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Armor in Normandy. The Germans. Thers. Armor in Normandy. The Germans. Thers.

Each mini-guide allows the reader to get to know more about a region's history, linking historical events with places of interest and sites of note, as well as providing an unprecedented visual feast of contemporary photographs, uniforms, badges and equipment - all in full colour. Practical information is included in each mini-guide and itineraries are suggested for those wishing to visit battlefields, monuments, memorials and museums.

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Hell On Wheels. Anderson Hell On Wheels. Anderson

The Men of the U. S. Armoured Forces, 1918 to the Present.
The pictorial history of America's armoured forces from the use of prototype tanks sputtering their way forward in 1918, to the complex technology of Operation Desert Storm. This book demonstrates just why these lethal troops were known as Hell On Wheels.

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Tanks: A Century of Tank Warfare. Gilbert, Casiere. Tanks: A Century of Tank Warfare. Gilbert, Casiere.

Tanks made their first appearance on the battlefield in September 1916 and have captured the public imagination ever since. Other countries scrambled to develop tanks of their own, and by the time war broke out again in 1939, a wide variety of tanks, and tank tactics, had been developed around the world. In World War II tanks were integral to the fighting in almost every theatre, and the war saw the vast tank battles of El Alamein and Kursk. Tank crews were feted for their fortitude and bravery in fighting in such difficult and dangerous conditions. Tank development continued apace during the Cold War and tanks have featured in most modern conflicts. From the slow and clumsy Mark IV, through the terrifying Tiger and nimble Sherman Firefly to the Challenger 2, this book covers the development of tanks, and how they have been used in warfare through the two world wars and beyond.

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Tiger Family. Scheibert. Tiger Family. Scheibert.

Covers the development and use of the Tiger family of armored fighting vehicles.

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The Centurion Tank in Battle. Dunstan. The Centurion Tank in Battle. Dunstan.

Conceived in the closing stages of the Second World War, Centurion arrived too late to see action against the German Panzers that had dominated that conflict. Although designed for warfare in Europe, it was not until 1951 that Centurions first saw combat in a completely different theatre - the rugged hills of Korea. It was not a fair proving ground for any tank but the Centurion was hugely successful. Its impressive performance under difficult conditions led to many overseas sales and the Centurion was destined to fight its major campaigns in the hands of foreign armies.

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British Mark IV Tank. Fletcher. British Mark IV Tank. Fletcher.

Amongst the first ever mass-produced tanks in history, the British Mk IV has been classified as one of the most successful heavy tanks to have fought in World War I. It proved its worth at the landmark battle of Cambrai in November 1917, when 460 Mark IVs were deployed for the first time against the enemy with great effect. Arguably changing the nature of warfare on the Western Front, the Mark IV was one of the first vehicles in the world to partake in a tank duel when, in 1918, it met the German A7V in combat. Drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished photographs and new information on its operational abilities, this fascinating exploration of the British Mk IV tank provides a detailed account of this crucial vehicle, its variants, and its deployment on the battlefields of the Great War.

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Panzer: A Revolution in Warfare, 1939-1945. Edwards. Panzer: A Revolution in Warfare, 1939-1945. Edwards.

The Panzer division was the core of the blitzkrieg which devastated the antiquated doctrines of the allies during World War II. With historical record analysis, photographs and cartographic representation, this offers an insight into this devastation and how the tactic was ultimately directed.

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Panzerkampfwagen 1v. The Backbone of Germany's WW11 Tank Forces. Doyle. Panzerkampfwagen 1v. The Backbone of Germany's WW11 Tank Forces. Doyle.

The Panzerkampfwagen IV, or Panzer IV as it is more popularly known, formed the backbone of Germany’s tank formations during WWII. With production totalling more than 8,500, the Panzer IV was the most plentiful German tank of the war, and the only German tank that remained in production for the duration of the conflict. Through more than 180 photos, this volume chronicles the design, development, and operational deployment of this ubiquitous German tank. This material is arranged in nine chapters, each focusing on a specific production model (Ausführung) of the tank. Comprehensive tables reveal the details of the performance and technical specifications of each variant. A concise, easy to read text, and detailed photographic captions expose the secrets of this iconic tank. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.

