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M10 Gun Motor Carriage: and the 17-Pounder Achilles Tank Destroyer (Legends of Warfare)

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Based on the M4A2 and M4A3 Sherman tank chassis, and fitted with a 3-inch M7 gun, the M10 was numerically the most important US tank destroyer of WWII. The M10 was built in response to the stunning successes of the German armored Blitzkrieg at the outset of the war in Europe.
Fitted with a turret - unlike most self-propelled artillery of the era - the vehicle was more heavily gunned but more lightly armored than a tank. M10 crews were expected to make the most of their vehicle's speed and agility.

The M10 received its baptism of fire in Tunisia in 1943, where it demonstrated its ability to destroy most German Panzers then in service. The British upgraded the design by rearming some of the 1,700 M10s that they received with the superb Ordnance Quick Firing 17-pounder antitank gun.
These vehicles were designated by the British as 17-pounder SP M10 Mark IC/IIC, popularly known as the Achilles.

Presentación:144 páginas, 23.5 x 23.5 x 2.1 cm, tapa dura
Ilustración:260 fotos en b/n y color
Editor:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2022)
Serie:Legends of Warfare
EAN:9780764364860
Livre: M10 Gun Motor Carriage: and the 17-Pounder Achilles Tank Destroyer (Legends of Warfare)

M10 Gun Motor Carriage: and the 17-Pounder Achilles Tank Destroyer (Legends of Warfare)

Idioma: Inglés

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M10 / Achilles - A Visual History of the U.S. Army's WWII Tank Destroyer

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In late 1941 the concept of a separate tank destroyer force began to jell. This force would be armed with specialized weapons. While the army's primary antitank weapons of the late 1930s were 37mm towed anti-tank guns, these were soon deemed to be inadequate against enemy armor. Accordingly, the quest for larger weapons began, as did the desire for a self-propelled antitank gun, or Gun Motor Carriage.
The initial efforts, which involved adapting 3/4-ton, Dodge trucks to mount antitank weapons (the M6, née WC-55), which were intended as interim and training vehicles. In the same manner, half-tracks were fitted with cannon, yielding the M3 75mm Gun Motor Carriage. But, the quest was on to create a specialized and ideal tank destroyer, utilizing a tank chassis as the basis.

By January of 1942 a prototype was in the works to mount the weapon in an open topped turret on the chassis of the twin GM Diesel-powered M4A2 Sherman Medium tank.
After some months of development a design was finalized for a vehicle sharing the suspension, lower hull, and engine with the M4A2 but with an upper hull made up from thinner, but sloping, armored plate. Initially designated T35E1, when the design was standardized it was redesignated M10. In addition to the 6,700-plus Diesel-powered M10 tank destroyers, a further 1,700 M10A1 vehicles were built, these being driven by Ford GAA gasoline engines.

While the 3-inch weapon of the M10 was superior to that found on earlier U.S. tank destroyers, it was inadequate against the ever-increasing weight of German armor. The British addressed this by rearming some of the 1,700 M10s that they received with the superb Ordnance Quick Firing 17-pounder antitank gun. These vehicles were designated by the British as 17-pdr. SP M10 Mark 1c. After the war the name Achilles was given these vehicles.

Photo coverage includes plentiful period shots and copious amounts of detail photos of the M10, M10A1 and Achilles.

