Recommended Books: Kenneth Estes

Kenneth W. Estes, a Seattle native, is a professor of history and writer who pursued a 24 year career in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He has written numerous books, we have only listed the ones that pertain to tanks and armor history.  His “Marines Under Armor” is highly recommended to anyone interested in the history of USMC armor and tanks.


Marines Under Armor: The Marine Corps and the Armored Fighting Vehicle, 1916-2000

Tanks on the Beaches: A Marine Tanker in the Pacific War (Texas A&M University Military History Series, 85.)

M103 Heavy Tank 1950-74 (New Vanguard)

M50 Ontos and M56 Scorpion 1956-70: US Tank Destroyers of the Vietnam War (New Vanguard)

Super-heavy Tanks of World War II (New Vanguard)

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