M3 Lee/Grant Medium Tank 1941–45

M3 Lee/Grant Medium Tank 1941–45 cover

Description

The highly successful 'stop-gap' M3 medium tank was designed in 1941, and as adequate turret casting facilities were not yet ready, the M3 used an unusual armament configuration patterned after a French tank. British lend-lease demands led to the design of a second turret type with the US version called the Lee and the British version the Grant. It could penetrate Panzer armor, and its explosive firepower was excellent for dealing with German anti-tank guns. This book covers the design, development, service and variants of a vehicle that was the backbone of many World War II forces.

Product details

Published Mar 20 2013
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472802972
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 46 b/w; 15 col
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 113
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Author

Steven J. Zaloga

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

Illustrator

Hugh Johnson

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