Mark V Tank

Mark V Tank
Author: David Fletcher
Publsiher: Osprey Publishing
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2011-04-19
ISBN: 9781849083515
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mark V Tank Book Excerpt:

Although to the casual eye all British tanks of World War I look much the same, the Mark V is quite outstanding and has a strong claim to be the tank that won World War I for the Allies. In this title, renowned tank expert David Fletcher examines the technological developments that made this tank excel where others had failed, and the reasons why it gave the British the upperhand over the Germans on the battlefield and why it was adopted by the US Tank Corps. Accompanied by detailed artwork showing the design changes that allowed the Mark V to breach the widest German trenches, this title is an excellent resource for the study of the armor of World War I.

Mark V Tank

Mark V Tank
Author: David Fletcher
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2012-06-20
ISBN: 1849083525
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mark V Tank Book Excerpt:

Although, to the casual eye, all British tanks of World War I look much the same, the Mark V is quite outstanding and has a strong claim to be the tank that won the Great War. In this title, renowned tank expert David Fletcher examines the technological developments that made this tank excel where others had failed, and the reasons why it gave the British the upper hand over the Germans on the battlefield and why it was adopted by the US Tank Corps. Accompanied by detailed artwork showing the design changes that allowed the Mark V to breach the widest German trenches, this title is an excellent resource for the study of the armour of World War I.

Mark V Male Tank

Mark V  Male  Tank
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mark V Male Tank Book Excerpt:

Description: First World War British tank deployed from 1918 until the Armistice.

Armoured Warfare in the First World War

Armoured Warfare in the First World War
Author: Anthony Tucker-Jones
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-11-30
ISBN: 1473872987
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Armoured Warfare in the First World War Book Excerpt:

A hundred years ago, on 15 September 1916, on the Western Front during the Battle of the Somme, the tank made its debut on the battlefield. The first tanks were crude, unreliable, vulnerable weapons, but they changed the character of land warfare forever, and Anthony Tucker-Jones's photographic history of these pioneering armored vehicles is the ideal introduction to them. In a selection of over 150 archive photographs he offers a fascinating insight into the difficult early days of this innovative new weapon, describing its technical history and its performance in combat. While the Battle of Cambrai in 1917 is often held up as the first large-scale tank battle, tanks had already served at Flers-Courcelette on the Somme, during the Nivelle offensive and the battles of Messines and Passchendaele. His book shows that the development of the tank was fraught with technical obstacles and battlefield setbacks. It was invented by the British and the French at almost the same time to help break the deadlock of trench warfare, and the British deployed it first in 1916. Belatedly the Germans followed the British and French example. The initial designs were continuously refined during two years of intense warfare. Finding the right balance between power and weight, getting the armament right, and working out the best tactics for tanks on the battlefield was a tricky, often deadly business.

Tank Spotter s Guide

Tank Spotter   s Guide
Author: The Tank Museum
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-12-20
ISBN: 1849089477
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tank Spotter s Guide Book Excerpt:

Invented during World War I to break the grim deadlock of the Western Front trenches, tanks have gone on to revolutionise warfare. From the lightning Blitzkrieg assaults of World War II to the great battles in the Middle Eastern desert and the largest ever tank battles on the Eastern Front, tanks have become one of the key components of the 'combined arms' philosophy of warfare. This pocket guide gives the reader all of the essential information on 40 of history's premiere tanks, including the Tiger, Sherman, Panther and M1A1 Abrams. Each tank is presented with a detailed drawing to aid recognition.

The World s Most Powerful Tanks

The World s Most Powerful Tanks
Author: Michael E. Haskew
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN: 1499465580
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World s Most Powerful Tanks Book Excerpt:

The World’s Most Powerful Tanks is an expert examination of the most successful tanks of the past hundred years. Beginning with the prototype Mark V Male in 1917, the book features 52 of the best armored fighting vehicles from World War I, World War II, through the Cold War to today. Each entry is examined over two spreads and includes a brief description of the tank’s development and history, a color profile artwork, photographs, key features, and specifications tables. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World’s Most Powerful Tanks is a colorful guide for the military historian and military technology enthusiast.

Tank Hunter

Tank Hunter
Author: Craig Moore
Publsiher: The History Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-11-08
ISBN: 075098659X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tank Hunter Book Excerpt:

The new Tank Hunter World War One book covers all the British and French built tanks used by US tank crews in the Great War of 1914-1918. There are sections of the book devoted to early American tank development including the Skeleton tank, US Steam Tank (Track Laying), Holt Gas-Electric Tank, Ford 3-ton tank and the M1917 6-ton tank. There is also information on the four tank battles fought by the 301st Battalion, US Tank Corps in 1918.

