Walker Bulldog vs T 54 Book

Walker Bulldog vs T 54


  • Author : Chris McNab
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-06-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 81
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472836106

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Walker Bulldog vs T 54 Excerpt :

During the Vietnam War, both the United States and the Soviet Union supplied all manner of weapon systems to the opposing sides, including tanks and armoured vehicles. Two tanks in particular took momentary prominence in the later years of the conflict. On the South Vietnamese side, it was the US M41 Walker Bulldog; for the communist North Vietnamese, the Soviet-supplied T-54 main battle tank was the core of their armoured power. In their first major engagement, during Operation Lam Son 719 (February–March 1971), it was the Walker Bulldog in the ascendant, but in later battles the T-54s inflicted heavy losses on their lighter opponents, taking the advantage through their superior manoeuvrability and gunnery. Illustrated with full-colour artwork as well as rare and revealing photographs from both sides, this book studies these two iconic tanks in Vietnamese service, examining how their differing designs and fighting doctrines affected their performance in this unique theatre of combat.

Walker Bulldog vs T 54 Book

Walker Bulldog vs T 54


  • Author : Chris McNab
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-06-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 81
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472836113

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Walker Bulldog vs T 54 Excerpt :

During the Vietnam War, both the United States and the Soviet Union supplied all manner of weapon systems to the opposing sides, including tanks and armoured vehicles. Two tanks in particular took momentary prominence in the later years of the conflict. On the South Vietnamese side, it was the US M41 Walker Bulldog; for the communist North Vietnamese, the Soviet-supplied T-54 main battle tank was the core of their armoured power. In their first major engagement, during Operation Lam Son 719 (February–March 1971), it was the Walker Bulldog in the ascendant, but in later battles the T-54s inflicted heavy losses on their lighter opponents, taking the advantage through their superior manoeuvrability and gunnery. Illustrated with full-colour artwork as well as rare and revealing photographs from both sides, this book studies these two iconic tanks in Vietnamese service, examining how their differing designs and fighting doctrines affected their performance in this unique theatre of combat.

Walker Bulldog vs T 54 Book

Walker Bulldog vs T 54


  • Author : Chris McNab
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-06-27
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 81
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472836113

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Walker Bulldog vs T 54 Excerpt :

During the Vietnam War, both the United States and the Soviet Union supplied all manner of weapon systems to the opposing sides, including tanks and armoured vehicles. Two tanks in particular took momentary prominence in the later years of the conflict. On the South Vietnamese side, it was the US M41 Walker Bulldog; for the communist North Vietnamese, the Soviet-supplied T-54 main battle tank was the core of their armoured power. In their first major engagement, during Operation Lam Son 719 (February–March 1971), it was the Walker Bulldog in the ascendant, but in later battles the T-54s inflicted heavy losses on their lighter opponents, taking the advantage through their superior manoeuvrability and gunnery. Illustrated with full-colour artwork as well as rare and revealing photographs from both sides, this book studies these two iconic tanks in Vietnamese service, examining how their differing designs and fighting doctrines affected their performance in this unique theatre of combat.

Tanks in the Easter Offensive 1972 Book

Tanks in the Easter Offensive 1972


  • Author : William E. Hiestand
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-02-17
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 49
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472849007

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Tanks in the Easter Offensive 1972 Excerpt :

This study explains how the armies of North and South Vietnam, newly equipped with the most modern Soviet and US tanks and weaponry, fought the decisive armored battles of the Easter Offensive. Wearied by years of fighting against Viet Cong guerillas and North Vietnamese regulars, the United States had almost completely withdrawn its forces from Vietnam by early 1972. Determined to halt the expansion and improvement of South Vietnamese forces under the U.S. “Vietnamization” program, North Vietnam launched a major fourteen-division attack in March 1972 against the South that became known as the “Easter Offensive.” Hanoi's assault was spearheaded by 1,200 tanks and was counteracted on the opposite side by Saigon's newly equipped armored force using U.S. medium tanks. The result was ferocious fighting between major Cold War-era U.S. and Soviet tanks and mechanized equipment, pitting M-48 medium and M-41 light tanks against their T- 54 and PT-76 rivals in a variety of combat environments ranging from dense jungle to urban terrain. Both sides employed cutting-edge weaponry for the first time, including the U.S. TOW and Soviet 9M14 Malyutk wire-guided anti-tank missiles. This volume examines the tanks, armored forces and weapons that clashed in this little-known campaign in detail, using after-action reports from the battlefield and other primary sources to analyze the technical and organizational factors that shaped the outcome. Despite the ARVN's defensive success in October 1972, North Vietnam massively expanded its armor forces over the next two years while U.S. support waned. This imbalance with key strategic misjudgments by the South Vietnamese President led to the stunning defeat of the South in 1975 when T54 tanks crashed through the fence surrounding the Presidential palace and took Saigon on 30 April 1975.

