M3 Lee/Grant Medium Tank 1941-45

M3 Lee/Grant Medium Tank 1941-45

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By (author) Steven J. Zaloga, Illustrated by Hugh Johnson

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 244mm x 5mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 30 August 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1841768898
  • ISBN 13: 9781841768892
  • Illustrations note: 45 b&w illustrations, 7 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 340,085

Product description

The highly successful 'stop-gap' M3 medium tank was designed in 1941, and as adequate turret casting facilities were not yet ready, the M3 used an unusual armament configuration patterned after a French tank. British lend-lease demands led to the design of a second turret type with the US version called the Lee and the British version the Grant. It could penetrate Panzer armor, and its explosive firepower was excellent for dealing with German anti-tank guns. This book covers the design, development, service and variants of a vehicle that was the backbone of many World War II forces.

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Author information

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 armored vehicle development. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in World War II, and he has also written extensively on American armored forces. Hugh Johnson is a highly-experienced and talented freelance digital illustrator who has recently completed exceptional work on New Vanguard 102: 'T-54 and T-55 Main Battle Tanks 1944-2004' for Osprey.

Table of contents

Introduction; Design and development of the M3; Variants and users; Weapons and tactics; Operational history; Bibliography; Color plate commentary; Index