The Essential Vehicle Identification Guide: Western Allied Tanks 1939 - 45

David Porter

189 x 240 mm, 192 pages, 250 b/w and colour illustrations and photos, 9781906626228, £19.99, Hardback, Amber Books
14 April 2009

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The Essential Vehicle Identification Guide: Western Allied Tanks, 1939–45 offers an highly illustrated guide to the main armoured fighting vehicles used by the Western Allies during World War II. This compact volume includes sample unit structures and orders of battle from company up to corps level, providing an organizational context for key campaigns throughout the war.

Organised chronologically, the book offers a comprehensive survey of Western Allied armoured fighting vehicles by campaign, including the fall of Poland, the defence of the Low Countries and France, desert warfare in North Africa, the push through Italy, the Normandy landings, the Battle of the Bulge and the final defeat of Germany.

All the major and many minor tanks are featured, with variations of the M4 Sherman, Churchill and Matilda, as well as mat-laying, engineering and mine-clearing versions. Lesser known models from the early years of the war, armoured cars, halftracks, trucks and amphibious vehicles make this a rounded compendium of Western Allied armoured fighting vehicles.

Packed with more than 200 full-colour artworks and photographs with exhaustive specifications, The Essential Vehicle Identification Guide: Western Allied Tanks, 1939–45 is a key reference guide for military modellers and World War II enthusiasts.

Reviews

These books are simply splendid with many gems amongst the colour artwork to tempt us modellers. Thoroughly recommended.

MILITARY IN SCALE, July 2010


...a very good book…

MODELARMOUR, November 2010


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