Allied Tanks in Normandy 1944: New Vanguard, cartea 294

Autor Steven J. Zaloga Ilustrat de Felipe Rodríguez
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 15 apr 2021
A concisely detailed guide to the Allied tanks that fought from D-Day to the break out from Normandy, their qualities, numbers and performance, and how they were used on the battlefield.When Allied tanks began to roll off the landing craft on D-Day, it marked the start of one of the great periods of tank warfare in World War II. Often outgunned by the German Panzers, and fighting in the close confines of bocage country, they nevertheless managed to break out of Normandy and begin the liberation of Europe. It was a battle that was dominated by the Americans' legendary Sherman, but also saw a wide and complex range of armour committed to battle across the many armies involved, from British Churchills and special-purpose 'Funnies' to the Canadians' Ram tank.This book explains the qualities, strengths and weakness of the major British and US tank types as well as associated Allied units in Normandy including those of the Canadians, Poles and French, and describes how they really fought. It discusses the organization and equipment of the units, providing thumbnail sketches as well as statistical data on the types and categories of AFVs that saw action. This is a handy and concise guide for military historians, wargamers and military modelers interested in tank warfare of World War II.
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ISBN-13: 9781472843241
ISBN-10: 147284324X
Pagini: 48
Ilustrații: Illustrated throughout with 40 photos and 8pp of colour illustrations
Dimensiuni: 184 x 248 x 11 mm
Greutate: 0.16 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Osprey Publishing
Seria New Vanguard

Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom


Allied armour in Normandy included a wide range of US and British designs, the little-known Canadian Ram tank, Hobart's Funnies specialist variants, and includes how Free French, Polish and Czech forces used theirs

Notă biografică

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union. He lives in Maryland, USA.


THE CAMPAIGN DOCTRINE AND ORGANIZATION British tank organization in NormandyUS tank organization in NormandyTECHNICAL FACTORS British tanks and AFVsBritish cruiser tanksBritish infantry tanksBritish tank destroyersBritish light tanksUS TANKS AND AFVS IN NORMANDY BATTLE ANALYSISOrganizational and doctrinal lessonsTechnical lessonsTank casualtiesFURTHER READING INDEX