Japanese Tanks 1939–45 cover

Description

The Japanese Army used tanks to great effect in the build-up to World War II. Inspired by European designs, in the 1920s and 1930s an innovative Japanese tank program facilitated their campaigns in China prior to the Pacific War. During the ensuing war against the Allies tanks were deployed imaginatively in jungle terrain previously thought impassable by such vehicles, being integral in Malaya and the capture of Singapore. Steven J Zaloga uses detailed and colorful artwork and photographs to explore these designs, explaining their neglect in favor of the naval priorities that left Japanese tanks outmoded by Western designs.

Product details

Published Dec 20 2011
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781849089579
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 43 b/w; 7 col
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 137
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from U…

Illustrator

Peter Bull

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