Walker Bulldog vs T 54

Walker Bulldog vs T 54
Author: Chris McNab
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2019-06-27
ISBN 10: 1472836111
ISBN 13: 9781472836113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walker Bulldog vs T 54 Book Review:

During the Vietnam War, both the United States and the Soviet Union supplied all manner of weapon systems to the opposing sides, including tanks and armoured vehicles. Two tanks in particular took momentary prominence in the later years of the conflict. On the South Vietnamese side, it was the US M41 Walker Bulldog; for the communist North Vietnamese, the Soviet-supplied T-54 main battle tank was the core of their armoured power. In their first major engagement, during Operation Lam Son 719 (February–March 1971), it was the Walker Bulldog in the ascendant, but in later battles the T-54s inflicted heavy losses on their lighter opponents, taking the advantage through their superior manoeuvrability and gunnery. Illustrated with full-colour artwork as well as rare and revealing photographs from both sides, this book studies these two iconic tanks in Vietnamese service, examining how their differing designs and fighting doctrines affected their performance in this unique theatre of combat.

Walker Bulldog vs T 54

Walker Bulldog vs T 54
Author: Chris McNab
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2019-06-27
ISBN 10: 1472836103
ISBN 13: 9781472836106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Walker Bulldog vs T 54 Book Review:

During the Vietnam War, both the United States and the Soviet Union supplied all manner of weapon systems to the opposing sides, including tanks and armoured vehicles. Two tanks in particular took momentary prominence in the later years of the conflict. On the South Vietnamese side, it was the US M41 Walker Bulldog; for the communist North Vietnamese, the Soviet-supplied T-54 main battle tank was the core of their armoured power. In their first major engagement, during Operation Lam Son 719 (February–March 1971), it was the Walker Bulldog in the ascendant, but in later battles the T-54s inflicted heavy losses on their lighter opponents, taking the advantage through their superior manoeuvrability and gunnery. Illustrated with full-colour artwork as well as rare and revealing photographs from both sides, this book studies these two iconic tanks in Vietnamese service, examining how their differing designs and fighting doctrines affected their performance in this unique theatre of combat.

T 34 85 vs M26 Pershing

T 34 85 vs M26 Pershing
Author: Steven J. Zaloga
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2011-12-20
ISBN 10: 1780962290
ISBN 13: 9781780962290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

T 34 85 vs M26 Pershing Book Review:

A hotly-debated topic amongst tank buffs is of the relative merits of the Soviet and American tanks of World War II. Using recently revealed documents, Steven Zaloga sheds light on the crucial tank battles of the Korean War as the rival superpowers' finest tanks battled for supremacy. The Soviet-equipped North Korean Peoples Army initially dominated the battlefield with the seemingly unstoppable T34-85. As US tank battalions hastily arrived throughout the late summer and early autumn of 1950, the M26 Pershing took the fight to North Korea with increasing success.

World War II Japanese Tank Tactics

World War II Japanese Tank Tactics
Author: Gordon L. Rottman,Akira Takizawa
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2011-03-15
ISBN 10: 1846037883
ISBN 13: 9781846037887
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World War II Japanese Tank Tactics Book Review:

In this book, expert author and tactician Gordon L Rottman provides the first English-language study of Japanese Army and Navy tank units, their tactics and how they were deployed in action. The Japanese army made extensive use of its tanks in the campaigns in China in the 1930s, and it was in these early successes that the Japanese began to develop their own unique style of tank tactics. From the steam-rolling success of the Japanese as they invaded Manchuria until the eventual Japanese defeat, Rottman provides a battle history of the Japanese tank units as they faced the Chinese, the Russians, the British and the Americans.