Presentación:128 páginas, 22.5 x 29 cm, tapa blanda
Ilustración:abundantemente ilustrado con fotos en b/n y color
Editor:Ampersand Publishing Company, Inc. (USA, 2016)
EAN:9781944367190
Livre: M10 / Achilles - A Visual History of the U.S. Army's WWII Tank Destroyer

M10 / Achilles - A Visual History of the U.S. Army's WWII Tank Destroyer

Idioma: Inglés

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M10 Tank Destroyer vs StuG III Assault Gun - Germany, 1944 (Osprey)

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The Allies' M10 Tank Destroyer and the Germans' Sturmgeschütz (StuG) lll were the unsung workhorses of the northwest European battlefields of 1944-45. While their mission was not principally fighting one another, their widespread use ensured their frequent encounters, from the Normandy Bocage, to the rubble-strewn streets of Aachen.
The StuG lll was the quintessential assault gun, a low-slung, heavily armoured, turret-less vehicle intended to provide direct fire support for infantry formations, whilst the M10 3in Gun Motor Carriage was originally developed as a tank destroyer. However, by 1944 the 3in gun proved ineffectual against the most thickly armored German tanks, and was consequently relegated to infantry support too.
Widely deployed in roles their designers had not envisaged, these two armoured fighting vehicles clashed repeatedly during the 11-month campaign, which saw the Allies advance from Normandy to the heart of the Reich. Fully illustrated with specially commissioned artwork, this is the story of their confrontation at the height of World War ll.

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

Presentación:80 páginas, 24.5 x 19 x 0.7 cm, tapa blanda
Ilustración:abundantemente ilustrado con fotos y dibujos (en b/n y color)
Editor:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2013)
Serie:Duel (53)
EAN:9781780960999
Livre: M10 Tank Destroyer vs StuG III Assault Gun - Germany, 1944 (Osprey)

M10 Tank Destroyer vs StuG III Assault Gun - Germany, 1944 (Osprey)

Idioma: Inglés

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M10 and M36 Tank Destroyers 1942-1953 (Osprey)

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The US Army had a unique tactical doctrine during World War II, placing the emphasis for tank fighting on its Tank Destroyer Command whose main early-war vehicle was the M10 3-inch Gun Motor Carriage, based on the reliable M4A2 Sherman tank chassis. This durable and versatile vehicle saw combat service from the North Africa campaign in 1943. By 1944, its gun was not powerful enough and it was rearmed with the new 90 mm gun, becoming the M36 90mm Gun Motor Carriage.

This book details one of the only US armoured vehicles capable of dealing with the Panther and Tiger during the Battle of the Bulge.

Contents: Introduction - Tank destroyer origins - Initial production - Into service - Production changes - Combat in France - Tank destroyers in the Pacific - The M10 in British service - Other Lend-Lease use - Postwar use - Bibliography - Color Plate Commentary - Index.

Presentación:48 páginas, 25 x 18 x 0.5 cm, tapa blanda
Ilustración:abundantemente ilustrado con fotos y dibujos (en b/n y color)
Editor:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2002)
Serie:New Vanguard (57)
EAN:9781841764696
Livre: M10 and M36 Tank Destroyers 1942-1953 (Osprey)

M10 and M36 Tank Destroyers 1942-1953 (Osprey)

Idioma: Inglés

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M18 Hell-Cat - 76 mm Gun Motor Carriage in World War II (Legends of Warfare)

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The M18 was developed in an era when the United States fought tanks not with other tanks, but with specialized tank destroyers. With a powerful aircraft-style radial engine pushing it at up to 50 miles per hour, and mounting a potent 76 mm cannon, the Buick-built M18 Hellcat, or "Hell-Cat" as Buick's publicists named it, provided US troops with a powerful shoot-and-scoot answer to heavily armored German tanks. Further experiments were conducted to increase its armament or adapt it to other uses, such as the M39 armored utility vehicle.

Through dozens of archival images, many never before published, as well as detailed photographs of some of the finest existent examples of these vehicles, this iconic tank hunter is explored, and its history is explained. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.

Presentación:112 páginas, 23.5 x 23.5 x 1.9 cm, tapa dura
Ilustración:160 fotos en b/n y color
Editor:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2020)
Serie:Legends of Warfare
EAN:9780764359576
Livre: M18 Hell-Cat - 76 mm Gun Motor Carriage in World War II (Legends of Warfare)

M18 Hell-Cat - 76 mm Gun Motor Carriage in World War II (Legends of Warfare)

Idioma: Inglés

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M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer 1943-97 (Osprey)

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The M18 76mm Gun Motor Carriage was developed for the US Army's Tank Destroyer Command. It was the only tank destroyer deployed during World War II actually based on their requirements for speed and firepower.

