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Centurion Main Battle Tank Manual (1946 to present) - An insight into the design, construction, operation and maintenance (Haynes Military Manual)

The Centurion is significant in the history of British armoured fighting vehicles as well as being one of the most important post-war Western tanks. Introduced into British Army service in December 1946, versions of Centurion were still serving with British forces in the Iraq War of 2003, some 58 years later.
Centurions have also seen combat in the Korean and Vietnam Wars, in the Middle East wars, and in the Indo-Pakistan War (1965) where it fought against US-supplied M47 and M48 Patton tanks.

Seiten aus dem Buch Centurion Main Battle Tank Manual (1946 to present) (1)

The Haynes Centurion Tank Manual is published in association with the Tank Museum and has been written with full access to the museum's Centurion collection.

Seiten aus dem Buch Centurion Main Battle Tank Manual (1946 to present) (2)

Autor:Simon Dunston
Ausführung:160 Seiten, 28 x 21.5 x 1.8 cm, gebunden
Abbildungen:zahlreiche farbige und s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:Haynes Publishing (GB, 2017)
Serie:Haynes Military Manual
EAN:9781785210570
Buch: Centurion Main Battle Tank Manual (1946 to present) - An insight into the design, construction, operation and maintenance (Haynes Military Manual)

Centurion Main Battle Tank Manual (1946 to present) - An insight into the design, construction, operation and maintenance

Sprache: Englisch

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The Centurion Tank (Images of War)

Few tank designs have been as effective, versatile and long-lived as that of the British Centurion. Conceived during the Second World War as the answer to the superior German Tiger and Panther tanks and to the lethal 88mm gun, this 52-ton main battle tank incorporated the lessons British designers had learned about armoured fighting vehicles during the conflict, and it was free of the major faults that had impaired the other British tank designs of the time. The Centurion was so successful that it served in the British Army and in numerous other armies across the world from 1945 until the 1990s.
Pat Ware's highly illustrated history of this remarkable tank covers its design and development, its technical specifications and the many variants that were produced. He tells the story from the design brief of 1943, through testing and trials to the tank's entry into service. And he traces the course of the Centurion's subsequent career as it was up-dated, up-gunned and adapted to operate in varied conditions and conflicts all over the world including Korea, the Indo-Pakistan wars, Vietnam and the Arab-Israeli wars.
His expert account of this remarkable fighting vehicle is accompanied by a series of colour plates showing the main variants of the design and the common ancillary equipment and unit markings.

Autor:Pat Ware, Brian Delf
Ausführung:128 Seiten, 24.5 x 19 x 0.9 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:90 farbige und s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2013)
Serie:Images of War
EAN:9781781590119
Buch: The Centurion Tank (Images of War)

The Centurion Tank

Sprache: Englisch

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Centurion Universal Tank 1943-2003 (Osprey)

From 1943 the British began the design of a tank that bore distinct similarities to the German Panther tank. Designed as a Universal Tank, the design emerged in mid-1945 as the Centurion. It was last used in action by the British Army in 1991 during the Gulf War. It has also seen action with the Israeli Defence Forces, the Indian Army in the wars with Pakistan and the Australian Army in Vietnam.

This book details all the variants of the Centurion used in these conflicts as well as covering the specialised variants last used by the British in the Gulf War.

Contents: Introduction - Design and Development - Operational History - Colour plates commentary - Bibliography - Index.

Autor:Simon Dunstan
Ausführung:48 Seiten, 23.5 x 18.5 x 0.3 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:Fotos und Zeichnungen (in s/w und Farbe)
Verlag:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2003)
Serie:New Vanguard (68)
EAN:9781841763873
Buch: Centurion Universal Tank 1943-2003 (Osprey)

Centurion Universal Tank 1943-2003

Sprache: Englisch

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Centurion : Armoured Hero of Post-War Tank Battles (TankCraft)

The fifty-ton British Centurion tank, developed during the darkest days of the Second World War, was designed to out-gun and out-perform the latest German tanks, such as the formidable Panzer V Panther. It 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. The Centurion came into service too late to test its ability in action with German armour, but in the post-war world it earned a fearsome reputation in action during the many conflicts of the Cold War era, from the Middle East to Vietnam.

Nearly 4,500 were built, serving with the armies of some twenty nations. The Centurion's chassis was also adapted to fulfil a variety of tasks, including armoured recovery, bridge-laying and guided weapons carrier. As well as tracing the history of the Centurion, Robert Jackson's book is an excellent source of reference for the modeller, providing details of available kits and photographs of award-winning models, together with artworks showing the colour schemes applied to these tanks.

Each section of the book is supported by a wealth of archive photographs.

Autor:Jackson Robert
Ausführung:64 Seiten, 29.5 x 21 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:150 farbige und s/w-Abbildungen
Verlag:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2018)
Serie:TankCraft
EAN:9781526741349
Buch: Centurion : Armoured Hero of Post-War Tank Battles (TankCraft)

Centurion : Armoured Hero of Post-War Tank Battles

Sprache: Englisch

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M48 Patton vs Centurion : Indo-Pakistani War 1965 (Osprey)

The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 witnessed the largest tank battles seen since World War II, notably between India's British-made Centurion Mk 7s and the American-made M48 Pattons fielded by Pakistan.
Following nearly two decades of tensions and sporadic conflict between India and Pakistan, in August 1965 several thousand Pakistani soldiers entered the disputed territory of Kashmir disguised as local civilians, to which India responded with a successful ground assault.

The ensuing battles would demonstrate that the Centurion, with its powerful gun and heavier armour, generally proved superior to the faster, lighter but overly complex Patton.
Featuring full-colour artwork, expert analysis and absorbing combat accounts, 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.

Contents: Introduction - Chronology - Design and Development - Technical Specifications - The Combatants - The Strategic Situation - Combat - Statistics and Analysis - Aftermath - Bibliography - Index.

Autor:David R. Higgins
Ausführung:80 Seiten, 25 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:Fotos und Zeichnungen (in s/w und Farbe)
Verlag:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2016)
Serie:Duel (71)
EAN:9781472810922
Buch: M48 Patton vs Centurion : Indo-Pakistani War 1965 (Osprey)

M48 Patton vs Centurion : Indo-Pakistani War 1965

Sprache: Englisch

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Centurion vs T-55 - Yom Kippur War 1973 (Osprey)

Conceived at the height of World War II, the British Centurion and the Soviet T-55 were initially expected to counter the formidable Panther and Tiger tanks of Germany. But as the Cold War unfolded, these machines prepared instead for the coming struggle between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. Though they never fought in Europe, these two tanks became the mainstay of the Cold War's proxy forces around the world. From Korea to the Middle East and on to Angola, these two armored combatants clashed repeatedly, reaching their crescendo on the Golan Heights during the Yom Kippur War where 177 Centurions of the IDF took on a vastly superior Arab force.

This book compares the design, development and deployment of these classic tanks, and analyses their battlefield performance. Presented with highly detailed digital artwork, this is a tightly focused study of two of the Cold War's first main battle tanks.

Autor:Simon Dunstan
Ausführung:80 Seiten, 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.6 cm, kartoniert
Abbildungen:Fotos und Zeichnungen (in s/w und Farbe)
Verlag:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2009)
Serie:Duel (21)
EAN:9781846033698
Buch: Centurion vs T-55 - Yom Kippur War 1973 (Osprey)

Centurion vs T-55 - Yom Kippur War 1973

Sprache: Englisch

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Letzte Aktualisierung:24-05-2024