M48 Patton vs Centurion

M48 Patton vs Centurion
Author: David R. Higgins
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2016-01-20
ISBN 10: 1472810945
ISBN 13: 9781472810946
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

M48 Patton vs Centurion Book Review:

The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 witnessed some of the largest tank battles since World War II, notably between India's British-made Centurion Mk 7s and the American-made M48 Pattons fielded by Pakistan. The two countries' tank regiments, many of which shared a proud legacy in the British Indian Army, fought one another in the difficult terrain of Jammu and Kashmir, the focus of a long-running dispute between India and Pakistan. The armoured clashes at Asal Uttar, Chawinda and Phillora would demonstrate that the Centurion, with its powerful gun and lower profile, generally proved superior to the faster, lighter but overly complex Patton. Featuring full-colour artwork, expert analysis and archive photographs, this is the full story of the clash between two leading tanks of the Cold War era that were never designed to fight each other, but rather to line up on battlefields as allies.

T 54 55

T 54 55
Author: Robert Jackson
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2019-01-30
ISBN 10: 1526741393
ISBN 13: 9781526741394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

T 54 55 Book Review:

During the Cold War, the T-54/55 series of tanks represented the most serious threat to Nato land forces in Europe. Available in huge quantities, it formed the core of the Warsaw Pact armored warfare doctrine, which envisaged massed tank attacks against the weakest point in Nato’s front-line defenses. Yet the T-54/55 could be stopped by smaller numbers of tanks which had the benefit of better technology and training, as was demonstrated during the Yom Kippur War of 1973 when Israeli tanks dealt out appalling punishment to T-55s of the Syrian army. Despite these limitations, the T-54/55 was one of the most successful tanks ever produced, and this volume in the TankCraft series by Robert Jackson is the ideal introduction to it. As well as tracing the history of the T-54/55, his book is an excellent source of reference for the modeler, providing details of available kits and photographs of award-winning models, together with artworks showing the color schemes applied to these tanks. Each section of the book is supported by a wealth of archive photographs.

Battleground

Battleground
Author: Steven J. Zaloga
Publsiher: Osprey Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2011-08-23
ISBN 10: 9781849085519
ISBN 13: 184908551X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battleground Book Review:

The invention of tanks in World War I brought a revolutionary new weapon to the battlefield, and the tank came of age in World War II at the cutting edge of Hitler's Blitzkreig. As the German Panzers threatened to overrun Europe, the Allies raced to give their own tanks ever better armament and protection, just as NATO vied with the Eastern Bloc for supremacy in the massive battleplans of the Cold War. What was it like to be a gunner in the Battle of the Bulge, the Eastern Front, the deserts of North Africa or the dusty plains of Iraq? From the Sherman and the Tiger to the Abrams M1, Battleground shows how tank crews dealt with the deafening noise and scorching heat of battle in control of tons of sophisticated killing machine. With real-life insights and detailed drawings, this book takes readers inside the greatest tanks ever developed in the most crucial duels of modern land warfare.

Armoured Warfare in the Vietnam War

Armoured Warfare in the Vietnam War
Author: Michael Green
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-10-30
ISBN 10: 147384083X
ISBN 13: 9781473840836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Armoured Warfare in the Vietnam War Book Review:

This pictorial history of the Indochina and Vietnam Wars captures the range of armored warfare used in the region through rare wartime photographs. The two conflicts that engulfed Indochina and Vietnam in the decades after World War II are generally thought of as infantry wars. But in fact, they both involved a significant amount of armored warfare. In this fully illustrated volume, military expert and Vietnam veteran Michael Green describes the many kinds of armored vehicles deployed and their contributions in combat. The ill-fated French Expeditionary Force of the Indochina War was largely equipped with World War II era American tanks—including M3 and M5 Stuart, M4 Sherman and M24 light tanks—as well as armored cars and half-tracks. Most of these eventually went to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, but were outdated and ineffective due to lack of logistics and training. The US Army and Marine Corps build-up in the 1960s saw vast quantities of M48 Pattons, M113 APCs and many specialist variants and improvised armored vehicles arrive in the theatre. The Australians also brought their British Centurion tanks. But it was the Russians, Chinese and North Vietnamese who won the day and their T-38-85 tanks, ZSU anti-aircraft platforms.

