Armor expert Zaloga enters the battle over the best tanks of World War II with this heavy-caliber blast of a book armed with more than forty years of research.• Provocative but fact-based rankings of the tanks that fought the Second World War• Breaks the war into eight periods and declares Tanker's Choice and Commander's Choice for each• Champions include the German Panzer IV and Tiger, Soviet T-34, American Pershing, and a few surprises• Compares tanks' firepower, armor protection, and mobility as well as dependability, affordability, tactics, training, and overall combat performance• Relies on extensive documentation from archives, government studies, and published sources--much of which has never been published in English before• Supported by dozens of charts and diagrams and hundreds of photos
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About the Author
Steven Zaloga, an internationally recognized military historian, has written numerous books on the vehicles and campaigns of World War II, including Armored Champion (978-0-8117-1437-2), Armored Thunderbolt (978-0-8117-0424-3), Armored Attack 1944 (978-0-8117-0769-5), Armored Victory 1945 (978-0-8117-0771-8), and The Devilâ€™s Garden (978-0-8117-1228-6). He has appeared in programs on PBS and The Military Channel. He lives near Baltimore, Maryland.