Panzer IV vs Sherman: France 1944

Panzer IV vs Sherman: France 1944

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Panzer IV vs Sherman: France 1944 by Steven J. Zaloga, Richard Chasemore

As the Allies attempted to break out of Normandy, it quickly became apparent that there would be no easy victory over the Germans, and that every scrap of territory on the way to Berlin would have to be earned through hard fighting. This study concentrates on the ferocious battles between the German Panzer IV and US Sherman that were at the heart of this decisive phase of World War II. The two types were among the most-produced tanks in US and German service and were old enemies - having clashed repeatedly in the Mediterranean theater. Throughout their long service careers, both had seen a succession of technical developments and modifications, as well as an evolution in their intended roles - but both remained at the forefront of the fighting on the Western Front. Written by an expert on armoured warfare, this book invites the reader into the cramped confines of these armoured workhorses, employing vivid technical illustrations alongside archive and contemporary photography to depict the conditions for the crewmen within.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472807601
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 08/18/2015
Series: Duel Series , #70
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 545,886
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union. The author lives in Abingdon, MD.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Chronology 8

Design and Development 10

Technical Specifications 20

The Combatants 28

The Strategic Situation 44

Combat 48

Statistics and Analysis 68

Conclusion 76

Further Reading 77

Index 80

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