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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.

Auteur:David Fletcher, Richard C. Harley
Uitvoering:48 blz, 24.5 x 18 x 0.5 cm, softcover
Illustraties:Rijk geïllustreerd met foto's en tekeningen (z/w en kleur)
Uitgever:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2006)
Serie:New Vanguard (104)
EAN:9781841768144
Boek: Cromwell Cruiser Tank 1942-50 (Osprey)

Cromwell Cruiser Tank 1942-50

Taal: Engels

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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.

Auteur:Dennis Oliver
Uitvoering:64 blz, 29.5 x 21 x 0.8 cm, softcover
Illustraties:200 kleurenfoto's
Uitgever:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2018)
Serie:TankCraft
EAN:9781526725417
Boek: 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

Taal: Engels

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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.

Auteur:David R. Higgins
Uitvoering:80 blz, 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.7 cm, softcover
Illustraties:rijk geïllustreerd met z/w- en kleurenfoto's
Uitgever:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2018)
Serie:Duel (86)
EAN:9781472825865
Boek: Cromwell vs Jagdpanzer IV : Normandy 1944 (Osprey)

Cromwell vs Jagdpanzer IV : Normandy 1944

Taal: Engels

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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.

Auteur:P.M. Knight
Uitvoering:240 blz, 28 x 21.5 cm, softcover
Illustraties:z/w foto's en tekeningen
Uitgever:Lulu Press, Inc. (USA, 2016)
EAN:9781326873776
Boek: A34 Comet Tank - A Technical History

A34 Comet Tank - A Technical History

Taal: Engels

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Laatste update:13-07-2024