Tanks

Tanks
Author: Spencer Tucker
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN: 1576079953
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tanks Book Excerpt:

This expert study discusses the development and evolution of the tank and the tactics behind its employment, covering both its capabilities as a weapons system and its strategic use on the battlefield.

British Battle Tanks

British Battle Tanks
Author: David Fletcher
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-08-25
ISBN: 1472817567
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

British Battle Tanks Book Excerpt:

When British soldiers charged across the Somme in September 1916 they were accompanied by a new and astonishing weapon – the tank. After a stuttering start armoured behemoths such as the Mark IV, Mark V and Whippet played a crucial role in bringing World War I to an end. Marking the centenary of their battlefield debut, this comprehensive volume traces the design and development of the famous British invention during World War I and the increasingly tense years of the 1920s and 30s, from the first crude but revolutionary prototype to the ever-more sophisticated designs of later years. Bolstered by historic photographs and stunning illustrations, author David Fletcher brings us the thrilling history behind the early British battle tanks.

The supply of munitions 3 v

The supply of munitions  3 v
Author: Great Britain. Ministry of Munitions
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1922
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Great Britain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The supply of munitions 3 v Book Excerpt:

Top 50 Tanks

Top 50 Tanks
Author: Martin J. Dougherty
Publsiher: Chartwell Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-09-19
ISBN: 0785835636
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Top 50 Tanks Book Excerpt:

Top 50 Tanks includes tanks from every era, from the Mark V Male that assaulted the German trenches at Cambrai in 1917, through the feared German King Tiger of World War II, as well as including some of the most highly sophisticated tanks that have seen recent service in wars in the Caucasus, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria. From the Soviet KV-1 and German Panther tanks of World War II to the M1A2 Abrams, Merkava and T-14 Armata tanks of the present day, Top 50 Tanks is a colorful guide to the most successful and effective tanks of the past hundred years. Each entry is covered over four pages including a brief description of the tank's development and history, color artworks showing various view and models, a photograph and a selective specifications table. Packed with 300 full-color artworks and photographs and written for the non-expert, Top 50 Tanks is a fun and popular guide to the greatest tanks to see combat from 1917 to the present.

Tanks

Tanks
Author: Michael E. Haskew
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-12
ISBN: 1448859808
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tanks Book Excerpt:

Presents illustrations, historical notes, facts, and specifications for tanks, ranging from the very first combat tanks of World War I, to some of the most modern designs in use today.

Rise of the Tank

Rise of the Tank
Author: Michael Foley
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-09-01
ISBN: 1783463937
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rise of the Tank Book Excerpt:

Rise of the Tank will be concentrated on the period of the development of the tank and its use in the First World War. This will appeal to those interested in new developments in war and those interested in the First World War generally. The book will be especially relevant due to the forthcoming centenary of the beginning of the war and for this reason it will be easy to promote the book as there will be a lot of media interest.??Using the resources of the Imperial War Museum, The National Archives and the Tank Museum, Rise of the Tank will have lots of information available on the development and use of the early tanks as well as personal reminiscences of those who fought in them.??The author, Michael Foley, has also collected a great deal of material from the period such as the First World War field service pocket book of a 2nd lieutenant of the 10th Tank Battalion and copies of various magazines of the period. He will have also be accessing First World War newspapers to find original and rare archive sources.

Weapons of Patton s Armies

Weapons of Patton s Armies
Author: Michael Green Gladys Green
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9781610607742
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weapons of Patton s Armies Book Excerpt:

Anyone Interested in Military Technology or American History Book jacket.

Tanks

Tanks
Author: Peter Mavrikis
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN: 1508146225
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tanks Book Excerpt:

This visually dynamic book lets readers explore how tanks are used in wilderness, desert, and urban terrains. Detailed diagrams of tanks throughout history will give readers an inside look into how tanks operate, from the tanks used during World War I all the way up to today. Engaging yet accessible text presents fascinating facts about tanks from armies and countries all around the world, and investigates how high-tech weapons and transport systems made it possible for tanks to revolutionize modern warfare.

Armored Units of the Russian Civil War

Armored Units of the Russian Civil War
Author: David Bullock
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2013-02-20
ISBN: 1472802268
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Armored Units of the Russian Civil War Book Excerpt:

By 1920 the Red Army of Russia fielded an overwhelming array of armored cars, armored trains and tank detachments. These armored units played an important part in consolidating the newly won Bolshevik empire in the early 1920s; as a consequence of the fact that railways were the strategic arteries that essentially controlled Russia, armored trains have never played such a significant role in military history as they did in the Russian Civil War. This title details the management, construction, repair, personnel, training and combat of the Red Army's armored units on all fronts, including such famous vehicles as Trotsky's armored train.

