Crusader and Covenanter Cruiser Tanks 1939–45

Crusader and Covenanter Cruiser Tanks 1939–45

New Vanguard 14
  • Author: David Fletcher
  • Illustrator: Peter Sarson
  • Short code: NVG 14
  • Publication Date: 15 May 1995
  • Number of Pages: 48
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The Covenanter (which never saw active service) and Crusader Cruiser tanks were developed between 1939 and 1940. The Crusader first saw action in the North African desert in June 1941: its speed and sleek design made it a hard target to hit, and the tank was well-respected by the Afrikakorps for its velocity in combat. But its hurried development prior to World War II also made it prone to mechanical failure. This book examines the Covenanter and the many variants of the Crusader tank, detailing the designs, developments and disappointments of these infamous World War II tanks.

Biographical Note

David Fletcher was born in 1942. He has written a number of books and articles on military subjects and is the current librarian at the Tank Museum, Bovington. He has spent a good 30 years studying the development of British armoured vehicles during the two World Wars. Peter Sarson has produced graphic cutaways for many armoured vehicle publications, and is regarded as one of the world's great illustrators of military vehicles. Peter lives and works in Dorset.

Contents

Design and Development Technical Analysis Variants The Crew Operational History Variants

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