Panther

Panther
Author: Michael Green,Gladys Green
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-07-20
ISBN 10: 1782000933
ISBN 13: 9781782000938
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Panther Book Review:

In most people's opinion, the German Panther tank was the most elegant tank design of World War II. It embodied a balance of firepower, armor protection, and mobility unmatched by any other tank of the period. Yet, it was not the war-winner it might have been. Author Mike Green examines the disparity between the potential of the Panther design and the actuality of the fielded Panther tank in this new book. Though many viewed the Panther as an engineering masterpiece and a technological breakthrough, it failed to meet expectations on the battlefield, and thus proved a major setback to Hitler's dreams of world domination. Green explores the evolution, and devolution, of the Panther, providing keen insight and new reasons for its ultimate failure.

Vietnam Tracks

Vietnam Tracks
Author: Simon Dunstan
Publsiher: Osprey Publishing
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2004-01-22
ISBN 10: 9781841768335
ISBN 13: 1841768332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vietnam Tracks Book Review:

T 34 vs StuG III

T 34 vs StuG III
Author: Steven J. Zaloga
Publsiher: Osprey Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2019-08-20
ISBN 10: 1472832353
ISBN 13: 9781472832351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

T 34 vs StuG III Book Review:

Written by a noted authority, this fully illustrated book pits the StuG III assault gun in Finnish hands against the Soviet T-34-85 tank in the bitter armored clashes in Finland at the height of World War II. Featuring specially commissioned artwork and an array of archive photographs, T-34 vs StuG III is the absorbing story of the parts played by Soviet and Finnish armor in the epic battles in Finland during June and July 1944. In the summer of 1944, the Red Army staged a massive armored assault up the Karelian Isthmus with the intent of eliminating any remaining German and Finnish forces facing the Leningrad region. Most of the Soviet units sent into Finland were new to the region, moving mainly from the fighting in the Leningrad area. As a result, they had the latest types of Soviet equipment including the new T-34-85 tank. Germany refused to sell the Finns new tanks without a reinforced military alliance, but in 1943 began selling them a few dozen StuG III assault guns. This made the StuG III battalion the most modern and powerful element of the Finnish armored division, and it saw very extensive combat in the June–July summer battles.

Sagger Anti Tank Missile vs M60 Main Battle Tank

Sagger Anti Tank Missile vs M60 Main Battle Tank
Author: Chris McNab
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2018-01-25
ISBN 10: 1472825799
ISBN 13: 9781472825797
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sagger Anti Tank Missile vs M60 Main Battle Tank Book Review:

The 1973 Yom Kippur War rewrote the textbook on the tactics of modern armored warfare. Unlike the previous major Arab-Israeli war of 1967, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) faced an enemy that had invested heavily in modern Soviet weapon systems and tactics. Using detailed colour artwork and insightful analysis, this book explains how the effective use of the Soviet-supplied AT-3 Sagger (9M14 Malyutka) anti-tank missile allowed small Arab tank-killing teams to destroy Israeli armor at an astonishing rate. It also analyses the tank that opposed it, the US-built M60A1, which had to fight for survival against the Arab Saggers, and shows how in both the Sinai and the Golan Heights, the IDF quickly learned that firepower and infantry/artillery cooperation were the keys to their survival.

Maneuver and Fire Power The Evolution of Divisions and Separate Brigades Cloth Edition format only

Maneuver and Fire Power  The Evolution of Divisions and Separate Brigades   Cloth Edition format only
Author: John B. Wilson
Publsiher: Government Printing Office
Total Pages: 489
Release: 1999-01-20
ISBN 10: 9780160899447
ISBN 13: 0160899443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Maneuver and Fire Power The Evolution of Divisions and Separate Brigades Cloth Edition format only Book Review:

CMH 60-14. Army Lineage Series. Traces the evolution of divisions and brigades in the United States Army. Gives a systematic account of the way these two organizations evolved, highlighting the rationales behind that evolution and the many factors that played a part in bringing those changes into reality. L.C. card 94-21031.

