M3 Medium Tank vs Panzer III

Kasserine Pass 1943

M3 Medium Tank vs Panzer III cover

M3 Medium Tank vs Panzer III

Kasserine Pass 1943

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This was a duel between the stalwart of the Wehrmacht armored divisions - the Panzerkampfwagen III - and the American's as yet untested M3 Grant. In reality both would prove unequal to the task as they floundered amidst the rugged hills and ravines of the Tunisian landscape. This book charts the design and development of these two disparate rivals - their vastly different armament and armor as well as their tactical concepts. Analysing the strengths and weaknesses of these two opponents, this book explores the successes and failures of the Grant and Panzer III as they clashed at the critical battles of North Africa. Moreover it is an insight into the lives of the tank crews themselves as they struggled with the twin horrors of tank warfare and the fight for survival amidst some of the most inhospitable terrain on earth.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · Design & development: · The strategic situation · Technical specifications: · The combatants · Gunnery, small unit tactical and maintenance training will be discussed along with the effect of the climate on tank crews · Combat: Fast-paced description of the fighting at Kasserine · Statistics and analysis · Aftermath/Conclusion:

Product details

Published 07 May 2008
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781846032615
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 16 b/w
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Duel
Short code DUE 10
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon L. Rottman

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Giuseppe Rava

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