It is now more than five years since the USA led an invasion of Iraq to depose Saddam Hussein from power. Over that time, the USA and Coalition partners have been embroiled in an insurgency that has claimed thousands of civilian and military lives. In this eagerly anticipated second volume, celebrated combat photojournalist Carl Schulze examines a wide range of vehicles used by the U.S. Army in Iraq.
This volume completes a two-part series that offers an unparalleled and exhaustive examination of the U.S. Army vehicle fleet in Iraq. This latest book covers the following vehicle types: M1 Abrams MBT, Stryker IAV, M109A6 Paladin, M992A2 FAASV, M93A1 Fox NBCRS, RG-33L 6x6 MRAP, Cougar 4x4 and 6x6 MRAP, M88A1/A2 Armored Recovery Vehicles, HETS, FMTV and HEMTT. As can be seen from this list, the content is varied and includes both tracked and wheeled vehicles. The highlight of the book is the series of excellent photographs showing the M1128 Stryker MGS in Iraq and covering a wide range of time periods stemming from the author's regular visits to this war-torn country. The accompanying text is particularly comprehensive and informative. It discusses key attributes of each vehicle type, including specific modifications made to better suit them to service in Iraq.