This excellent book features an extensive collection of over 225 never-before-seen color photographs, taking readers into and around the Magach Batash (M60A1) tank for a close look at everything from tracks to turret. The book includes 84 full-color pages in high quality printing, and includes 2 special supplements on the M88A1 ARV and M60 AVLB in IDF service.
Internationally acclaimed IDF armor expert Lt. Col. (Res.) Michael Mass, curator of the tank museum in Latrun, Israel, along with the talented designer and modeler Adam O'Brian, joined together to create this book.
The Magach 6B Gal Batash is actually the US-made M60A1 Patton Main Battle Tank, heavily modified and featuring improvements in all the tank's systems, such as armor protection, the fire control system, engine power, and other improvements. These tanks represent the latest state-of-the-art hybrid configuration of the Magach (Patton) tank and is considered to be the best amongst the many derivatives. The tank began service in the security role during the last years of the IDF's deployment in the security zone in South Lebanon.
This book is a must for all armor enthusiasts, and is a priceless resource for modelers of IDF armor.
Softcover. All text is in English.