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The most powerfully gunned tank fielded by the Allies during World War II was the Sherman Firefly. An ordinary American-built Sherman modified by the British, the Firefly had the firepower that could finally match the awesome German tanks that had dominated Europe. David Fletcher examines the controversy that dogged the Firefly and the psychological boost the tank provided to Allied forces. Exploring its successes and failures on the battlefield and providing a realistic assessment of the tank's worth, this is essential reading for anyone wanting to know the facts about a tank variant that quickly developed its own mythology.

Table of Contents

Introduction · The 17-pounder · Developments at Lulworth · Designing the Firefly · The Conversion Programme · Ammunition · Concrete Busters · The Firefly in Action · The American Angle · Supply and Demand · What's in a Name? · Index

Product details

Published Feb 19 2008
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781846032776
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 7 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 141
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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David Fletcher

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

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Tony Bryan

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