This book examines the development of this vehicle, the controversies over the need for high-speed tank destroyers, and its actual performance during World War II. Special emphasis is placed on examining its performance in its intended mission. Coverage also includes derivative vehicles of the M18 such as the M39 armored utility vehicle.

Contents: Introduction - Design and Development - Operation History - Variants - Color plate commentary.

Presentación:48 páginas, 25 x 19 x 0.5 cm, tapa blanda
Ilustración:abundantemente ilustrado con fotos y dibujos (en b/n y color)
Editor:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2004)
Serie:New Vanguard (97)
EAN:9781841766874
Livre: M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer 1943-97 (Osprey)

M18 Hellcat Tank Destroyer 1943-97 (Osprey)

Idioma: Inglés

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M18 Hellcat 76mm Gun Motor Carriage - Technical Manual (TM9-755)

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The M18 Hellcat was an American tank destroyer during World War II. Armed with a 76-mm cannon, it was the fastest tracked armored fighting vehicle during World War II with a top speed up to sixty mph. As a result, Buick nicknamed it the Hellcat.
The fast speed was reached by keeping armor thickness to a minimum. Hellcat crews took advantage of the vehicle's speed to minimize the enemy's ability to pierce its thin armor.

The M18's new design incorporated several innovative maintenance features. The Wright R-975 engine was mounted on steel rollers, allowing maintenance crews to disconnect it easily from the transmission, roll it out onto the lowered engine rear cover, service it, and then reconnect it again. The transmission could also easily be removed and rolled out onto a front deck plate to enable quick inspection and repairs.

The M18 carried a five man crew as well as forty five rounds of main gun ammunition, and an M2 Browning machine gun on a flexible ring mount for use against aircraft and infantry. The only M18 variant which was produced in significant numbers was the M39 Armored Utility Vehicle, a turretless model used to transport personnel or cargo. Also, it could be used as a gun tractor. This version was armed with a single M2 machine gun on a flexible mount.

Created in 1945, this technical manual reveals a great deal about the Hellcat's design and capabilities. Intended as a manual for those charged with operation and maintenance, it details many aspects of its engine, cooling, turret and other systems.
Originally labeled restricted, this manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.

Presentación:540 páginas, 23 x 15.5 x 3.1 cm, tapa blanda
Ilustración:abundantemente ilustrado con fotos y dibujos
Editor:Periscope Film (USA, 2013)
EAN:9781937684464
Livre: M18 Hellcat 76mm Gun Motor Carriage - Technical Manual (TM9-755)

M18 Hellcat 76mm Gun Motor Carriage - Technical Manual (TM9-755)

Idioma: Inglés

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M36 / M36 B1 Tank Destroyer - Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War)

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Going into WWII, the prevailing strategy of the US command was that tanks were not to be used to engage enemy tanks in combat. Rather, tanks were to be the armored spearhead to breach enemy positions. Enemy tanks were to be dealt with by specialized weapons, aptly named tank destroyers.

While the 3-inch weapon of the M10 was superior to that found on earlier US tank destroyers, it was still found to be inadequate against the ever-increasing weight of German armor. An even larger gun, the 90 mm M3, was placed in a new, bigger open-topped turret on 100 new hulls purpose built for this, and by remanufacturing M10 A1s, primarily from US-based training units. As the supply of these chassis was depleted, additional vehicles were created by converting Diesel-powered M10s, resulting in the M36B2\.

