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Soviet Armoured Force 1939-1945

Product code:  12722MIL
The Great Patriotic War was a terrible military conflict. By the autumn of 1941 the Red Army was about to be defeated at the gates of Moscow although it could get over the situation. Until the spring of 1942 the armament factories had been relocated far away from the battlefront, allowing for unstoppable increase of the production and formation of new military units. Both the combat tactics and the staff training improved and, at the same time, the design of armoured fighting vehicles evolved ou...

German Coastal Radar Stations - Then and Now

Product code:  67041MIL
When German forces occupied the coastline of the English Channel in 1940, one of the measures undertaken to give early warning of attacks from the sea or air was to set up a line of radar stations. Although this invisible screen was a passive defence, it was a serious barrier that had to be neutralised for the Allied invasion to be launched in 1944. Planners at RAF Medmenham had established there the Central Interpretation Unit to examine the results of aerial photography over the Continent and...

WWP R092 SAS & LRDG British WWII SAS & Long Range Desert Group Vehicles

Product code:  09838MIL
Contains a plethora of colour photos. Content covers history, walkaround, interior-detail, engine detail and chassis detail.

Defeating the Panzer-Stuka Menace: British Spigot Weapons of the Second World War

Product code:  87156AVI
Unlike conventional mortars, a spigot mortar does not have a barrel through with the round is fired. Instead, the general concept involves a steel rod - the Spigot - onto which the bomb is placed before it is fired. This design was, as David Lister reveals, the basis of a number of successful weapons used during the Second World War. The myth of the PIAT man-portable anti-tank weapon is, for example, tied closely to British paratroopers struggling in the ruins of Arnhem with an inadequate design...

German Tank Destroyers

Product code:  09063MIL
From the early days of World War II, it was clear that the Wehrmacht's antitank units would need to be motorized as existing horse- or automobile-drawn units were too slow to be effective. Initially, antitank guns were mounted onto available, usually obsolete, tank chassis, such as the Panzerjager I and II. However German engineers would soon turn to the heavy chasses of the Panzer IV, the Panther, and the Tiger for their tank hunters. This account, illustrated by hundreds of period photos, exam...

Tank Combat in Spain: Armored Warfare During the Spanish Civil War 1936-39

Product code:  09704MIL2
Although Spain had been for many years on the periphery of the great affairs of Europe, within a few months of the Civil War breaking out in 1936, three out of the four major European powers - Italy, Germany, and the Soviet Union - decided to intervene. Spain turned out to be the perfect proving ground to carry out controlled, realistic experiments with live weapons and troops. This book covers the theories of the three main contributors that provided armour to the warring parties in the civil w...

The Combat History of German Tiger Tank Battalion 503 in WWII

Product code:  39344MIL
Hundreds of photos of Tiger tanks in action. Text chronicles the unit's combat operations in the East and West. Personal accounts from the men who rode in these battlefield behemoths.

Top Drawings 7112 The German Armoured Infantry Support Gun Sturmpanzer IV Brummbar

Product code:  73274MIL
Begins with a brief introduction and continues with a plethora of line drawings in various scales as well as colour profiles.

T-34 Shock: The Soviet Legend in Pictures

Product code:  58461MIL
While most tank enthusiasts can differentiate between the T-34/76 and the T-34-85, identifying different factory production batches has proven more elusive. Until now, with nearly six hundred photographs, mostly taken by soldiers who both operated and fought against the T-34, this book seeks to catalogue and contextualise even the subtlest details to create a true T-34 continuum. The book begins with the antecedents of the T-34, the ill-fated BT fast tank series and the influence of the traumati...

Tankcraft (29) Hetzer - Jagdpanzer 38 Tank Destroyer German Army & Waffen-SS, Western Front 1944-45

Product code:  91184MIL
By 1944 the German army was on the defensive on all fronts and Allied bombing was putting increasing pressure on the nation's industrial output. Since the earliest days of the war the Germans had experimented with mounting anti-tank weapons on obsolete chassis and one of the most successful of these would prove to be the Jagdpanzer 38, more often referred to today as the Hetzer. Small and unimposing the Hetzer's appearance belied its effectiveness. Armed with the powerful 7.5cm L/48 gun, the sa...

Legends of Warfare: Sherman Tank Vol.4 The M4A3 Medium Tank in World War II and Korea

Product code:  61425MIL
Powered by a massive Ford V-8 engine, the M4A3 Sherman was the standard tank of the US Army during the later stages of WWII, as well as the Korean War. The M4A3 was also supplied to the Marines during WWII, when the Corps faced a shortage of their preferred M4A2. The M4A3 was used by both services during the Korean War and was supplied in large numbers to Allied nations during the post-WWII rebuilding process.

Legends of Warfare: GMC DUKW - America's Amphibious Duck in World War II and Korea

Product code:  60916MIL
The General Motors Corporation DUKW was without a doubt the most successful amphibious military vehicle ever constructed. This is due in large part to the enormous amount of scientific and engineering talent that was devoted to the project. Included in the design team were America's Cup winner Rod Stephens, adventurer and environmentalist Dennis Puleston, and scientist and engineer Palmer C.