Steven J. Zaloga was born in 1952, received his BA in history from Union College, and his MA from Columbia University. He
has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armoured vehicle development.
His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the Second World War, and he
has also written extensively on American armoured forces. Jim Kinnear was born in Glasgow in 1959 and graduated from Aberdeen
University in 1982. He has published numerous articles in the defence press on Soviet and Russian AFV's, weapon systems and
military transport. Jim has lived and worked in Russia since 1992.
Peter Sarson has produced graphic cutaways
for many armoured vehicle publications, and is regarded as one of the world's great illustrators of military vehicles. Peter
lives and works in Dorset.