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Pioneers of Australian Armour In the Great War. Finlayson, Cecil, Pioneers of Australian Armour In the Great War. Finlayson, Cecil,

Pioneers of Australian Armour tells the story of the only Australian mechanised units of the Great War. The 1st Australian Armoured Car Section, later the 1st Australian Light Car Patrol, and the Special Tank Section were among the trailblazers of mechanisation and represented the cutting edge of technology on the Great War battlefield.
The 1st Armoured Car Section was raised in Melbourne in 1916, the brainchild of a group of enthusiasts who financed, designed and then built two armoured cars. Having persuaded the Australian Army of the vehicles’ utility in the desert campaign, the Armoured Car Section, later re-equipped with Model T Fords and retitled the 1st Australian Light Car Patrol, provided valuable service until well after the Armistice.
The First World War also saw the emergence of the tank which, despite unpromising beginnings, was to realise its potential in the crucial 1918 battles of Hamel and Amiens. A British Mark IV tank which toured Australia in 1918 demonstrated the power of this new weapon to an awestruck Australian public.
Much of the story of the armoured cars is told in the voices of the original members of the section and in newspaper articles of the time which highlight the novelty of these vehicles. Painstaking research has produced a remarkable collection of images to accompany the narrative, many never previously published. Biographies of the members of these extraordinary units are also a feature of this book, their stories told from the cradle to the grave. Appendixes provide a wealth of supporting biographical and technical information that enriches the text and adds factual detail.

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Fallen Sentinel. Australian Tanks in World War II. Beale Fallen Sentinel. Australian Tanks in World War II. Beale

Fallen Sentinel tells the story of Australian tanks in World War II, a dismal tale for both tankman and taxpayer. Against the backdrop of the sweeping conquest of Western Europe by Hitler's Panzers, the Australian Government, cash-strapped and resource poor, attempted to field its own tank force to do battle with the Axis forces. Three armoured divisions were created — and all three disbanded before they had seen action. In what became a prodigious waste of time, material, and human endeavour, sixty-six Australian cruiser tanks were produced — the Sentinel tank —none of which would ever take the field of battle. This is a book that portrays governments under pressure and the bureaucratic bungles that saw opportunities lost and precious resources squandered. Fallen Sentinel presents a careful dissection of government process in the crucible of war, a rare gem in an age when most wartime histories focus on the front-line soldier. Peter Beale presents a damning indictment of the frailty of government under pressure, a bureaucracy in crisis and the extraordinary failure of government process at the highest level. Modern-day governments would do well to heed the lessons of this book.

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Tanks and Armoured Vehicles.Jackson. Tanks and Armoured Vehicles.Jackson.

A highly illustrated and comprehensive reference guide to more than 60 tanks and amoured fighting vehicles from 1916 to the present day.

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Sherman Tank, Vol. 2 America's M4 and M4 (105) Medium Tanks in World War II. Doyle Sherman Tank, Vol. 2 America's M4 and M4 (105) Medium Tanks in World War II. Doyle

Volume 2 on the famed Sherman medium tank covers the welded-hull, radial-engine-equipped M4 and documents its development and production through its many variations, as well as its combat use around the globe. Produced by Chrysler, Pressed Steel Car Company, Alco, Pullman-Standard, and Baldwin Locomotive Works, the M4 bore the brunt of fighting until late summer 1944, when the M4A3 began to become available in quantity.
Powered by a nine-cylinder air-cooled radial engine, the M4 fought in North Africa both with US and British forces, as well as across northwestern Europe, and leapfrogged across the Pacific islands both with the Army and Marines. The evolving design went through three major hull designs, multiple turret designs, and armament with either a 75 mm gun or a 105 mm weapon - all of which are detailed.

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Stuart Tank : Volume 2 M5, M5A1, and Howitzer Motor Carriage M8 Versions in World War II. Doyle. Stuart Tank : Volume 2 M5, M5A1, and Howitzer Motor Carriage M8 Versions in World War II. Doyle.

