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World War II tanks and AFVs
Sutherland, Jonathan.
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Publication Information:
Shrewsbury, England : Airlife, [2002]

Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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The British invention of the Tank during World War I revolutionized land warfare. Twenty years later, tanks and other armored fighting vehicles (AFVs) played a key role in the major theatres of World War II. The German Tiger, the American Sherman and the British Churchill - all are names that have become legendary - but there were also many other key vehicles used by the land armies as they fought for supremacy in two hemispheres. Bren Gun Carriers, Armored Personnel Carriers and many other combinations of gun and mobility were invented to fight in different terrain. The desert of North Africa, the frozen plains of Russia and the rolling countryside of central Europe all presented different challenges. This book provides an introduction to the most famous weapons and gives technical specifications of armor, engine and ammunition, together with performance figures for each vehicle featured.

Author Notes

Jonathan Sutherland is a specialist writer on military strategy and tactics and has had over eighty books published. World War II is one of his favourite subjects and he is now working on a book concerning the African involvement and influence on US military history

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
7 TPp. 5
8.8 cm Flak 18 (SFL) auf Zugkraftwagen 12Tp. 6
15 cm SIG 33p. 7
AEC Dorchesterp. 8
Archerp. 9
Autoblinda 40, 41 and 43--Lince (Lynx)p. 10
BA 10 and BA 32 Armoured Carp. 11
BMW R-75 Motorcycle Combinationp. 12
BT 7 Light Tankp. 13
Buffalo--LVT (Landing Vehicle Tracked)p. 14
Carro Armato L3/35 LFp. 15
Carro Armato M13/40 and M15/42 Medium Tankp. 16
Challenger A30 Cruiser Mk VIIIp. 17
Char B, Char B1 and Char B1-BIS Heavy Tankp. 18
Char S35 Somuap. 19
Churchillp. 20
Comet Cruiser Tankp. 21
Covenanterp. 22
Cromwellp. 23
Cruiserp. 24
Crusaderp. 25
Czech 38 (t) Panzerkampfwagen 38 (t) SdKfz 140p. 26
Daimler Armoured Scout Car, Marks I, IA IB, II and IIIp. 27
DUKW-353 Duck Amphibianp. 28
Flakpanzer IVp. 29
Ha-Gop. 30
Hotchkiss H35 and H39p. 31
Humber Armoured Carp. 32
Hummel (Bumble-Bee) SdKfz 165p. 33
Iosef Stalin I (IS1)p. 34
Iosef Stalin II (IS2)p. 35
Iosef Stalin III (IS3)p. 36
ISU 122p. 37
ISU 152p. 38
Jagdpanzer Hetzer (Baiter) 38 (t)p. 39
Jagdpanzer IV SdKfz 162--75 mm L/48p. 40
Jagdpanther--Panzerjager V Jagdpanther (SdKfz 173)p. 41
Jagdtiger SdKfz 186 Jagdpanzer VI Hunting Tigerp. 42
Jeep (Willys)p. 43
Katyushap. 44
Kettenkradp. 45
Kubelwagen Kfz 1 Volkswagen 82 Leichte Personenkraftwagenp. 46
KV-1 (Klimenti Voroshilov)p. 47
KV-2 (Klimenti Voroshilov)p. 48
Lanchester Armoured Carp. 49
Lehky Tank LT-35 (Czech) Panzerkampfwagen 35 (t)p. 50
Light Tank (Airborne) M22 Locustp. 51
Light Tank Mk VIBp. 52
M3 Half-Trackp. 53
M3 Scout Car (White)p. 54
M4 Shermanp. 55
M7 Priestp. 56
M8 Greyhound Armoured Carp. 57
M8 and M8A1 Howitzer Motor Gun Carriage (General Scott)p. 58
M10 Achilles/Wolverine/M10A1 Tank Destroyerp. 59
M18 Motor Gun Carriage, Hellcatp. 60
M24 Chafeep. 61
M26 Pershingp. 62
Marder (Martin)p. 63
Marmon Herrington Armoured Carp. 64
Matildap. 65
Maultier (Opel) Panzerwerfer Half-Trackp. 66
Morris Light Reconnaissance Carp. 67
Panhard AMD 178 Armoured Carp. 68
Panther--Panzerkampfwagen V Panther (SdKfz 171)p. 69
Panzer I--Panzerkampfwagen I (SdKfz 101)p. 70
Panzer II--Panzerkampfwagen II (SdKfz 121)p. 71
Panzer III--Panzerkampfwagen III (SdKfz 141)p. 72
Panzer IV--Panzerkampfwagen IV (SdKfz 161)p. 73
Panzerjager Hornisse/Nashorn (SdKfz 164)p. 74
Panzerjager Tiger (P)--Ferdinand/Elefant (SdKfz 184)p. 75
Panzerkampfwagen VI Tigerp. 76
Panzerkampfwagen VIB Konigstiger (Tiger Aust E, Tiger II)p. 77
Raupenschlepper Ostp. 78
Renault R-35p. 79
Schwere Panzerspahwagen (SdKfz 231/232)p. 80
SdKfz 10--Leichter Zugkraftwagen 1Tp. 81
SdKfz 221p. 82
SdKfz 222p. 83
SdKfz 234 Pumap. 84
SdKfz 250p. 85
SdKfz 251 Armoured Half-Track Hanomagp. 86
Semovente M40 da 75/18p. 87
Sherman Calliopep. 88
Sherman VC (M4A4) Fireflyp. 89
Sturmgeshutzp. 90
Sturmpanzer IV Brummbar 'Grizzly Bear'p. 91
Sturmtiger (Sturmpanzer VI)p. 92
SU 85/SU 85M Tank Destroyerp. 93
SU 100 Tank Destroyerp. 94
T17E1 Staghound Armoured Carp. 95
T26p. 96
T34-76p. 97
T34-85p. 98
T35 Heavy Tankp. 99
T60 Light Tankp. 100
T70 Reconnaissance Tankp. 101
Tetrarchp. 102
TKS Tankettep. 103
Turan Medium Tankp. 104
Type 89 Chi-Rop. 105
Type 97 Chi-Hap. 106
Ue Tracteurp. 107
Universal Carrierp. 108
Valentinep. 109
Wespe (Wasp) SdKfz 124p. 110
Glossaryp. 111
Indexp. 112