Tanks

100 years of evolution

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Tanks

100 years of evolution

Description

From an internationally acclaimed expert in the field comes a detailed, analytical and comprehensive account of the worldwide evolution of tanks, from their inception a century ago to the present day. With new ideas stemming from the latest academic research, this study presents a reappraisal of the development of tanks and their evolution during World War I and how the surge in technological development during World War II and the subsequent Cold War drove developments in armour in Europe and America, transforming tanks into fast, resilient and powerful fighting machines.

From the primitive, bizarre-looking Mark V to the Matilda and from the menacing King Tiger to the superlative M1 Abrams, Professor Ogorkiewicz shows how tanks gradually acquired the enhanced capabilities that enabled them to become what they are today – the core of combined-arms, mechanized warfare.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgements
Chapter 1: The Origin of the Species
Chapter 2: The 'Invention of the Tank'
Chapter 3: First World War Battlefield Debut
Chapter 4: Post-War Anticlimax
Chapter 5: Britain's Lead and Failings
Chapter 6: Tank Development in Europe and America
Chapter 7: Creation of the Armoured Forces
Chapter 8: Panzers and their Second World War Opponents
Chapter 9: The Cold War's Five Dominant Countries
Chapter 10: On the Peripheries of Major Powers
Chapter 11: Asia Catches Up
Chapter 12: Epilogue
Appendixes
Notes
Index

Product details

Published 20 Feb 2015
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 376
ISBN 9781472813053
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 30 b/w; 21 col
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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