Spoils of War – 1991 Gulf War Vol.2 – ABT 750
This is the second volume devoted to captured Iraqi Army war material during the Persian Gulf War of 1991.
In February 1991, the Iraqi army suffered heavy losses during the air campaign and the ground offensive launched by the coalition, but a large proportion of military hardware was simply abandoned intact in the Kuwaiti desert and captured by Allied troops. The huge booty included tanks, personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles, reconnaissance vehicles, self-propelled guns, self-propelled antiaircraft systems … Before being shipped to the United States or the United Kingdom, they were gathered in the Kuwaiti Theater of Operations (KTO), or into giant junkyards located in Saudi Arabia.
Spoils of War is written for the military enthusiast, modellers and historians, and is the careful examination of many sources. It presents an overview of the huge variety of military equipment used by the Iraqi army. Photos were donated by veterans and other private collectors. The author was able to talk with many veterans, and interviews with those who took these photos added precious details.
Authors: Jean-Jacques Labrot
AK Ref: ABT 750
Photos: 100s colour photos
Physical: Softcover, 290x210mm, portrait