The Tank Book

The Definitive Visual History of Armoured Vehicles

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241311292

Category: History

Page: 256

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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.
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The Tank Book

The Definitive Visual History of Armed Vehicles

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780241250310

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Page: 256

View: 7139

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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.
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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

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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.
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Military Vehicles

Author: Janet Slingerland

Publisher: Norwood House Press

ISBN: 1684042275

Category: Armored vehicles, Military

Page: 24

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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
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101 Great Tanks

Author: Robert Jackson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 1435835956

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241325390

Category: History

Page: 360

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Explore the military vehicles, artillery, and industrial weaponry that changed the course of history. From the first repeating rifles to the most advanced military technology of the 21st century, Machines of War presents a one-of-a-kind illustrated history of modern warfare, told through the weapons and vehicles that have dominated the battlefield since the Industrial Revolution. Discover vehicles from the Industrial era, World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and the modern world. Look up-close at the Gatling gun, the Spitfire fighter plane, the T-72 Tank and many more with virtual tours putting you at the helm of war's most formidable weapons. Featuring stunning photographs of key firearms, aircraft, tanks, warships, and more, Machines Of War offers a uniquely detailed look at the machines that have shaped the modern military world.
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The Train Book

The Definitive Visual History

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241187893

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

View: 7506

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Definite visual history and glorious celebration of all things train and track The Train Book traces the history and role of trains from the first steam engines to diesel engines and then to today's high-speed bullet trains. You'll take a journey through the most important trains of each period and see iconic trains such as the Orient Express, the Fairy Queen, the Mallard and the Javelin in incredible detail, discovering the anatomy of these legendary engines. The Train Book gives you a truly international view of trains, exploring some of the world's most impressive rail routes from South Africa to Siberia, including the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and the high-speed Japanese Tokaido Shinkansen line. You'll discover the stories of key innovators, designers and engineers who advanced rail travel, the challenges they faced and the cultural backdrop against which the railways were built. The Train Book is the perfect gift for train enthusiasts of all ages.
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Sherman

A History of the American Medium Tank

Author: R. P. Hunnicutt

Publisher: Presidio Press

ISBN: 9780891410805

Category: History

Page: 576

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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.
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Firepower

A History of the American Heavy Tank

Author: Richard Hunnicutt

Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media

ISBN: 9781635617467

Category: History

Page: 234

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Featuring hundreds of photos from the national archives, diagrams, and detailed specifications, Hunnicutt's Firepower remains the definitive developmental history of the heavy tank for the military historian, professional soldier, and tank restorer. This ambitious entry in R.P. Hunnicutt's 10-volume compendium of American tank history details the development of the heavy tanks from its initial conception in World War I to its final development in the 1960s. First developed after WWI, various iterations of the heavy armored military vehicle have served as a crucial component of American military operations in all manner of engagements. Hunnicutt spares no detail as he examines the origins and deployment of the Mark VIII and TI and M6 in the 1930s and 1940s. First conceived as a vehicle to be used for infantry support, by the end of WWI, the heavy tank had evolved into the modern concept with a powerful turret mounted antitank gun protected by heavy armor--a fighting machine in its own right. Hunnicutt provides detailed technical information about these vehicles and their role in the U.S. Army and Marines. The M103A product-improved descendant of the T43 tanks and its many variations is also treated with exacting detail by Hunnicutt, who takes us through the numerous and important variations on the heavy tank design. Spanning the history of America's most widely used main battle tank, Hunnicutt's Firepower is an absolute must-have for anyone interested in the history of the American military.
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