Tanks at the Iron Curtain 1946   60 Book

Tanks at the Iron Curtain 1946 60


  • Author : Steven J. Zaloga
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-11-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 49
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472843302

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Tanks at the Iron Curtain 1946 60 Excerpt :

A study of the Soviet and NATO armored forces that faced each other off in Central Europe in the early Cold War, and how their technology, tactics, and doctrine were all rapidly developed. For 45 years, the most disputed point in the World was the dividing line between East and West in Europe; here the use and development of tanks was key. In this fully illustrated study, author Steve Zaloga, describes how Soviet and NATO tanks were deployed in the early years of the Cold War, and how a generation of tanks such as the Soviet T-44/T-54 and IS-3, British Centurion, US Army M26/M46 Pershing (all developed during World War II) saw extensive service after the war had ended. Initial post-war generation tanks including the Soviet T-54A, T-10 heavy tank, British late-model Centurions, Conqueror, US Army M41, M47, M48 and the French AMX-13 are examined in detail alongside the most important technical trends of the era: the development of shaped-charge anti-tank projectiles, the influence of anti-tank missiles, and the introduction of chemical/nuclear protection and night fighting equipment. The book also considers the influence of post-war doctrine and tactics on tank technology and the effect of regional conflicts such as the 1950 Korean War, the war in Indo-China, and the 1956 Mid East War on tank warfare.

AK914   MODELING T54   T55 EN Book

AK914 MODELING T54 T55 EN


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : AK-INTERACTIVE, S.L.
  • Release Date : 2023-01-28
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

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AK914 MODELING T54 T55 EN Excerpt :

MiniArt’s first collaboration with AK-Interactive brings as a result this fantastic book backed by the quality and originality of both brands.This book covers the scale models of this iconic tank, and the new MiniArt mod-els, showing 6 extensive and amazing step-by-step articles, and numerous curi-osities of the different versions and evolutions. A book that a modeler can ́t miss even if you are not a fan of this tank. The T-54 and T-55 are a family of tanks designed in the Soviet Union, descendants of the armored vehicles used during the II WW by this ancient power. The T-55 is sibling of the T-54 which was developed from this with a series of important modifications and that saw the light in 1955. Basically, it is actually an improve-ment of the T-54 which was decided to change its name for some reason, but that retains so much of the initial design that it should have been a T-54 with its bullet corresponding to the revised version. One of the most important improvements offered by the T-54/55 with respect to the old tanks was the incorporation of the 100mm cannon that some units of the T-44 already introduced. The hull is formed by welded plates and the tower is made of cast iron … This is how the best mod-eling book oriented to these iconic tanks begins.

Vietnam Tracks Book
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Vietnam Tracks


  • Author : Simon Dunstan
  • Publisher : Osprey Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004-01-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 1841768332

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M48 Patton vs Centurion Book

M48 Patton vs Centurion


  • Author : David R. Higgins
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-01-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472810946

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M48 Patton vs Centurion Excerpt :

The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 witnessed some of the largest tank battles since World War II, notably between India's British-made Centurion Mk 7s and the American-made M48 Pattons fielded by Pakistan. The two countries' tank regiments, many of which shared a proud legacy in the British Indian Army, fought one another in the difficult terrain of Jammu and Kashmir, the focus of a long-running dispute between India and Pakistan. The armoured clashes at Asal Uttar, Chawinda and Phillora would demonstrate that the Centurion, with its powerful gun and lower profile, generally proved superior to the faster, lighter but overly complex Patton. Featuring full-colour artwork, expert analysis and archive photographs, this is the full story of the clash between two leading tanks of the Cold War era that were never designed to fight each other, but rather to line up on battlefields as allies.

Tanks Book

Tanks


  • Author : Michael E. Haskew
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2011-12-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448859801

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Tanks Excerpt :

Presents illustrations, historical notes, facts, and specifications for tanks, ranging from the very first combat tanks of World War I, to some of the most modern designs in use today.