AK914 MODELING T54 T55 EN

AK914   MODELING T54   T55 EN
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: AK-INTERACTIVE, S.L.
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2021
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AK914 MODELING T54 T55 EN Book Review:

MiniArt’s first collaboration with AK-Interactive brings as a result this fantastic book backed by the quality and originality of both brands.This book covers the scale models of this iconic tank, and the new MiniArt mod-els, showing 6 extensive and amazing step-by-step articles, and numerous curi-osities of the different versions and evolutions. A book that a modeler can ́t miss even if you are not a fan of this tank. The T-54 and T-55 are a family of tanks designed in the Soviet Union, descendants of the armored vehicles used during the II WW by this ancient power. The T-55 is sibling of the T-54 which was developed from this with a series of important modifications and that saw the light in 1955. Basically, it is actually an improve-ment of the T-54 which was decided to change its name for some reason, but that retains so much of the initial design that it should have been a T-54 with its bullet corresponding to the revised version. One of the most important improvements offered by the T-54/55 with respect to the old tanks was the incorporation of the 100mm cannon that some units of the T-44 already introduced. The hull is formed by welded plates and the tower is made of cast iron … This is how the best mod-eling book oriented to these iconic tanks begins.

Spitfire VC vs A6M2 3 Zero sen

Spitfire VC vs A6M2 3 Zero sen
Author: Peter Ingman
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2019-05-30
ISBN 10: 1472829611
ISBN 13: 9781472829610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spitfire VC vs A6M2 3 Zero sen Book Review:

Just weeks after Pearl Harbor, Darwin was mauled by a massive Japanese attack. Without a single fighter to defend Australian soil, the Australian government made a special appeal to Britain for Spitfires. A year later the Spitfire VC-equipped No 1 Fighter Wing, RAAF, faced the battle-hardened 202nd Kokutai of the IJNAF, equipped with A6M2 Zero-sens, over Darwin. This was a gruelling campaign between evenly matched foes, fought in isolation from the main South Pacific battlegrounds. Pilots on either side had significant combat experience, including a number of Battle of Britain veterans. The Spitfire had superior flight characteristics but was hampered by short range and material defects in the tropical conditions, while the Japanese employed better tactics and combat doctrine inflicting serious losses on the over-confident Commonwealth forces. Fully illustrated with detailed full-colour artwork, this is the gripping story of two iconic aircraft facing off against each other above Australia.

M1 Abrams vs T 72 Ural

M1 Abrams vs T 72 Ural
Author: Steven J. Zaloga
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 1849087288
ISBN 13: 9781849087285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

M1 Abrams vs T 72 Ural Book Review:

The Gulf War bore witness to a number of deadly encounters between these two great adversaries. Heavily armoured, highly mobile and capable of killing at over 2500m the M1 Abrams is, to this day, a veritable fighting machine. Superior to both Iraq's Soviet era T-55 and T-62 tanks, nearly all sources claim that no Abrams tank has ever been destroyed by enemy fire. Despite entering service in 1980, the M1 Abrams remained untested in combat until the Gulf War in 1991, where it was to be confronted by its archenemy the Iraqi-assembled Soviet-designed T-72. Entering production in 1971, the T-72 arguably outstripped its contemporaries in a balance of mobility, protection and firepower. By the time of Operation Desert Storm, however, the tables had turned and the tank suffered due to low quality ammunition and poorly trained crews. In this fascinating study, Steven Zaloga pits these two great fighting machines against one another, plotting the development of the Cold War until both tanks met in combat in the deserts of Iraq and Kuwait.

The Egg Bowl

The Egg Bowl
Author: William G. Barner,Danny McKenzie
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1617030740
ISBN 13: 9781617030741
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Egg Bowl Book Review:

From the contentious delay of the first clash in 1901 to the battle in 2009, The Egg Bowl covers the Ole Miss-Mississippi State rivalry in depth. For each game the narrative includes every scoring drive, every player who crossed the goal line, and every final score. More than 150 photos illustrate the intensity of action on the field and capture the players and exploits faithful fans will always remember.This new paperback edition features full accounts of the games in 2007, 2008, and 2009, including new photos and updated statistics. For the booster who demands to know every statistic, The Egg Bowl creates the ultimate reference. Which player has scored the most touchdowns? Who rushed for the longest run or threw the longest touchdown pass? How many kickoffs have been returned for touchdowns? Why is November 30 of consequence? Which two men have coached at both schools? And surprisingly, which three players have lettered at Mississippi State and Ole Miss?The intensity of the rivalry cannot be understated. Student leaders created the treasured Golden Egg, trophy of the yearly contest, to quell frequent fisticuffs in the stands. While intended to cool the fervor, the Egg has been controversially remodeled, refurbished, and even kidnapped. The story continually simmers. This ideal gift for the football fanatic will only stoke those passions.

