages used on today’s tanks. Depleted-uranium (DU) alloys have slightly better penetration performance than tungsten alloys, but DU is somewhat radioactive and the dust (UO2) is very toxic. Since tank ammunition is stowed in a separate armored compartment, the tank’s crew is effectively shielded from radiation and chemical hazards before the DU round is fired, but this protection is lost when the round impacts on a target.

Sitting astride a horse you can see farther than you can while standing on your own two feet. And the horse has four legs, which has advantages, too. More fleet of foot than a man- though only for short distances, and only if properly treated—the horse can give his rider the ability to locate the enemy, approach him, count his numbers, perhaps harass him a little, and then escape unhurt to report to the chieftain. And so from time immemorial, these two missions have been the main missions of the cavalry: to locate the enemy, and to sting him.

Thanks to you all. Once again, our thanks for all of our help up in New York. To Robert Gottlieb at William Morris, thanks again for a great opportunity. And at Berkley Books, our appreciation goes out to our editor, John Talbot, as well as to Jacky Sach, Patty Benford, and David Shanks. To our friends like Ed Burba and Donn Starry, thanks again for your contributions and wisdom. To all the guys who took us for rides, thanks for teaching the heathens how things really work. For our families and friends, we once again thank you for having endured late dinners, broken promises, and missed holidays; please know that we love you always.

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