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Publisher Comments:

From the differences that distinguish the various models to the national philosophies that led to particular characteristics, Tanks covers the evolution of tank designers’ efforts to develop the best mobility, armor protection, and firepower for their countries’ ground forces.

The story of how the world’s tanks have developed over the decades does not follow a strict timeline, but is a tapestry in which each design, from the earliest days to modern production, is influenced by the rich history of its predecessors. Tanks illustrates landmark tank designs from every major tank-producing nation via a series of black-and-white and color images from World War I through today.

 

Featured tanks from around the world and through history include:

·         American M4 Sherman and M48 Patton

·         American M1 Abrams

·         German Panther

·         German Tiger E

·         Russian T34 and T55

·         Russian T72

·         British Centurion

·         French AMX-13

·         Israeli Merkava III

 

Synopsis:

A lavishly illustrated guide to tanks, from their beginning in World War I through the marvels of modern digital technology encased in armor that make up the tank fleets of many of today’s armies.

Synopsis:

This book takes readers into the evolutionary process that occurs in every major tank-producing nation in the world--America, Germany, England, France, and Russia—via a series of black and white and color images from World War I through today. To back up the images there are specifications on many of the better-known tanks as well as factoid boxes that explain many of the features that make up the tanks.

About the Author

Michael Green is a freelance writer, researcher, and photographer who specializes in military, transportation, and law enforcement subjects, with more than eighty books to his credit. In addition, he has written numerous articles for a variety of national and international military-related magazines.

James D. Brown served twenty years in the U.S. Army as an armor officer, with secondary specialty in research and development. His active duty service includes a four-year tour as an assistant professor of engineering at the United States Military Academy, where he taught combat vehicle design and automotive engineering.

Christophe Vallier is a freelance photographer specializing in military subjects, his main interest being in historical armored fighting vehicles of all nations.

Table of Contents

Introduction

British Tanks

French Tanks

German Tanks

American Tanks

Russian Tanks

Tanks from Other Nations

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780760333518
Publisher:
Zenith Press
Subject:
Military - Weapons
With:
Brown, James D.
With:
Vallier, Christophe
Photographer:
Vallier, Christophe
Author:
Green, Michael
Author:
Brown, James D.
Author:
Vallier, Christophe
Subject:
Tanks (military science)
Subject:
Military Science
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Gallery
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
208 color and 52 b/w photos
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 6.5 in 1 lb

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History and Social Science » Military » Weapons » General
Transportation » General

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"Synopsis" by ,

A lavishly illustrated guide to tanks, from their beginning in World War I through the marvels of modern digital technology encased in armor that make up the tank fleets of many of today’s armies.

"Synopsis" by ,

This book takes readers into the evolutionary process that occurs in every major tank-producing nation in the world--America, Germany, England, France, and Russia—via a series of black and white and color images from World War I through today. To back up the images there are specifications on many of the better-known tanks as well as factoid boxes that explain many of the features that make up the tanks.

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