Russian Tanks of World War II

Russian Tanks of World War II
Author: Tim Bean
Publsiher: Allan
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105025972790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Russian Tanks of World War II Book Review:

At the start of the campaign on the Eastern Front, in the earliest days of Operation Barbarossa, it was the German armour that swept all in front of it as the Wehrmacht drove eastwards in an unrelenting advance on Leningrad, Moscow and Stalingrad. The ill-prepared and under-resourced Russian forces were forced to retreat. Gradually, the balance of the war swung in favour of the Russian forces, whose strength both in numbers and equipment proved decisive in the ultimate defeat of the German forces in the east. Critical in the Soviet victory was its armour; tanks such as the T-34 proving the equal, if not better than, some of the tanks available to the Germans. This authoritative history of the Soviet forces before and during World War 2, reveals the development of their tactics in the early post-revolutionary era right through to the ultimate victory in Berlin in May 1945. The dramatic struggle of the tank crews against the German advance is told through some 200 contemporary photographs, many of which have never been seen before.The photographs include images of tank training in the 1920s and 1930s, on active service, and many compelling pictures from some of the major tank battles of the day. Over the past five years, aided by the opening up of archives in Russia previously closed to western experts, there has been a massive growth in interest in the events that occurred on the Eastern Front. Russian Tanks is an important addition to the literature currently available, exploring as it does, the vitally important Soviet armour of the period.

Panzerfaust vs Sherman

Panzerfaust vs Sherman
Author: Steven J. Zaloga
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2019-10-31
ISBN 10: 1472832329
ISBN 13: 9781472832320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Panzerfaust vs Sherman Book Review:

In the summer of 1944, across the battlefields of Normandy, US tanks were confronted with a dangerous challenge: the mobile and deadly Panzerfaust and Panzerschreck anti-tank weapons wielded by the German infantry. Having only occasionally encountered such weaponry before, the US tankers were ill-equipped to defend against this kind of attack, and the threat only increased as the summer wore on. This Duel title follows the technological battle for dominance that ensued, as the US Army devised new ways to defend against the threat posed by the German shaped-charge projectiles. From the addition of sandbags and spare tracks to individual tanks made by anxious crews on the ground to the large-scale programmes put together by the US armies, the book explores the implementation and effectiveness of the various tactics employed by the tank crews, as well as the technology behind the anti-tank weapons wielded by their German adversaries. Drawing on first-hand accounts from the men on the ground, this illustrated title examines the evolving trial of strength between US armour and innovative German anti-tank weaponry in the climactic months of World War II in Europe.

The Polymath

The Polymath
Author: Peter Burke
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 0300250029
ISBN 13: 9780300250022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Polymath Book Review:

The first history of the western polymath, from the fifteenth century to the present day From Leonardo Da Vinci to John Dee and Comenius, from George Eliot to Oliver Sacks and Susan Sontag, polymaths have moved the frontiers of knowledge in countless ways. But history can be unkind to scholars with such encyclopaedic interests. All too often these individuals are remembered for just one part of their valuable achievements. In this engaging, erudite account, renowned cultural historian Peter Burke argues for a more rounded view. Identifying 500 western polymaths, Burke explores their wide-ranging successes and shows how their rise matched a rapid growth of knowledge in the age of the invention of printing, the discovery of the New World and the Scientific Revolution. It is only more recently that the further acceleration of knowledge has led to increased specialisation and to an environment that is less supportive of wide-ranging scholars and scientists. Spanning the Renaissance to the present day, Burke changes our understanding of this remarkable intellectual species.