The M36 B1 was built from the ground-up as a tank destroyer, using a hull based on that of the M4 A3 but featuring a standard M36 turret. Examination of rare surviving vehicles indicate that the M36 B1 hulls were manufactured expressly for this purpose, and were not merely M4 A3 hulls that were converted.
While US antitank doctrine changed, rendering all the tank destroyers obsolete post-WWII, many of these vehicles were supplied to other nations, and in fact some survived as combat vehicles into the 21st century.

Presentación:128 páginas, 24.5 x 19 x 1 cm, tapa blanda
Ilustración:175 fotos en b/n y color
Editor:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2019)
Serie:Images of War
EAN:9781526748928
Livre: M36 / M36 B1 Tank Destroyer - Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War)

M36 / M36 B1 Tank Destroyer - Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War)

Idioma: Inglés

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M50 / M50A1 Ontos: Self-Propelled Multiple 106 mm Recoilless Rifle (Legends of Warfare)

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Designed to counter the threat of a massed Soviet armored assault, the M50 Ontos showed its merit in the jungles and streets of Vietnam. Ontos grew out of Project Vista, the secret study of possible improvements to NATO defenses. Project Vista identified the need for an inexpensive, heavily armed "something" to thwart waves of Soviet armor.
Armed with six powerful recoilless rifles, the diminutive M50 was given the name "Ontos," an Army mistranslation of Greek for "the Thing."

Initially, the Army felt that the Allis-Chalmers T165E1 (later standardized as the M50) was the thing to fill the recommendation of Project Vista. Ultimately, and after some controversy, the Army lost interest in the vehicle, but the United States Marine Corps believed in the vehicle, and in 1955 the M50 entered production.

While the Corps first used the Ontos in Santo Domingo in 1965, it would rise to fame in Vietnam, where the M50, as well as the modernized M50A1, saw considerable use as antipersonnel weapons and in perimeter defense. On the streets of Hue, Marines made considerable use of the Ontos, blasting open walls and using antipersonnel rounds to create faux smoke screens.
Over 270 photos, many in color, chronicle the development, production, combat use, and details of this famed vehicle and the men who used them.

Presentación:128 páginas, 21.5 x 24 x 2.8 cm, tapa dura
Ilustración:270 fotos en b/n y color
Editor:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2022)
Serie:Legends of Warfare
EAN:9780764365126
Livre: M50 / M50A1 Ontos: Self-Propelled Multiple 106 mm Recoilless Rifle (Legends of Warfare)

M50 / M50A1 Ontos: Self-Propelled Multiple 106 mm Recoilless Rifle (Legends of Warfare)

Idioma: Inglés

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M50 Ontos and M56 Scorpion 1956-70 : US Tank Destroyers of the Vietnam War (Osprey)

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Designed in the 1950s, the US Marines' M50 Ontos and the US Army's M56 Scorpion were both intended to be fast, light, air-droppable tank-killers for the Cold War battlefield - an answer to the cumbersome and ineffective World War II-vintage tanks that had taken to the battlefield during the Korean War.

Although they shared the aim of bringing light, mobile and lethal antitank firepower to the infantry the two vehicles varied wildly in design to cater for their unique mission demands. They first saw service in the Lebanon intervention of 1958 but it was in the Vietnam War that they made their name, with the M50 Ontos seeing intense combat action in the Battle of Hue in 1968.

Detailed illustrations and expert analysis provide the reader with a comprehensive history of these deadly antitank vehicles, from early development through to their combat history and the eventual disbandment of the Marine Corps' last antitank battalion with M50A1s in 1971.

Presentación:48 páginas, 25 x 18.5 x 0.5 cm, tapa blanda
Ilustración:40 fotos b/n y 7 a color
Editor:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2016)
Serie:New Vanguard (240)
EAN:9781472814739
Livre: M50 Ontos and M56 Scorpion 1956-70 : US Tank Destroyers of the Vietnam War (Osprey)

M50 Ontos and M56 Scorpion 1956-70 : US Tank Destroyers of the Vietnam War (Osprey)

Idioma: Inglés

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