Sherman Firefly vs Tiger

Sherman Firefly vs Tiger

Normandy 1944

Duel 2
  • Author: Stephen A Hart
  • Short code: DUE 2
  • Publication Date: 10 Sep 2007
  • ISBN: 9781846031502
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 80
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The German Tiger heavy tank was a monster of a machine that dominated the battlefields of Europe. One of the most feared weapons of World War II, the Tiger gained an aura of invincibility that was only shattered by the introduction of the Sherman Firefly during the summer of 1944. Designed by the British to combat the Tiger, the Sherman Firefly was based on the American M4A4 Sherman, but was fitted with a powerful 17-pounder gun which made it a deadly opponent. This book describes the design and development of these two opponents, analyzing their strengths and weaknesses, assessing their tactics, weaponry and training. Gunsight artwork puts the reader 'inside' the tanks during famous battle scenarios, in a victory of superior Allied numbers, tactics and engineering.

Biographical Note

Dr Stephen A. Hart is senior lecturer in the War Studies department, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Prior to this he lectured in the International Studies Department at the University of Surrey, and in the War Studies Department, King's College London. He is the author of Montgomery and the 'Colossal Cracks': The 21st Army Group in Northwest Europe 1944-45 (Praeger, 2000), and has co-authored - with Russell Hart - several popular histories of aspects of the German Army in World War II. Stephen lives in Surrey, UK. Jim Laurier attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, and since he graduated with honours, he has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration. He has been commissioned to paint for the US Air Force and has paintings on display at the Pentagon. Jim completed all the digital artwork in this volume. Howard Gerrard studied at the Wallasey School of Art, has worked for a number of publishers and is an associate member of the Guild of Aviation Artists. He has won both the Society of British Aerospace Companies Award and the Wilkinson Sword Trophy. Howard completed the battlescene painting in this volume.

Contents

Introduction
Chronology
Strategic Situation
Technical specifications
The combatants
Combat
Statistics and analysis
Aftermath
Bibliography

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