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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.

Bladzijden uit het boek 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.

Bladzijden uit het boek Centurion Main Battle Tank Manual (1946 to present) (2)

Auteur:Simon Dunston
Uitvoering:160 blz, 28 x 21.5 x 1.8 cm, hardcover
Illustraties:rijk geïllustreerd met z/w- en kleurenfoto's
Uitgever:Haynes Publishing (GB, 2017)
Serie:Haynes Military Manual
EAN:9781785210570
Boek: 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

Taal: Engels

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The Centurion Tank (Images of War)

Weinig tankontwerpen waren zo doeltreffend, veelzijdig en duurzaam als de Britse Centurion. Ontwikkeld tijdens de Tweede Wereldoorlog als antwoord op de superieure Duitse Tiger en Panther tanks en het 88mm kanon, is deze 52-tons gevechtstank gebouwd volgens de lessen die de Britse ontwerpers tijdens het conflict over pantservoertuigen hadden geleerd.

Bovendien bleek de Centurion vrijwel geen grote fouten te hebben, waardoor deze tank van 1945 tot in de jaren negentig bij het Britse leger en in talrijke andere legers (waaronder de Nederlandse Kon. Landmacht) over de hele wereld dienst deed.

Dit boek beschrijft het ontwerp en ontwikkeling, de techniek en de vele varianten van de Centurion. Ook modificaties en operaties in conflicten zoals Korea, Vietnam en het Midden-Oosten komen aan bod.

Auteur:Pat Ware, Brian Delf
Uitvoering:128 blz, 24.5 x 19 x 0.9 cm, softcover
Illustraties:90 z/w- en kleurenfoto's
Uitgever:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2013)
Serie:Images of War
EAN:9781781590119

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.

Auteur:Simon Dunstan
Uitvoering:48 blz, 23.5 x 18.5 x 0.3 cm, softcover
Illustraties:Rijk geïllustreerd met foto's en tekeningen (z/w en kleur)
Uitgever:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2003)
Serie:New Vanguard (68)
EAN:9781841763873
Boek: Centurion Universal Tank 1943-2003 (Osprey)

Centurion Universal Tank 1943-2003

Taal: Engels

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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.

Auteur:Jackson Robert
Uitvoering:64 blz, 29.5 x 21 cm, softcover
Illustraties:150 z/w- en kleurenfoto's
Uitgever:Pen & Sword Books Ltd (GB, 2018)
Serie:TankCraft
EAN:9781526741349
Boek: Centurion : Armoured Hero of Post-War Tank Battles (TankCraft)

Centurion : Armoured Hero of Post-War Tank Battles

Taal: Engels

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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.

Auteur:David R. Higgins
Uitvoering:80 blz, 25 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm, softcover
Illustraties:Rijk geïllustreerd met foto's en tekeningen (z/w en kleur)
Uitgever:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2016)
Serie:Duel (71)
EAN:9781472810922
Boek: M48 Patton vs Centurion : Indo-Pakistani War 1965 (Osprey)

M48 Patton vs Centurion : Indo-Pakistani War 1965

Taal: Engels

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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.

Auteur:Simon Dunstan
Uitvoering:80 blz, 24.5 x 18.5 x 0.6 cm, softcover
Illustraties:Rijk geïllustreerd met foto's en tekeningen (z/w en kleur)
Uitgever:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2009)
Serie:Duel (21)
EAN:9781846033698
Boek: Centurion vs T-55 - Yom Kippur War 1973 (Osprey)

Centurion vs T-55 - Yom Kippur War 1973

Taal: Engels

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Challenger 1 - British MBT of the Gulf War

Challenger 1 - British Main Battle Tank of the Gulf War

Robert Griffin

Engels | softcover | 64 blz | 2019

Challenger 1 Main Battle Tank (vol. I)

Challenger 1 Main Battle Tank (vol. I)

Robert Griffin

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