Cromwell Cruiser Tank 1942–50 cover
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For most of World War II, British tank development remained faithful to the design philosophy inaugurated during World War I. Experiences in North Africa highlighted flaws in this basic design, however, and the General Staff identified the need for a new heavy cruiser that could combine speed and manoeuvrability with increased armour and armament. The Cromwell Cruiser tank was designed as a result and soon proved itself one of the fastest and most successful tanks deployed by the Allies during World War II. This book details the design and development of the Cromwell and its many variants, from its introduction at D-Day, through its many successes in the final year of World War II and beyond.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and development of the Cromwell · Organisation · Operational history · In combat · Variants · Post-war service · Bibliography · Colour plate commentary · Index

Product details

Published 10 Mar 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841768144
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 7 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 104
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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David Fletcher

David Fletcher MBE was born in 1942. He has writte…

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Peter Sarson

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