Tanks (Gallery)

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This book takes readers into the evolutionary process that occurs in every major tank-producing nation in the world--America, Germany, England, France, and Russia—via a series of black and white and color images from World War I through today. To back up the images there are specifications on many of the better-known tanks as well as factoid boxes that explain many of the features that make up the tanks.    

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From the differences that distinguish the various models to the national philosophies that led to particular characteristics, Tanks covers the evolution of tank designers’ efforts to develop the best mobility, armor protection, and firepower for their countries’ ground forces.

The story of how the world’s tanks have developed over the decades does not follow a strict timeline, but is a tapestry in which each design, from the earliest days to modern production, is influenced by the rich history of its predecessors. Tanks illustrates landmark tank designs from every major tank-producing nation via a series of black-and-white and color images from World War I through today.

 

Featured tanks from around the world and through history include:

·         American M4 Sherman and M48 Patton

·         American M1 Abrams

·         German Panther

·         German Tiger E

·         Russian T34 and T55

·         Russian T72

·         British Centurion

·         French AMX-13

·         Israeli Merkava III

 

About the Author:

Michael Green is a freelance writer, researcher, and photographer who specializes in military, transportation, and law enforcement subjects, with more than eighty books to his credit.  In addition, he has written numerous articles for a variety of national and international military-related magazines.

 

James D. Brown served twenty years in the U.S. Army as an armor officer, with secondary specialty in research and development. His active duty service includes a four-year tour as an assistant professor of engineering at the United States Military Academy, where he taught combat vehicle design and automotive engineering.

Christophe Vallier is a freelance photographer specializing in military subjects, his main interest being in historical armored fighting vehicles of all nations.

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