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By the final stages of W.W. II the American Sherman had become the mainstay of British and Commonwealth armies. However German tanks had increased their armour thickness which mean its original 75 mm gun was no longer adequate. To counter this the 17-pdr anti-tank gun was fitted to many tanks, providing them with enough firepower to defeat the Tigers and Panthers. This book covers the Firefly’s development, production and service in British, Canadian, New Zealand, South African, Czechoslovak and Polish armies. It includes 148 period black and white photos, extracts from original documents, 1/35th scale plans and colour plates. Its author has researched British AFVs for over 40 years, written two other books for Model Centrum Progres and contributed many articles to professional and modelling magazines.