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  • Armored Units of the Russian Civil Warby David Bullock; Peter Sarson

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    By 1920 the Red Army fielded an overwhelming array of armored cars and armored trains, while tank detachments had begun forming in earnest. These armored units played an important part in consolidating the newly won Bolshevik empire in the early 1920s; as a consequence of the fact that railways were the strategic arteries that essentially controlled... more...

  • KV-1 & 2 Heavy Tanks 1939-45by Steven Zaloga; Peter Sarson

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    Named after Klimenti Voroshilov, the People?s Commissar for Defence, the KVs proved a nasty surprise for German tank crews during the early days of Operation Barbarossa. Although slow, they were extremely heavily armoured. This volume examines the transition from multi-turreted tanks to heavy single-turret vehicles, consisting of the KV-1 and 2, and... more...

  • IS-2 Heavy Tank 1944-73by Steven Zaloga; Peter Sarson

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 13.95

    The Iosef Stalin tanks were the ultimate heavy tanks developed by the Soviet Union and were popularly called 'Victory tanks' due to their close association with the defeat of Germany in 1945. Yet in spite of their reputation, the Stalin tanks emerged from a troubled design, had a brief moment of glory in 1944 and 1945, and disappeared in ignominy after... more...

  • M3 Infantry Half-Track 1940-73by Steven Zaloga; Peter Sarson

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    As armoured warfare tactics matured, mechanised infantry became a key ingredient in what is now called 'combined arms' doctrine. For the US Army of World War 2, the most important technical aspect of infantry mechanisation was the development of the M3 half-track personnel carrier. Steven Zaloga guides the reader through the early 1930s development... more...

  • BMP Infantry Fighting Vehicle 1967-94by Steven Zaloga; Peter Sarson

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    The Russian BMP infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) was one of the most significant innovations in infantry tactics in the latter half of the 20th century. Built in response to the threat of nuclear warfare, it was the world's first IFV, providing the infantry squad with unprecedented firepower, mobility and protection. With over 55,000 manufactured since... more...

  • T-34/76 Medium Tank 1941-45by Steven Zaloga; Peter Sarson

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    The T-34 was the most influential tank design of World War 2. When first introduced into combat in the summer of 1941, it represented a revolutionary leap forward in tank design. Its firepower, armour protection and mobility were superior to that of any other medium tank of the period. This superiority did not last long. While the T-34 underwent a... more...

  • T-72 Main Battle Tank 1974-93by Steven Zaloga; Peter Sarson

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    The Russian T-72 Ural tank is the most widely-deployed main battle tank of the current generation. Used by the armies of the former Warsaw pact and Soviet Union, it has also been exported in large numbers to many of the states in the Middle East. This book reveals the previously secret history behind the tank. Steven J Zaloga examines the conditions... more...

  • T-34-85 Medium Tank 1944-94by Steven Zaloga; Peter Sarson

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    The T-34-85 tank is one of those rare weapons that have remained in service for more than half a century. First introduced in 1944, it has seen combat in nearly every corner of the globe. Steven Zaloga and Jim Kinnear look at this long-serving tank at length. Although long obsolete in Europe, it has proven a reliable and potent weapon in many Third... more...

  • Crusader and Covenanter Cruiser Tanks 1939-45by David Fletcher; Peter Sarson

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The Covenanter (which never saw active service) and Crusader Cruiser tanks were developed between 1939 and 1940. The Crusader first saw action in the North African desert in June 1941: its speed and sleek design made it a hard target to hit, and the tank was well-respected by the Afrikakorps for its velocity in combat. But its hurried development prior... more...

  • Cromwell Cruiser Tank 1942-50by David Fletcher; Peter Sarson

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    For most of World War II, British tank development remained faithful to the design philosophy inaugurated during World War I. Experiences in North Africa highlighted flaws in this basic design, however, and the General Staff identified the need for a new heavy cruiser that could combine speed and manoeuvrability with increased armour and armament.... more...