Allied Tanks of the Second World War

Michael Green

 
Date Published :
April 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
250 color & black and white images
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781473866768
Pages : 208
Dimensions : 9.75 X 7.5 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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Expert author Michael Green has compiled a full inventory of the tanks developed and deployed by the Allied armies during the six year war against Nazi Germany and her Axis partners.

There were four categories of tank: Light, Medium, Heavy and Super Heavy. Combat experience proved Light tanks (such as the Stuart and T-26) to be ineffective. Medium tanks (the US M4 series, named Sherman by the British, and Russian T-34) soon dominated with their fire power, protection and mobility.

The later stages of the War required the Allies to answer the Axis Panther and Tiger tanks with up-gunned and up-armored second generation M4s, T-34-85s and the Sherman Firefly. Totally new heavy tanks such as the M-26, Pershing, Soviet KV-1 series and the British Centurion only saw action in the final months.

Allied Tanks of the Second World War covers all these categories in detail as well as the few super heavy tanks such as the French Char 2C and the TOG. For an informed and highly illustrated work this book has no comparable rival.

About The Author
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Michael Green is a much published author and collector specialising in military and naval history. His works in the popular Images of War Series include The Patton Tank (2012), Russian Armour in the Second World War (2013) and Armoured Warfare in the Vietnam War (2013). He lives in Daly City, California.

REVIEWS
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“This is a very detailed and illustrated book that will be of great interest to modelers and military historians alike.”

- AMPS Indianapolis

“Once again this is a great book for tank modelers. It is also a good 'starter book' for someone who doesn't know much about the Allied armor in World war II, but wants to learn.”

- A Wargamers Needful Things

An excellent source for one who knows not too much about the allied tanks yet, but also a great source for scale modelers.

- FSAddon

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