The Centurion Tank in Battle

The Centurion Tank in Battle

  • Author: Simon Dunstan
  • Illustrator: Peter Sarson
  • Publication Date: 1 Apr 1981
  • ISBN: 9780850453980
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 48
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About this Product

Conceived in the closing stages of the Second World War, Centurion arrived too late to see action against the German Panzers that had dominated that conflict. Although designed for warfare in Europe, it was not until 1951 that Centurions first saw combat in a completely different theatre - the rugged hills of Korea. It was not a fair proving ground for any tank but the Centurion was hugely successful. Its impressive performance under difficult conditions led to many overseas sales and the Centurion was destined to fight its major campaigns in the hands of foreign armies.

Biographical Note

Simon Dunstan is a well-established author, film maker and photographer in the field of military history, with several titles already published with Osprey. He specialises on the subject of armoured warfare, a field on which he has been writing for two decades. His books have covered topics such as helicopter and armoured warfare in Vietnam, the Challenger main battle tank, The British Guards and armoured warfare in Korea. Simon lives and works in London.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. Tony Bryan is a freelance illustrator of many years experience. He qualified in Engineering and worked in Military Research and Development. Tony has produced many illustrations for partworks, magazines and books. David E. Smith is a renowned military illustrator with a keen interest in armoured vehicles, who has illustrated a number of titles for Osprey.

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