It's the start of a new month, which can only mean one thing for the blog: a new book vote post! This October's vote looks at our Duel series, as 10 more machines of war are pitted against each other. Take a read of the options below and their brief descriptions and as always vote for your favourite!
DUE - Humber vs SdKfz 222: Armoured cars in North Africa 1941–3
DUE - M41 Walker Bulldog vs T-54: Laos 1971
DUE - British Coastal Gun vs German Coastal Gun: English Channel 1940–44
DUE - Hunley vs Housatonic: Civil War submarine operations 1864
DUE - US Coast Guard Cutter vs German Submarine: Atlantic 1941–43
Humber vs SdKfz 222: Armoured cars in North Africa 1941–3
Highly mobile but lightly armed and armoured, armoured cars were extensively used by British and German reconnaissance forces during the back-and-forth campaigns in North Africa.
M41 Walker Bulldog vs T-54: Laos 1971
At the height of the Vietnam War the US-built M41 Walker Bulldog light tank, fielded by the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, clashed with the Soviet-supplied T-54, the most powerful tank arming the North Vietnamese Army.
British Coastal Gun vs German Coastal Gun: English Channel 1940–44
The four-year duel between German and British super-heavy artillery across the English Channel saw frequent exchanges of fire between these long-range guns, which also shelled enemy shipping and other shore-based targets.
Hunley vs Housatonic: Civil War submarine operations 1864
In the first recorded sinking of a surface ship by a submarine, the Confederacy’s Hunley attacked and sank the Union’s Housatonic in Charleston harbour on February 17, 1864.
US Coast Guard Cutter vs German Submarine: Atlantic 1941–43
During a crucial period in the Battle of the Atlantic the cutters of the US Coast Guard played an important role in countering the menace to Allied shipping posed by Nazi Germany’s U-boats.
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Now it's time to reveal the results of last month's book vote. Last month's selections were possible titles in our Air Campaign series. The winner with a very respectable 33.14% was Austria 1915-18: Italy's air campaign from the Adriatic to Vienna, with second place going to Operation Black Buck 1982: Vulcans over Port Stanley with 21.21% of the vote. Thanks to everyone who cast their vote, and don't forget to have your say in this month's Book Vote.
|ACM: Austria 1915-18: Italy’s air campaign from the Adriatic to Vienna||33.14%|
|ACM: The Ruhr 1943: The campaign against Germany’s industrial heartland||18.61%|
|ACM: Operation Strangle 1943-44: Pioneering air interdiction in Italy||9.08%|
|ACM: Japan 1945: Carrier raids against the Home Islands||17.96%|
|ACM: Operation Black Buck 1982: Vulcans over Port Stanley||21.21%|