Pershing s Tankers

Pershing s Tankers
Author: Lawrence M. Kaplan
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2018-08-03
ISBN: 0813176069
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pershing s Tankers Book Excerpt:

After the United States declared war against Germany in April 1917, the US Army established the Tank Corps to help break the deadlock of trench warfare in France during World War I. The army envisioned having a large tank force by 1919, but when the war ended in November 1918, only three tank battalions had participated in combat operations. Shortly after, Brigadier General Samuel D. Rockenbach, Chief of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) Tank Corps under General John J. Pershing, issued a memorandum to many of his officers to write brief accounts of their experiences that would supplement official records. Their narratives varied in size, scope, and depth, and covered a range of topics, including the organizing, training, and equipping of the tank corps. For the first time since these reports were submitted, Pershing's Tankers: Personal Accounts of the AEF Tank Corps in World War I presents an unprecedented look into the experiences of soldiers in the US Army Tank Corps. The book provides fresh insight into the establishment and combat operations of the tank corps, including six personal letters written by Colonel George S. Patton, Jr., who commanded a tank brigade in World War I. Congressional testimony, letters, and a variety of journal, magazine, and newspaper articles in this collection provide additional context to the officers' revealing accounts.Based on completely new sources that include official US Army personnel reports that were previously unknown to researchers, this illuminating work offers a vivid picture of life and activities in the US Army Tank Corps in France. Revealed is a rare glimpse into the thoughts and experiences of a broad cross-section of men from the senior leadership down to the platoon level, and a behind-the-scenes look into how this first generation of "tankers" helped develop new war-fighting capabilities for the US Army.

United States Vs German Equipment

United States Vs  German Equipment
Author: Isaac Davis White
Publsiher: Merriam Press
Total Pages: 73
Release: 1997-01-01
ISBN: 1576380459
Category: Tanks (Military science)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

United States Vs German Equipment Book Excerpt:

The World s Greatest Tanks

The World s Greatest Tanks
Author: Michael E. Haskew
Publsiher: Amber Books Ltd
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1782742646
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World s Greatest Tanks Book Excerpt:

From the Soviet T-34 and German Panther tanks of World War II to the M1A2 Abrams, Challenger 2 and T-90 of the present day, The World’s Greatest Tanks is an expert examination of the most successful tanks of the past hundred years. Beginning with the prototype Mark V Male in 1917, The World’s Greatest Tanks features 52 of the best armoured fighting vehicles from World War I, World War II, through the Cold War and up to the highly sophisticated tanks that have seen recent service in wars in the Balkans, Caucasus, and Middle East. Each entry is examined over two spreads and includes a brief description of the tank’s development and history, a colour profile artwork, photographs, key features and specifications tables. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World’s Greatest Tanks is a colourful guide for the military historian and military technology enthusiast.

Churchill Infantry Tank

Churchill Infantry Tank
Author: David Fletcher
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2019-08-22
ISBN: 1472837320
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Churchill Infantry Tank Book Excerpt:

The NVG covers all seven Marks of Churchill gun tank with variations and the curious self-propelled gun of 1941/42, but not the so-called 'Funnies' or the armoured recovery vehicle variants. It will begin with the prototype tank A20, which has not been covered in any detail before, then go on to look at all seven Marks of Churchill, in particular their different guns. This book will also look at the tank's service in Russia and later with the Irish, Jordanian and Australian Armies. It will also feature on the disastrous Dieppe raid of August 1942, ending with a brief look at the Black Prince or super Churchill which was only developed up to the prototype stage at the end of World War II. The Churchill is an interesting tank, quite different from any other British tank of World War II, built outside the normal process of British tanks and the Department of Tank Design. It was built under the watchful eye of the Prime Minister, after whom it was named, by a firm with no previous experience of tank production. Despite being condemned as unsuitable and more than once being scheduled to be replaced by a better design this never actually happened. It remained in production and ultimately vindicated itself since, although it was slow and noisy it was found to have superior climbing ability and thicker frontal armour than the vaunted German Tiger. Its classification as an Infantry Tank has been extensively criticised although recently one or two authors, notably Americans, seem to have revised their views on this and even Field Marshal Montgomery, who advocated a Universal Tank to fulfil all roles, found the Churchill a useful tank on many occasions, particularly considering its ability to absorb punishment.