Tank Spotter's Guide

Tank Spotter's Guide

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Invented during World War I to break the grim deadlock of the Western Front trenches, tanks have gone on to revolutionise warfare. From the lightning Blitzkrieg assaults of World War II to the great battles in the Middle Eastern desert and the largest ever tank battles on the Eastern Front, tanks have become one of the key components of the 'combined arms' philosophy of warfare. This pocket guide gives the reader all of the essential information on 40 of history's premiere tanks, including the Tiger, Sherman, Panther and M1A1 Abrams. Each tank is presented with a detailed drawing to aid recognition.A rebuilt derivative of the M26 was accepted for Army service in 1948 as the M46 Patton tank. The new design was essentially similar to the M26 except for a new CD-850 cross-drive transmission and an AV-1790-5A engine. ... Centurion, this made necessary the use of a jettisonable rack on the rear hull, which could carry four 250-litre (55-gallon) fuel drums. ... The M48 offered good protection from enemy small-arms fire and even RPGs, and it was found that it could survive landmineanbsp;...

Title:Tank Spotter's Guide
Author: The Tank Museum
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 2011-12-20

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