A new entry in the Osprey Duel series is due for release on July 19. Bradley vs BMP: Desert Storm 1991 (Duel) by Mike Guardia looks at this somewhat lopsided match-up from the 1991 Persian Gulf war. This is Mr. Guardia’s first entry in the Duel series, although he has written some other titles for Osprey, as well as books for other publishers. This new book follows the familiar format of the Duel series, being 80 pages in length and features illustrations by Alan Gilliland.
In the mid-1960s, the Soviet Union unveiled the BMP, the first true infantry fighting vehicle. A revolutionary design, the BMP marked a significant departure from the traditional armoured personnel carrier, with a lower silhouette and heavier armament than rival APCs. One of the most fearsome light-armoured vehicles of its day, it caused great consternation on the other side of the Iron Curtain as the Americans scrambled to design a machine to rival the BMP. The result was the M2/M3 Bradley. These Cold War icons first clashed – not on the plains of Europe, but in southern Iraq during the Gulf War of 1991. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork, this is the absorbing story of the origins, development and combat performance of the BMP and Bradley, culminating in the bloody battles of the Gulf War.