The Stuart light tanks were the first tanks taken into combat by US troops during WWII. Production of these vehicles can be broken into two categories: the early tanks powered by air-cooled radial engines, and late vehicles powered by twin V-8 engines. This volume explores the late vehicles with Cadillac water-cooled engines, the M5 and M5A1, as well as the M8 Howitzer Motor Carriage. Widely used by both the US Army and US Marines, as well as many Allied nations, these tanks, though lightly armed and armored, were mechanically sound and were widely used by US forces in Europe and the Pacific, as well as by Allied nations. Through dozens of archival photos, including previously unpublished images, as well as detailed photographs of some of the finest existing examples of these vehicles, this early-war combat vehicle is explored, and its history is explained.

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Allied Armoured Fighting Vehicles of the Second World War. Green. Allied Armoured Fighting Vehicles of the Second World War. Green.

Expert author Michael Green has compiled a full inventory of the armoured fighting vehicles developed and deployed by the Allied armies during the six year war against Nazi Germany and her Axis partners. Tank destroyers included the US Army's M18 Hellcat and M36 Jackson, the British Archer and Achilles and the Soviets SU-85, SU-100 and SU-122. Self-propelled artillery vehicles provide indirect fire support. Examples of these were the British Bishop and Sexton, the US M7 Army Priest and The Red Army's SU-152 Beast Slayer. For reconnaissance the Allies fielded armoured cars and scout cars such as the Daimler Dingo, the US M8 Greyhound and T17 Staghound, and the Russian BA-10, -20 and -64. AFVs such as the British full tracked Universal Carrier and US M3 half tracks were fitted with a range of weapon systems, such as mortars or machine guns. All these and many more AFVs are expertly described in words and captioned images in this comprehensive work which is the companion volume to the authors Allied Tanks of the Second World War.

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Tanks and Other Fighting Vehicles. Hutchins. Tanks and Other Fighting Vehicles. Hutchins.

This illustrated history of tanks and other wheeled and tracked fighting vehicles celebrates the vehicles and the work they have done on the battlefield. From early models like pre-1916 Holt and Hornsby tractors to today's self-propelled guns and howitzers, more than 200 vehicles from the United States and Europe are profiled. Featuring full-color illustrations and photographs, this volume is completely up-to-date and includes maps and accounts of major tank battles from World War I to the war in Iraq. This guide is an essential reference for anyone interested in military history and vehicles.

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German Tanks Of World War II. Hart. German Tanks Of World War II. Hart.

A detailed reference directory which includes all the main German tracked armored fighting vehicles and their variants that fought in World War II. Starting with the Panzer I, (this book) devotes a chapter to each of the most important and influential German tanks that were produced up to the end of the war in 1945. Fully illustrated throughout with color and black-and-white photographs and stunning color artworks, (it) covers each main German armored fighting vehicle - tanks, self-propelled guns, tank destroyers and assault guns. Detailed information is given on each vehicle, including design and development history, variant details and full specifications tables. In this way the book builds into an authoritative review of such tracked vehicles as the Marder series of self-propelled guns, the Tiger, King Tiger, Jagdtiger, Jagdpanther and StuG III. However, (it) is not just a directory of technical information. Full combat details are provided for all the tanks featured, including the great armored clashes of the Eastern Front and later in Normandy in 1944. (It) also contains appendices which include detailed specifications and dev elo pm in th ist ory relating to the other significant tracked German fighting vehicles of World War II. These include the Luchs reconnaissance tank, the Nashorn self-propelled heavy antitank gun, the Elephant (Elefant) tank destroyer and the Hummel s elf -propelled heavy howitzer. Finally

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Panzers in Normandy: Then and Now. Lefevre. Panzers in Normandy: Then and Now. Lefevre.

Published to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Normandy Campaign, Panzers in Normandy Then and Now is a detailed study of the German Panzer regiments in Normandy in 1944 as seen from the German side. The book is basically divided into two parts: the theoretical composition of the 1944 model of the panzer regiment, its equipment and personnel, and secondly, individual chapters on the seventeen panzer units which saw service in Normandy. In addition the book contrasts the scenes of the fighting that raged in the countryside and villages in this part of France with comparison photographs of the battleground as it is today. Research for this book also resulted in the discovery of the location of the grave of the most famous panzer commander, formerly listed as missing in action, when a Normandy roadside revealed its secret in 1983 as the last resting place of the victor of Villiers-Bocage, Michael Wittmann.

