British Anti-tank Artillery 1939–45

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British Anti-tank Artillery 1939–45

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The rapid development of the tank as an offensive weapon following its introduction in World War I gave artillery theorists cause for concern during the 1920s and 1930s. By the beginning of World War II anti-tank guns had been developed, initially at around 37mm and 2 pounds in weight of shot. By the end of the war, monster anti-tank weapons were being developed, able to penetrate an armour thickness of up to 200mm at a range of 1,000 yards. This book explores the British efforts to keep up in a war of development, which saw heavier and more powerful guns eventually replaced by experimental ideas in an attempt to stop the German onslaught.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and Development · Operation History · Variants · Colour plate commentary

Product details

Published Sep 23 2004
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841766386
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 7 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 98
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Brian Delf

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