Noted armor historian and illustrator George Bradford casts a pretty wide net in this entry in his 'World War II AFV Plans' series, providing 69 well-done drawings of some very interesting examples of American 'heavy metal.' Armor buffs, modellers and wargamers will definitely want to pick up AMERICAN ARMORED FIGHTING VEHICLES.
Despite the WWII title, Bradford's coverage of starts in the early 1930s with M1 Armored Cars, M1A1 Light Tanks, M3A1 White Scout Cars and other pre-war AFVs. World War vehicles include basic and modified versions of the Stuart, Sherman, Lee, Pershing and Chaffee along with assorted scout cars, half-tracks, gun motor carriages like the M36, LVTs, 'Weasel' cargo carriers, etc.
My fascination with Bradford's AFV series lies not only with the drawings of mainstay AFVs but also his coverage of more obscure models. For instance, how many are familiar with the 1940 Marmon-Herrington CTMS-1TB1 tank? That was built for the Dutch but used by the U.S. Army for training when Holland fell to the Nazis. Then there is the M31 ARV, Sherman 'Calliope,' T1E3 'Aunt Jemima' mine exploder, M6A1 Heavy tank, T28 Superheavy tank and so on.
A good read for all fans of AFVs.