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Crusader, Convenanter, Cromwell - Großbritannien: Bildbände

Ein Buch über englische Panzerfahrzeuge? Hier finden Sie Bücher zur Geschichte und Einsatz der Kavalleriepanzer Convenanter (A13), Crusader (A15) und Cromwell (A27L und A27M).

A13 Mk.I & Mk.II Cruiser Tanks - A Technical History

The A13 Cruiser Tank was created by Colonel Giffard Le Quesne Martel after he had witnessed the performance of the fast Soviet BT tanks while on a military mission to Russia in 1936. These had in turn been developed from a prototype tank designed by the mercurial American engineer J. Walter Christie.

The British Army quickly imported one of Christie's tanks and set about modifying it to suit their requirements, in collaboration with Lord Nuffield. The result, achieved in a mere two years, was a powerfully armed, highly mobile, though lightly armoured tank.

This book follows the development history of the A13 up to and including the Battle of France, where any merits it may have possessed were overshadowed by poor preparation and the inadequate organisation and tactics of the Royal Armoured Corps.

Autor:P.M. Knight
Ausführung:284 Seiten, 28 x 21.5 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:Fotos und Zeichnungen
Verlag:Lulu Press, Inc. (USA, 2019)
EAN:9780244509989
Buch: A13 Mk.I & Mk.II Cruiser Tanks - A Technical History

A13 Mk.I & Mk.II Cruiser Tanks - A Technical History

Sprache: Englisch

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Crusader and Covenanter Cruiser Tanks 1939-45 (Osprey)

The Covenanter (which never saw active service) and Crusader Cruiser tanks were developed between 1939 and 1940. The Crusader first saw action in the North African desert in June 1941: its speed and sleek design made it a hard target to hit, and the tank was well-respected by the Afrikakorps for its velocity in combat. But its hurried development prior to World War II also made it prone to mechanical failure.

This book examines the Covenanter and the many variants of the Crusader tank, detailing the designs, developments and disappointments of these infamous World War II tanks.

Contents: Design and Development - Technical Analysis - Variants - The Crew - Operational History - Variants.

Autor:David Fletcher
Ausführung:48 Seiten, 25 x 18 x 0.5 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:Fotos und Zeichnungen (in s/w und Farbe)
Verlag:Osprey Publishing (GB, 1995)
Serie:New Vanguard (14)
EAN:9781855325128
Buch: Crusader and Covenanter Cruiser Tanks 1939-45 (Osprey)

Crusader and Covenanter Cruiser Tanks 1939-45

Sprache: Englisch

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A13 Cruiser Mk. V Covenanter Tank - A Technical History

The Covenanter was intended to be the main equipment of the Armoured Divisions during the early years of the Second World War, and was a generally reliable tank that was well suited to its primary task of home defence.
Due to a rather convoluted series of events, mainly involving material shortages, it would not see service overseas, and as Britain's strategic circumstances evolved it would increasingly be used as a training tank.

If the Covenanter's active service was relatively uneventful, its development life was the very opposite, with two drastically different variants of the original machine being created, and constant refinement being undertaken while it was in the hands of its users.
The Covenanter was reflective of the many blind spots in the British Army's pre-war thinking as regards Armoured Fighting Vehicles, and from its travails much practical experience was gained that benefited subsequent tank designs.

Autor:P.M. Knight
Ausführung:220 Seiten, 28 x 21 x 1.2 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:Fotos und Zeichnungen
Verlag:Lulu Press, Inc. (USA, 2018)
EAN:9780244967567
Buch: A13 Cruiser Mk. V Covenanter Tank - A Technical History

A13 Cruiser Mk. V Covenanter Tank - A Technical History

Sprache: Englisch

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A15 Cruiser Mk. VI Crusader Tank - A Technical History

There can be few tanks that have proved as controversial in their deployment as the Crusader, a tank that was invested with high hopes on its entry into service in 1941. This book investigates in unprecedented detail the issues that impinged on its service life.
Drawing extensively on original archive sources, a new perspective is drawn on both the employment of the tank itself, and on British tank development of the era. The complex story that unfolds encompasses many interwoven and sometimes contradictory threads, allowing the author to reach both perceptive and surprising conclusions.

Autor:P.M. Knight
Ausführung:200 Seiten, 28 x 21.5 x 1.2 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:Fotos und Zeichnungen
Verlag:Lulu Press, Inc. (USA, 2015)
EAN:9781326278342
Buch: A15 Cruiser Mk. VI Crusader Tank - A Technical History

A15 Cruiser Mk. VI Crusader Tank - A Technical History

Sprache: Englisch

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A30 Challenger Tank - A Technical History

The A30 Challenger was devised during 1942 as a means of mounting the powerful 17 pounder anti-tank gun on the chassis of what was intended to be the British Army's next Cruiser tank, the Cromwell. The subsequent development programme was subject to a degree of controversy as to the role and efficacy of such a vehicle, and, in the event, only 200 machines were ordered.

The first examples did not see action until August 1944, and even then they were often viewed only as "stop-gaps" until the arrival of the A34 Comet. However, there were those, especially among its design team at Rolls-Royce in Belper, Derbyshire, who came to believe that the Challenger represented a missed opportunity to provide the Army with an unprecedented combination of firepower and mobility.
This book examines the story of what would be an innovative and successful, if somewhat rarefied, tank and its subsequent development as a self-propelled anti-tank gun.

