Time for Shifting Gears?

Biass, Eric H.; Richardson, Doug
December 2003
Armada International;Dec2003/Jan2004, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p33
Reports on the introduction of the light armored vehicles in the armed forces. Decline of the main battle tank market; Campaigns of the main battle tank manufacturers to lobby their governments to ignore alternative foreign solutions; Dilemma for both manufacturers and governments to work out how technologies can be kept alive for the main battle tank.


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