US Battle Tanks 1917-1945

Steven J Zaloga


Osprey Publishing

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Black / White and Colour photographs and colour artwork


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A comprehensive and detailed illustrated examination of the development and combat performance of US battle tanks from World War I to the end of World War II.

In this, the first of two highly illustrated volumes examining the complete history of US Army and US Marine Corps battle tanks, Steven J. Zaloga focuses on the history of the tank in American service from the first experiments with armored vehicles in the early years of the 20th century through to the end of World War II.

Expanding on material published in Osprey series including New Vanguard, Campaign, and Duel, US Battle Tanks 1917–1945 explores the concepts and practice of tank development from the Renault FT, through the M4 Sherman to the M26 Pershing. It describes the experiences of the crews who saw combat, the performance of each tank in battle, and how each American armored fighting vehicle compared with the enemy armor it faced, as well as the key lessons learned from combat that led to new concepts and technological breakthroughs.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: US Tanks of World War I
Chapter 2: US Tanks in the Interwar Years
Chapter 3: US Tanks in World War II
Chapter 4: US Tanks in the Pacific Theater
Appendix: American Tanks by the Numbers

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Weight1.1 kg
Country Of Origin

United Kingdom