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Ferreo Cuore02 Jan 2018 8:16 p.m. PST

What are some good books for a relatively normal person to comprehend concerning what mech warfare will look like in the next five years?

I understand that technology has important role to play in it, but who can present it in a way I can understand.

Also, different approach at same topic, who has written good accounts of tank warfare from Desert Storm to now?

Much thanks for suggestions!

McWong7302 Jan 2018 9:54 p.m. PST

By mech you mean mechanised? Or do you mean Voltron?

Atkinson's "Crusade" is a good lay person account of Desert Storm.

jekinder603 Jan 2018 6:12 a.m. PST

You could try the professional US Army magazine "Armor".
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Ferreo Cuore03 Jan 2018 9:16 a.m. PST

Thank you for suggestion. Atkinson looks good:
any thoughts on his "In the Company of Soldiers"?
I assume the 101st had armor support somewhere along the way?

McWong7303 Jan 2018 12:08 p.m. PST

No idea I'm afraid, haven't read that one.
The Fort Lavenworth papers contain some solid monographs on later C20th armor, but on a mobile so no links. Most of the material I've discovered regarding contempoary/present day involves drones more than anything else.

Major Mike04 Jan 2018 6:52 a.m. PST

Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad by David Zucchino

Ambush Alley by Tim Pritchard

PVT64104 Jan 2018 8:37 a.m. PST

Thunder Run is excellent!

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