US Battle Tanks 1917–1945

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US Battle Tanks 1917–1945

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A comprehensive and detailed illustrated examination of the development and combat performance of US battle tanks from World War I to the end of World War II.

In this, the first of two highly illustrated volumes examining the complete history of US Army and US Marine Corps battle tanks, Steven J. Zaloga focuses on the history of the tank in American service from the first experiments with armored vehicles in the early years of the 20th century through to the end of World War II.

Expanding on material published in Osprey series including New Vanguard, Campaign, and Duel, US Battle Tanks 1917–1945 explores the concepts and practice of tank development from the Renault FT, through the M4 Sherman to the M26 Pershing. It describes the experiences of the crews who saw combat, the performance of each tank in battle, and how each American armored fighting vehicle compared with the enemy armor it faced, as well as the key lessons learned from combat that led to new concepts and technological breakthroughs.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: US Tanks of World War I
Chapter 2: US Tanks in the Interwar Years
Chapter 3: US Tanks in World War II
Chapter 4: US Tanks in the Pacific Theater
Appendix: American Tanks by the Numbers

Product details

Published 23 May 2024
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 320
ISBN 9781472858832
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Featuring 150 period photographs, 75 colour artwork illustrations, and also 2d maps of key battles and campaigns.
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Steven J. Zaloga

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


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