American Tanks of World War II: 1941-45 (Technical Guides) (Hardcover)

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American Tanks of World War II explores the tanks, self-propelled guns, halftracks, and armored cars deployed by American forces, from the Torch landings in Algeria to the hard fighting in Normandy and the bitter Ardennes offensive.

With the United States producing almost 90,000 AFVs during World War II, American tanks made up the bulk of those deployed by the western Allies and were even supplied through the lend-lease scheme to the Soviet army on the Eastern Front. Organized chronologically by type, the entries in this book include the M3 Stuart, the first American-crewed tank to engage the enemy in tank combat in the war; the ubiquitous M4 Sherman, which proved cheap and reliable and was built in great numbers and in many variants; the M22 Locust light tank, designed to be air-dropped in support of airborne units; and the M26 Pershing, a heavy tank that arrived late in the war and was capable of beating the best tanks Germany had to offer. There are also chapters on the many motor gun carriages used by US forces, including the M8 HMC and T12 halftrack, both designed to provide close support for infantry.

About the Author

Dr. Stephen Hart is a senior lecturer at the Department of War Studies, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He has written many books on military history topics, including Road to Falaise, Military Atlas of Tank Warfare, German Weapons of World War II and Technical Guide: Russian Tanks of World War II. Dr. Russell Hart is Professor of History and Director of the Diplomacy and Military Studies Program at Hawai'i Pacific University, Honolulu, Hawai'i. He is the author of Clash of Arms and Guderian; and co-author of Modern Russian Tanks, German Tanks of WWII, Weapons & Tactics of the Waffen-SS, Panzer, The German Soldier in WWII, Northwest Europe: 1944-1945, and A World in Flames.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781838862893
ISBN-10: 1838862897
Publisher: Amber Books
Publication Date: July 11th, 2023
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Technical Guides