Tanks in the Philippines 1944–45

The biggest armored clashes of the Pacific War

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Tanks in the Philippines 1944–45

The biggest armored clashes of the Pacific War

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The first book to examine the Japanese and American tank forces in the Philippines campaigns, which saw the biggest armored clashes of the Pacific War.

The Philippines saw the most extensive tank combat of any single theater in the Pacific War. In this book, armor expert Steven J. Zaloga explains the capabilities of the tank forces involved and how they fought.

He explains how while the first tank clashes on Leyte were relatively small scale, the fighting for Luzon, including the capital Manila, saw massive use of tanks by Pacific standards, and indeed, Luzon was the only place where a Japanese armored division was thrown into combat against US forces. While there was some tank-vs-tank combat in northern Luzon when the Japanese 2nd Tank Division faced separate US Army tank battalions, most tank fighting in the Philippines involved their use in the traditional infantry support role, including in the largest urban battle of the Pacific War, the horrific struggle for Manila.

Packed with rare archive photos and detailed original illustrations of the tanks, this book offers a concisely detailed account of the neglected role of armor in the recapture of the Philippines.

Table of Contents

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The Campaign
The Tanks, Doctrine and Organization
Technical Factors
Battle Analysis

Product details

Published 21 Nov 2024
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472859402
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Illustrated throughout with 40 photos and 8 pages of colour illustrations
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 334
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from U…


Felipe Rodríguez

Felipe Rodríguez Náñez (aka Felipe Rodna) lives wi…


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