A Complete Illustrated Guide to Tanks & Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Two Complete Encyclopedias - Over 1000 Images

A Complete Illustrated Guide to Tanks & Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Two Complete Encyclopedias - Over 1000 Images

By: George Forty (author), Pat Ware (author)Hardback

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This book features more than 400 tanks and military vehicles, including ARVs, tank destroyers, bridgelayers, mine-clearers and other Funnies; and trucks, artillery tractors, half-tracked vehicles, ambulances, missile transporters and amphibious vehicles. It puts each vehicle into the context of the key battles and campaigns in which they played a role, such as the Somme, Cambrai, Blitzkrieg, El Alamein, Kursk, D-Day, Korea, Vietnam, and the Iran-Iraq, Arab-Israeli and Gulf wars. It includes "Little Willie", Sherman, Panther and Challenger tanks; and the Jeep, DUKW, Kubelwagen, Land Rover and "Humvee". Specification boxes provide complete information about each vehicle's country of origin, date, crew, armament, powerplant, transmission, suspension, brakes, electrical system, dimensions, weight and performance. The two books in this authoritative box set offer a comprehensive guide to tracked and wheeled vehicles. The World Encyclopedia of Tanks features tanks and their derivatives, such as ARVs, tank destroyers, command versions, bridgelayers, mine-clearers and other Funnies. The World Encyclopedia of Military Vehicles covers the cargo/troop-carrying trucks, wreckers, tankers, ambulances, communications vehicles and other specialized types that provide technical support to the front-line troops. With over 1000 photographs from museums and libraries, these books provide enthusiasts, historians and modelmakers with a superb guide to this fascinating subject.

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About Author

Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) George Forty, OBE, FMA served for 32 years in the Royal Tank Regiment, seeing active service in Korea, Aden, the Persian Gulf and Borneo. He was Director and Curator of the Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset, England, and has written over 70 books. Pat Ware was the founding editor of Classic Military Vehicle magazine in 2001, and is also military editor for Land Rover Enthusiast magazine. He is the author of more than 20 books on military vehicles.

Product Details

  • publication date: 14/05/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780754829263
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • ID: 9780754829263
  • weight: 1950
  • ISBN10: 075482926X

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