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  • M10 Tank Destroyer vs StuG III Assault Gunby Steven Zaloga; Richard Chasemore

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 15.95

    The Allies' M10 Tank Destroyer and the Germans' Sturmgesch├┤tz (StuG) lll were the unsung workhorses of the northwest European battlefields of 1944-45. While their mission was not principally fighting one another, their widespread use ensured their frequent encounters, from the Normandy Bocage, to the rubble-strewn streets of Aachen. The StuG lll was... more...

  • US Army Tank Crewmen 1941-45by Steven Zaloga; Howard Gerrard

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 14.95

    Revealing what it was like to live and fight in a medium tank this book is structured around the career of a single tanker from 37th Tank Battalion, 4th Armored Division. The focus is largely on the crew of an M4 Sherman, though light tank service is also studied. Tank operation required a well- trained and well-coordinated crew. The crew positions... more...

  • M8 Greyhound Light Armored Car 1941-91by Steven J Zaloga

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The M8 light armored car was the only significant wheeled combat vehicle used by the US Army in World War II. In conjunction with the lightly armed utility version, the M20, it was the staple of the army's cavalry squadrons for use in reconnaissance and scouting. First entering combat in Italy in 1943, it was widely used throughout the campaign in... more...

  • US Amphibious Tanks of World War IIby Steven J Zaloga

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The advent of combined arms operations in World War II created the need for specialized armored vehicles. In the case of amphibious attacks, the issue arose of how best to land tanks on a beach. Although a variety of specialized landing craft were developed, the Dieppe raid in 1942 encouraged the development of tanks that could be deployed from further... more...

  • US Anti-tank Artillery 1941-45by Steven J Zaloga

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The US Army's development of the 37mm anti-tank gun began in response to needs identified during the Spanish Civil War. By the time it entered service in Tunisia in 1943, the gun was already obsolete, and the US began the licensed manufacture of the British 6-pdr in the hope of finding a quick solution to its artillery requirements. This in turn... more...

  • German V-Weapon Sites 1943-45by Steven J Zaloga

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    Designed to change the course of the war, the V weapons required ambitious plans to defend their expensive and complicated launch sites. Steven J Zaloga describes the configuration and planned deployment of heavy missile sites, as well as the unique Allied tactics developed to counter this threat, including a remote-control version of the B-17 bomber.... more...

  • M26/M46 Pershing Tank 1943-53by Steven J Zaloga

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    From the moment that the M4 Sherman had been matched against German Panther and Tiger tanks, the American tank crews had known that their vehicles were outclassed by the opposition. What was needed was a more powerful tank, more heavily armed and armored, that could take-on the powerful German panzers on a more equal footing. Although it took time... more...

  • M10 and M36 Tank Destroyers 1942-53by Steven J Zaloga

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The US Army had a unique tactical doctrine during World War II, placing the emphasis for tank fighting on its Tank Destroyer Command whose main early-war vehicle was the M10 3-inch Gun Motor Carriage, based on the reliable M4A2 Sherman tank chassis. This durable and versatile vehicle saw combat service from the North Africa campaign in 1943. By 1944,... more...

  • T-34-85 vs M26 Pershingby Steven J Zaloga

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 15.95

    A hotly-debated topic amongst tank buffs is of the relative merits of the Soviet and American tanks of World War II. Using recently revealed documents, Steven Zaloga sheds light on the crucial tank battles of the Korean War as the rival superpowers' finest tanks battled for supremacy. The Soviet-equipped North Korean Peoples Army initially dominated... more...

  • Panzer IV vs Char B1 bisby Steven J Zaloga

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 15.95

    The Battle of France in 1940 involved the first large-scale tank-against-tank battles in history. The massive clashes at Stonne, Hannant, and Gembloux involved hundreds of tanks on both sides, yet have faded from memory due to the enourmity of the French defeat. This book examines two of the premier opposing tanks of the Wehrmacht and the French Army,... more...