This is an authoritative and lavish guide to the vehicles built for use in the front line from 1900 to the present day and is a comprehensive illustrated reference tool for the armoured fighting vehicles of the world, both past and present. - Details over 900 tanks, armoured personnel carriers, tank destroyers, reconnaissance vehicles, armoured cars and self propelled guns from the British Mk I tank of World War I to the German Tiger of World War II and the American M1 Abrams seen today. - Divided into sections by country, each section is further divided into four categories: tanks, reconnaissance vehicles, armoured personnel carriers and tank destroyers/assault guns. - Entries within each category are listed chronologically for easy reference. - Each entry is accompanied by a description of its development and service record, and full specifications are given with both imperial and metric measurements. - Includes full colour artworks, including cutaways and colour and black and white photographs of the vehicles. - Contains entries on all the major types of armoured fighting vehicle since 1900. - Countries included are USA, Germany, Britain, Soviet Union, France, Canada, China, Japan, Italy, Israel and Sweden.