Fire from the Sky Book

Fire from the Sky


  • Author : Richard C Knott
  • Publisher : Naval Institute Press
  • Release Date : 2016-02-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612513775

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Fire from the Sky is the first complete history of the most decorated Navy squadron of the Vietnam War. Richard C. Knott tells the dramatic history of the HAL-3 Seawolves, the U.S. Navy's first and only helicopter gunship squadron of the Vietnam War. The squadron was established “in country” to support the fast, pugnacious river patrol boats of the brown water navy. Flying combat-worn Hueys borrowed from the Army, the mission of the Seawolves quickly expanded to include rapid response air support to any friendly force in the Delta needing immediate assistance. The Seawolves inserted SEALs deep into enemy territory, and extracted them, often despite savage enemy opposition. They rescued friendly combatants from almost certain capture or death, and evacuated the wounded when Medevac helicopters were not available.

Tanks of the Second World War Book

Tanks of the Second World War


  • Author : Thomas Anderson
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release Date : 2017-01-31
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473859326

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Tanks of the Second World War Excerpt :

This book lists all the important tanks used in the Second World War, both by the Allied (England, France, Russia and the USA) and Axis Powers (Germany, Italy and Japan). Thomas Anderson, an expert on the history of the Second World War, offers an in-depth volume detailing the vehicles, their use in battle and relevant technical specifications. This comprehensive survey is full of authentic eyewitness accounts as well as being profusely illustrated with many photographs having never been published before.

Sagger Anti Tank Missile vs M60 Main Battle Tank Book
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Sagger Anti Tank Missile vs M60 Main Battle Tank


  • Author : Chris McNab
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-01-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 81
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472825797

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Sagger Anti Tank Missile vs M60 Main Battle Tank Excerpt :

The 1973 Yom Kippur War rewrote the textbook on the tactics of modern armored warfare. Unlike the previous major Arab-Israeli war of 1967, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) faced an enemy that had invested heavily in modern Soviet weapon systems and tactics. Using detailed colour artwork and insightful analysis, this book explains how the effective use of the Soviet-supplied AT-3 Sagger (9M14 Malyutka) anti-tank missile allowed small Arab tank-killing teams to destroy Israeli armor at an astonishing rate. It also analyses the tank that opposed it, the US-built M60A1, which had to fight for survival against the Arab Saggers, and shows how in both the Sinai and the Golan Heights, the IDF quickly learned that firepower and infantry/artillery cooperation were the keys to their survival.

 Ironsides  Book
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Ironsides


  • Author : Harold A. Skaarup
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2011-08-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 1462034659

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Ironsides Excerpt :

Major Hal Skaarup has woven together an informative and detailed synopsis of the carefully preserved and restored armoured fighting vehicles on display in Canada. He highlights the importance of these upon key turning points in history when these AFVs were in use as tools of war at home and overseas. We often associate the evolution of military prowess with the advancement of sophisticated technology. Major Skaarup's descriptions of Canadian armour as it evolved to the level it has today reveals that military planners have had to be continuously creative in adapting to the changes in modern combat. They had to devise many intricate techniques, tactics and procedures to overcome the insurgents and opposition forces faced in Afghanistan and future overseas missions where Canadian armour will be brought into play. This guide book will show the interested reader where to find examples of the historical armour preserved in Canada, and perhaps serve as a window on how Canada’s military contribution to safety and security in the world has evolved.

British Army of the Rhine Book

British Army of the Rhine


  • Author : Paul Chrystal
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-09-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526728548

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British Army of the Rhine Excerpt :

The nervous geopolitical tension between East and West, the Cold War, emerged before the end of the Second World War and lasted until 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union. The British Army of the Rhine was born in 1945 out of the British Liberation Army at the close of the war as the military government of the British zone of occupied Germany. As the Soviet threat increased, so BAOR became less of an occupational army and assumed the role of defender of Western Europe, and as a major contributor to NATO after 1949.This book traces and examines the changing role of BAOR from 1945 to its demise in the 1993 Options for Change defence cuts. It looks at the part it played in the defence of West Germany, its effectiveness as a Cold War deterrent, the garrisons and capabilities, logistics and infrastructure, its arms and armour, the nuclear option and the lives of the thousands of families living on the front line.

US World War II Amphibious Tactics Book

US World War II Amphibious Tactics


  • Author : Gordon L. Rottman
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-09-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782004561

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US World War II Amphibious Tactics Excerpt :

The US armed forces were responsible for many tactical innovations during the years 1941–45, but in no field was US mastery more complete than amphibious warfare. In the vast, almost empty battlefield of the Pacific the US Navy and Marine Corps were obliged to develop every aspect of the amphibious assault landing in painstaking detail, from the design of many new types of vessel, down to the tactics of the rifle platoon hitting the beach, and the logistic system without which they could not have fought their way inland. This fascinating study offers a clear, succinct explanation of every phase of these operations as they evolved during the war years, illustrated with detailed color plates and photographs.