Coalition Armor vs Iraqi Forces: Iraq 2003–06 (Duel #133) (Paperback)

Coalition Armor vs Iraqi Forces: Iraq 2003–06 (Duel #133) By Chris McNab, Adam Hook (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Chris McNab, Adam Hook (Illustrator)
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This is book number 133 in the Duel series.

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An illustrated study of how coalition armor in Iraq in 2003–06 handled a unique multi-threat environment, from enemy armor to IEDs.

On 20 March 2003, Coalition forces launched the invasion of Iraq on a massive scale. Their armored fighting vehicles (AFVs) faced an uncertain level of resistance, and soon had to overcome a wide range of enemy threats. These included tank vs tank clashes during the first days of the invasion (most famously at Basra and Mahmoudiyah), and subsequently the dangers posed by enemy rocket-propelled grenades, cannon fire, antitank guided missiles, and improvised explosive devices.

This vital new study covers both the opening clashes between opposing AVFs and the tactics developed by Iraqi insurgents seeking to neutralize Coalition superiority. Featuring full color photos, battle scenes, weaponry, and tactical illustrations, it draws upon first-hand accounts and official post-battle analyses to examine how Coalition forces responded to the change in the nature of the threats. Among the topics addressed are the coordination between Coalition infantry and air power; how dealing with roadside bombs in Iraq resulted in changes to equipment, tactics, and force structure; and the lessons learned for future warfare.

About the Author


Dr Chris McNab specializes in military history and related technology. To date he has published more than 100 books including US Soldier vs German Soldier (2020), Hitler's Tanks (2020) and The Great Bear at War (2019). Chris has also written extensively for major encyclopaedia series, magazines and newspapers. He lives in South Wales, UK.

Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on subjects as diverse as the Aztecs, the Ancient Greeks, Roman battle tactics, 19th-century American subjects, the modern Chinese Army, and the history of fortification. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781472855749
ISBN-10: 1472855744
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: January 16th, 2024
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: Duel