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Canister on Fire. 2 Volume Box Set. Cameron. Canister on Fire. 2 Volume Box Set. Cameron.

Exceptional Two-Volume (One and Two) Box Set tells the little known story of the Australian tanks in the Vietnam War.
“You can take all of the popular stuff that has been produced about our involvement in South Vietnam & none of them compare to your scholarship, passion for your subject or the sheer readability of your narrative.”
Canister! On! Fire! tells the remarkable, but little known story of Australian tanks in the Vietnam War. Based on twelve years of research, including personal letters and diaries, extensive searches of official records and numerous interviews, this book brings to life a previously unheralded aspect of the conflict. It is the story of a select group of soldiers, both regular and conscript, serving their country against all odds.
The 53-tonne Centurion tanks were not only involved in intense fighting in conjunction with infantry and artillery to capture enemy defences and defeat attacks, but also fought their own battles against enemy mines, ambushes, and an unforgiving terrain and climate.
This book takes the reader inside the tanks to share the experiences of their crews in action in the jungle. We see the gunner, trying to survive the heat inside the turret, while identifying designated targets; the operator trying to maintain communications, while keeping the guns loaded; the driver, trying to see his way forward, while keeping his head down; and the commander, trying to locate enemy positions, while directing his driver and giving fire orders to his gunner. The account also reveals how the mechanics overcame extraordinary challenges to maintain the twenty-year-old tanks, while the field engineers risked their lives protecting them against mines.
In 1968, the deployment of a squadron from 1st Armoured Regiment was controversial; their Centurions were considered totally unsuited to jungle warfare. Not only did the men and machines prove their worth, but they became an indispensable part of Australian combat operations. So much so, their subsequent withdrawal was equally as controversial as their deployment.
This exciting and enthralling narrative deserves to be read, not only as a military history, but also as a contemporary account of the resolute attitude of Australian soldiers often asked to do the impossible.

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German Superheavy Panzer Projects of World War II: Wehrmacht Concepts and Designs. Frohlich. German Superheavy Panzer Projects of World War II: Wehrmacht Concepts and Designs. Frohlich.

Tank design bureaus first became involved in the development of very heavy tanks after WWI. In addition to the militaries of Germany and England, the Soviet Union was also fascinated by these monsters. Behind it was the concept of transferring the heavy armament of naval warfare to land warfare. These superheavy vehicles were to move across the land the way battleships moved on the sea, and were to be capable of simultaneously defeating enemy forces from any direction. In this follow-up to his highly regarded work on the Panzerkampfwagen “Maus,” Michael Fröhlich turns his attention to the other superheavy Wehrmacht designs, such as the Grille 17, the Löwe VK 7001, the Räumer S, the Mörser Bär, the E-100 (successor to the Maus), and the 1,100-ton Urling armored howitzer. Fröhlich comprehensively describes their development, technology, and testing, and the eventual fate of those vehicles that were built or only projected. Many rare and never-before-published photographs and drawings of the vehicles complement this unique work.

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Steel Rain : Waffen-SS Panzer Battles in the West 1944-1945. Ripley. Steel Rain : Waffen-SS Panzer Battles in the West 1944-1945. Ripley.

The Waffen-SS panzer divisions were an integral part of Hitler's last great attack in the West in December 1944 and SS: Steel Rain covers their role in the attack in full. This hardcover reference book also analyzes the reasons why the Waffen-SSpanzer divisions were so successful in their battles. These included the coordination between tanks and mechanized infantry, the initiative shown by junior commanders and NCO's, and the creation of ad hoc battle groups to spearhead assaults. Above all, this book illustrates what can be achieved on the battlefield when highly motivated elite troops are equipped with excellent hardware and led by able and quick-thinking commanders. This book covers all the Waffen-SS's panzer battles in the West, including Normandy, Arnhem and the Ardennes. It includes 15 full-color maps that allow the reader to more fully understand and follow the actions of the Waffen-SS armored formations. It is also illustrated by 150 black and white photographs of Waffen-SS panzer divisions in the West between 1944-1945.

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Australian armour: A history of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps, 1927-1972. Hopkins. Australian armour: A history of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps, 1927-1972. Hopkins.

Australian armour.
A history of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps from 1927-1972.

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