Allied Armoured Fighting Vehicles of the Second World War (Paperback)
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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 Armys 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 Armys 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 halftracks 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.
As featured inAmourer Incorporating Classic Arms and Militaria, July 2017
This is a fine selection of images to comprehensively demonstrate the diversityFiretrench
of armoured vehicle designs and roles – Most Highly Recommended.
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A good illustration of the ingenuity displayed in adapting AFVs for specialist purposes, and which were made good use of during the war. Even the conversion of obsolete Ram tanks to the troop carrying Kangaroo used by 79th Armoured Division. All four chapters together make for an interesting mix.Military Model Scene, Robin Buckland
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Allied Tanks of the Second World War (Paperback)
Expert author Michael Green has compiled a full inventory of the tanks developed and deployed by the Allied armies during the six year war against Nazi Germany and her Axis partners. There were four categories of tank: Light, Medium, Heavy and Super Heavy. Combat experience proved Light tanks (such as the Stuart and T-26) to be ineffective. Medium tanks (the US M4 series, named Sherman by the British, and Russian T-34) soon dominated with their fire power, protection and mobility. The later stages of the War required the Allies to answer the Axis Panther and Tiger tanks with up-gunned and up-armoured…By Michael Green
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