M48 Patton vs Centurion

Indo-Pakistani War 1965

M48 Patton vs Centurion cover

Description

The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 witnessed some of the largest tank battles since World War II, notably between India's British-made Centurion Mk 7s and the American-made M48 Pattons fielded by Pakistan. The two countries' tank regiments, many of which shared a proud legacy in the British Indian Army, fought one another in the difficult terrain of Jammu and Kashmir, the focus of a long-running dispute between India and Pakistan. The armoured clashes at Asal Uttar, Chawinda and Phillora would demonstrate that the Centurion, with its powerful gun and lower profile, generally proved superior to the faster, lighter but overly complex Patton. Featuring full-colour artwork, expert analysis and archive photographs, 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction /Chronology /Design and Development /Technical Specifications /The Combatants /The Strategic Situation /Combat /Statistics and Analysis /Aftermath /Bibliography /Index

Product details

Published Jan 20 2016
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472810946
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 22 col
Series Duel
Short code DUE 71
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Johnny Shumate

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Alan Gilliland

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