Tank: The Definitive History of Armored Vehicles, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1465466037
  • ISBN-13: 9781465466037
  • DDC: 623.74752
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released June 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Showcasing the most famous military fighting machines, this book combines comprehensive photographic spreads with in-depth histories of key manufacturers and specially commissioned visual tours of the most iconic examples of their groundbreaking firepower. Study the impact of the tank on the evolution of battlefield and military strategy, from the crude machines that were designed to roll through mud to break up trench warfare to the more sophisticated weapons that have become a symbol of military strength.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Foreword.
The First Tanks to 1918.
1: The First Tanks.
2: Earliest Experiments.
3: Leonardo da Vinci’s “Tank”.
4: Mark IV.
5: Tanks of World War I.
6: Renault FT-17.
7: Great Designers Tritton and Wilson.
8: The First Tank Action.
9: Wartime Experiments.
10: Early Armored Cars.
Between the Wars 1918–1939.
11: Between the Wars.
12: Interwar Experiments.
13: A New Kind of Cavalry.
14: Armored Cars.
15: Light Tanks and Tankettes.
16: Light Tank Mark VIB.
17: Great Designers J. Walter Christie.
18: Vickers Creates a Global Tank.
19: Medium and Heavy Tanks.
20: Vickers Medium Mark II.
World War II 1939–1945.
21: World War II.
22: German Tanks: 1939–40.
23: Germany’s Tanks on the Eve of War.
24: Allied Tanks: 1939–40.
25: Axis Tanks: 1941–45.
26: Tiger I.
27: The Flying Tanks of D-Day.
28: M3 Stuart.
29: US Tanks: 1941–45.
30: M4 Sherman.
31: Engine Change Behind Enemy Lines.
32: UK and Commonwealth Tanks.
33: Soviet Tanks: 1941–45.
34: T-34/85.
35: Great Designers Mikhail Koshkin.
36: Preparing for Battle.
37: German Tank Destroyers.
38: Allied Tank Destroyers.
39: M18 Hellcat.
40: Engineering and Specialized Vehicles.
41: Experimental Vehicle.
42: The Tank in Peace and War.
43: Armored Cars and Troop Carriers.
The Cold War 1945–1991.
44: The Cold War.
45: Tanks of the Communist Bloc.
46: T-72.
47: Berlin Brinkmanship.
48: Key Manufacturers General Dynamics.
49: Centurion.
50: Tanks of the NATO Alliance.
51: Leopard 1.
52: Tanks of the Nonaligned World.
53: Tank Destroyers.
54: Cougar.
55: Flame-Throwing Tanks.
56: Armored Reconnaissance Vehicles.
57: Tracked Armored Personnel Carriers.
58: The Soviet Endgame.
59: Tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicles.
60: Wheeled Troop Carriers.
61: Antitank Defenses.
62: Engineering and Specialized Vehicles.
63: CVR(T) Family.
64: Armor on Wheels.
65: Scorpion CVR(T).
Post-Cold War After 1991.
66: Post-Cold War.
67: Counterinsurgency Vehicles.
68: Buffel.
69: The Logistics of Tank Deployment.
70: Tracked Troop Carriers.
71: Wheeled Troop Carriers.
72: Tracks on the Ground.
73: Post-Cold War Tanks.
74: M1A2 Abrams.
75: Key Manufacturers BAE Systems.
76: Army Games.
Reference.
77: Evolution of the Tank.
78: Tank Engines.
79: Tracks and Suspension.
80: Firepower.
81: Protection.
82: Antitank Weapons.
83: Uniforms and Protective Clothing.
Glossary.
Index.
Acknowledgments.