Autor:P.M. Knight
Ausführung:116 Seiten, 28 x 21.5 x 0.7 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:Fotos und Zeichnungen
Verlag:Lulu Press, Inc. (USA, 2017)
EAN:9781326483456
Buch: A30 Challenger Tank - A Technical History

A30 Challenger Tank - A Technical History

Sprache: Englisch

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Cromwell Cruiser Tank 1942-50 (Osprey)

For most of World War II, British tank development remained faithful to the design philosophy inaugurated during World War I. Experiences in North Africa highlighted flaws in this basic design, however, and the General Staff identified the need for a new heavy cruiser that could combine speed and manoeuvrability with increased armour and armament. The Cromwell Cruiser tank was designed as a result and soon proved itself one of the fastest and most successful tanks deployed by the Allies during World War II.

This book details the design and development of the Cromwell and its many variants, from its introduction at D-Day, through its many successes in the final year of World War II and beyond.

Contents: Introduction - Design and development of the Cromwell - Organisation - Operational history - In combat - Variants - Post-war service - Bibliography - Colour plate commentary - Index.

Autor:David Fletcher, Richard C. Harley
Ausführung:48 Seiten, 24.5 x 18 x 0.5 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:Fotos und Zeichnungen (in s/w und Farbe)
Verlag:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2006)
Serie:New Vanguard (104)
EAN:9781841768144
Buch: Cromwell Cruiser Tank 1942-50 (Osprey)

Cromwell Cruiser Tank 1942-50

Sprache: Englisch

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Cromwell and Centaur Tanks : British Army and Royal Marines, North-West Europe 1944-1945 (TankCraft)

Designed with the hard lessons of the North African campaign in mind, including the adoption of a dual-purpose gun capable of firing high-explosive and anti-tank rounds, the Cromwell was one of the most successful of the British cruiser tanks produced during the Second World War. The lack of heavy armour was made up for by the tank's high speed provided by a Rolls-Royce Meteor engine.

The Centaur was externally almost identical to the Cromwell, the major difference being the installation of the less powerful Liberty engine. While the Centaur equipped the Royal Marines during the Normandy battles, the Cromwell served until the end of the war and formed the basis for the Comet.

In his fifth book in the TankCraft series, author and illustrator Dennis Oliver uses official wartime photographs and comprehensively researched, exquisitely presented colour profiles to tell the story of the penultimate British cruiser tank.

In common with all the titles from the TankCraft series, the large full-colour section features available model kits and accessories as well as aftermarket products. In addition to the colour profiles there is a gallery of expertly constructed and painted models.

A separate section explains technical details and modifications made during production and in the field, giving the modeller all the information required to recreate an authentic replica of one of the tanks that served from the Normandy beaches to the final battles in Germany.

Autor:Dennis Oliver
Ausführung:64 Seiten, 29.5 x 21 x 0.8 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:200 Farbfotos
Verlag:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2018)
Serie:TankCraft
EAN:9781526725417
Buch: Cromwell and Centaur Tanks : British Army and Royal Marines, North-West Europe 1944-1945 (TankCraft)

Cromwell and Centaur Tanks : British Army and Royal Marines, North-West Europe 1944-1945

Sprache: Englisch

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Cromwell vs Jagdpanzer IV : Normandy 1944 (Osprey)

By 1944, the evolution of armoured doctrine had produced very different outcomes in Britain and Germany. Offering a good balance of speed, protection and firepower, the British Cromwell tank was much faster than its German opponent, but the Jagdpanzer IV tank destroyer had a high-velocity main gun and a lower profile that made it formidable on the defensive, especially in ambush situations.

The two types would fight in a series of bloody encounters, from the initial days of the struggle for Normandy through to its climax as the Allies sought to trap their opponents in the Falaise Pocket.

Using archive photographs, specially commissioned artwork and battle reports, this fascinating study expertly assesses the realities of tactical armoured combat during the desperate battles after D-Day.

Autor:David R. Higgins
Ausführung:80 Seiten, 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.7 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:zahlreiche farbige und s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2018)
Serie:Duel (86)
EAN:9781472825865
Buch: Cromwell vs Jagdpanzer IV : Normandy 1944 (Osprey)

Cromwell vs Jagdpanzer IV : Normandy 1944

Sprache: Englisch

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A34 Comet Tank - A Technical History

The A34 Comet was the ultimate iteration of the Cruiser series of fast, mobile tanks, and built on the hard lessons that had been learned with earlier designs. However, it was also brought into being at a time when British industrial capacity was nearing exhaustion, and when officialdom already had one eye on the transition to more profitable peacetime production.

As such, the Comet saga was one of the husbanding of the scarce, and declining, resources available to the tank programme against the backdrop of a conflict whose end was already in sight.
As this book demonstrates in depth, the result was a well-balanced design that optimised the possibilities presented by the previous Cruisers. However, it would be outshone by its ubiquitous successor, the A41 Centurion.

Autor:P.M. Knight
Ausführung:240 Seiten, 28 x 21.5 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:s/w-Abbildungen und Zeichnungen
Verlag:Lulu Press, Inc. (USA, 2016)
EAN:9781326873776
Buch: A34 Comet Tank - A Technical History

A34 Comet Tank - A Technical History

Sprache: Englisch

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Letzte Aktualisierung:24-05-2024