Today we are presenting some tank related articles from the Army R,D&A (Research, Development and Acquisition) magazine. This publication started in 1960 and is still being produced, although the name has changed to AL&T (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology). For most of it’s history, the magazine was published bi-monthly and featured articles on new army technology and research programs. Fortunately, a complete set of back issues is available here. Tank and AFV News has gone through these back issues and picked out a selection of articles which may be of interest to the tank and AFV enthusiast or researcher.
We start with the Sept-Oct 1978 issue which features an article titled “Tank Development Traced to Royal Naval Air Service Early Efforts.”
Next is an article from the Nov-Dec 1979 issues titles “Experimenting for Tomorrow’s Combat Vehicles” by Col. Lawrence B Fitzmorris.
The final gallery features four separate shorter articles. They are:
“2 Fighting Vehicle Concept Designs” Nov-Dec 1982
“Ammunition Systems for Future tanks” Nov-Dec 1975 (2 pages)
“Evolution of M60 Tank Series Continues” Mar-Apr 1985
“Patton Tanks Revamped for copperhead Target Duty” Oct-Nov 1977