The Essential Vehicle Identification Guide: Western Allied Tanks 1939-45by David Porter
The Essential Vehicle Identification Guide: Western Allied Tanks, 1939–45 offers an highly illustrated guide to the main armored fighting vehicles used by the Western Allies during World War II. This compact volume includes sample unit structures and orders of battle from company up to corps level, providing an organizational context for key campaigns throughout the war.
Organized chronologically, the book offers a comprehensive survey of Western Allied armored fighting vehicles by campaign, including the fall of Poland, the defense of the Low Countries and France, desert warfare in North Africa, the push through Italy, the Normandy landings, the Battle of the Bulge, and the final defeat of Germany.
All the major and many minor tanks are featured, with variations of the M4 Sherman, Churchill and Matilda, as well as mat-laying, engineering, and mine-clearing versions. Lesser known models from the early years of the war, armored cars, half-tracks, trucks and amphibious vehicles make this a rounded compendium of Western Allied armored fighting vehicles.
Packed with more than 200 full-color artworks and photographs with exhaustive specifications, The Essential Vehicle Identification Guide: Western Allied Tanks, 1939–45 is a key reference guide for military modelers and World War II enthusiasts.
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