Crusader and Covenanter Cruiser Tanks 1939–45

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Crusader and Covenanter Cruiser Tanks 1939–45

Description

The Covenanter (which never saw active service) and Crusader Cruiser tanks were developed between 1939 and 1940. The Crusader first saw action in the North African desert in June 1941: its speed and sleek design made it a hard target to hit, and the tank was well-respected by the Afrikakorps for its velocity in combat. But its hurried development prior to World War II also made it prone to mechanical failure. This book examines the Covenanter and the many variants of the Crusader tank, detailing the designs, developments and disappointments of these infamous World War II tanks.

Product details

Published May 20 2012
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781780967387
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 43 b/w; 12 col
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 14
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

David Fletcher

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

Illustrator

Peter Sarson

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