The Definitive Visual History of Armored Vehicles

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465466037

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8919


A visual guide to the history of tanks, Tank tells the full history of tanks through stunning photography and informative text. From the early Mark Is of World War I to the T-34 of World War II to the cutting-edge M1 Abrams of today, Tank showcases the most famous (or infamous) armored fighting vehicles in history. Packed full of tanks, armored vehicles, personnel carriers, and anti-tank weaponry, Tank combines comprehensive photographic spreads with in-depth histories of key manufacturers and specially commissioned visual tours of the most iconic examples of their kind. The featured vehicles are placed in their wider context, along with with tactical and technological improvements, and the impact of the tank on the evolution of battlefield and military strategy. Tank charts the evolution of the tank over the past century, covering over 450 tanks and military vehicles from all over the world. Look through the history of tanks and explore the form and function of a weapon that changed history. Learn the different vehicles' weight, size, country of origin, and time of use through in-depth profiles. An essential visual history, Tank provides a complete and exciting overview to the iconic vehicles that changed history.

The Tank Book

The Definitive Visual History of Armed Vehicles

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241250310


Page: 256

View: 8988


From the birth of the tank to unmanned vehicles and the tanks of the future, The Tank Book offers a truly definitive look at over 400 different tanks, produced in association with The Tank Museum. Take an up-close look at British, US, Russian, and French tanks, meet key designers such as Mikhail Koshkin and Sir William Tritton, and understand the complex mechanisms behind such vehicles as the Centurion, Hellcat, SV Scout, and T-14 Armata. Incredible photographic tours take you inside a variety of tanks, putting you in the seat of some of the most formidable vehicles to ever go to battle in World War II, the Cold War, and beyond. Perfect for anyone with an interest in military history, The Tank Book is the ultimate guide to tanks and their unique past.

M4 Sherman Tanks

The Illustrated History of America's Most Iconic Fighting Vehicles

Author: Michael E. Haskew

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760350302

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 3378


Seventy-five years ago the most quintessentially American tank was built: the M4 Sherman, which featured heavily in the Allies' World War II victory and later in films such as "Fury," starring Brad Pitt. Seventy-five years after it first rumbled into service, the M4 Sherman remains the most quintessentially American tank ever conceived. What the E-unit locomotive is to railroading, what the Corvette is to sports cars, the Sherman tank is to armored military vehiclesâ??a classic example of American ingenuity and design answering a pressing need or desire. M4 Sherman Tanks is the definitive illustrated history of the Sherman tank, covering the entire scope of its development, manufacture, service, armaments, turrets, tracks, drivetrains, and its many variants. The book begins with the M4's evolution from the M3 and M2 tanks and continues through the rapid production of more than fifty-three thousand units in 1942 and 1943 and the tank's further service among more than fifty nations after World War II. Photos from the battlefield and the factory floor, exteriors and interiors of Shermans, and war-related ephemera fill the pages. Insightful text examines how the M4's mechanical reliability and ease of maintenance made it a success, as well as how sheer numbers helped it outgun technologically superior German counterparts. The story doesn't end there but continues to include the postwar conflicts in which M4s were employed, including the Korean War, the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, and the Arab-Israeli Wars. The M4 Sherman tank is an institution in American--indeed, international--military lore, as synonymous with US military prowess as the P-51 fighter or the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. This is the complete and authoritative tribute to that legend.

Military Vehicles

Author: Janet Slingerland

Publisher: Norwood House Press

ISBN: 1684042275

Category: Armored vehicles, Military

Page: 24

View: 1829


Vehicles are important in the military. Infantry Fighting Vehicles take soldiers into battle and keep them safe. Light Medium Tactical Vehicles bring gear and food to military camps. Some vehicles, like tanks, are used for fighting. Military vehicles help soldiers in many different ways

Ardenas 1944

La última apusta de Hitler

Author: Antony Beevor

Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain

ISBN: 8498928516

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 8677


El sábado 16 de diciembre de 1944 Hitler inició su “última jugada” en los bosques nevados de las Ardenas. Su intención era realizar un ataque por sorpresa que, avanzando hacia Amberes, dividiese los ejércitos aliados e hiciese posible infligirles una severa derrota: un nuevo Dunquerque que cambiase el curso de una guerra que había llegado a una situación angustiosa, con los ejércitos soviéticos avanzando en suelo alemán. El ataque, en el que intervendrían dos ejércitos blindados, se complementaba con la actuación en la retaguardia de un comando de soldados alemanes, con uniformes y vehículos norteamericanos. Como hiciera en Stalingrado, Beevor consigue aquí combinar una visión épica de la que fue la mayor batalla de la guerra en el frente occidental –una batalla librada en condiciones extremas, que llegó a implicar a un millón de hombres y en la que los dos bandos cometieron crímenes brutales- con una aproximación directa al heroísmo, el miedo y el sufrimiento de los seres humanos.

101 Great Tanks

Author: Robert Jackson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1435835956

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 6564


Chronicles military tanks from WWI to the present, from WWI's Mark V to today's M2 Abrams.


A History of the American Medium Tank

Author: R. P. Hunnicutt

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 9780891410805

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 2947


R.P. Hunnicutt sets the standard against which all other military equipment books are measured. Hunnicutt defines definitive. 1,368 b/w photos, 12 color plates.