Tanks

Tanks : World's Greatest Armoured Fighting Vehicles from World War I to the Present

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Description

Tanks features 52 of the best armoured fighting vehicles from World War I to the present day. Beginning with the prototype Mark V Male in 1917, the book ranges from World War I, World War II, through the Cold War and up to the highly sophisticated tanks that have seen recent service in wars in the Balkans, Caususus, and Middle East.
From the Soviet T-34 and German Panther tanks of World War II to the M1A2 Abrams, Challenger 2 and T-90 of the present day, Tanks is an expert examination of the most successful tanks of the past hundred years. Each entry is examined over two spreads and includes a brief description of the tank's development and history, a colour profile artwork, photographs, key features and specifications tables.
Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, Tanks is a colourful guide for the military historian and military technology enthusiast.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 210 x 274 x 20mm | 1,050g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 200 artworks and photos; 200 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1838861297
  • 9781838861292

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION 6

FROM WORLD WAR I TO WORLD WAR II 8
Mark V Male (1917) 10
Sturmpanzerwagen A7V (1918) 14
BT-5 (1932) 18
Type 95 Kyugo Light Tank (1934) 22
T-35 (1935) 26
Panzer II Ausf F (1936) 30
Char B1 bis (1937) 34
Panzer 38(t) (1938) 38
Mk III Valentine Infantry Tank (1939) 42
Panzer III Ausf F (1940) 46
KV-1A Heavy Tank (1940) 50
Panzer IV Ausf F1 (1941) 54
Mk VI Crusader I Cruiser Tank (1941) 58
Churchill Mk IV (1941) 62
M3A3 Stuart (1941) 66
M3A3 General Lee (1941) 70
T-70 (1942) 74
T-34 Model 1943 (1942) 78
Panzer VI Tiger Ausf E (1942) 82
M4A4 Sherman (1942) 86
Panzer V Panther Ausf D (1943) 90
KV-85 Heavy Tank (1943) 94
Churchill AVRE (1943) 98
T-34/85 (1944) 102
Sherman Crab Mine-Clearing Tank (1944) 106
Sherman VC Firefly (1944) 110
Cromwell Mk VIII (1944) 114
Tiger II 'King Tiger' (1944) 118
Jagdpanzer VI Jagdtiger (1944) 122
M-24 Chaffee (1944) 126

MODERN TANKS 130
IS-3 (1945) 132
Centurion A41 (1945) 136
T-54/55 (1947) 140
AMX-13 (1952) 144
M-48 Patton (1952) 148
PT-76 (1952) 152
M-60 Patton (1960) 156
T-62 (1961) 160
Chieftain Mk5 (1963) 164
Leopard 1 (1965) 168
Stridsvagn 103B (1967) 172
Scimitar (1970) 176
T-72 (1971) 180
Merkava (1977) 184
Leopard 2 (1979) 188
M2 Bradley (1981) 192
Challenger 1 (1982) 196
M1A1 Abrams (1985) 200
AMX-56 Leclerc (1991) 204
T-90 (1992) 208
M1A2 Abrams (1996) 212
Challenger 2 (1998) 216

INDEX 220
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About Michael E Haskew

Michael E. Haskew is the editor of WWII History Magazine and The World War II Desk Reference with the Eisenhower Center for American Studies. He is the author of "The Sniper At War," "The Encyclopedia of Elite Forces in World War II," "Order of Battle: Western Allied Forces of WWII," and "The Italian Campaign in World War II."
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