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Tanks of World War Two

Jean Restayn

Tanks of World War Two

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Published by Histoire & Collections, 1995. in Poole, Dorset .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementcolour plates by Jean Restayn ; text by Jean Restayn ... [et al.] ; [translation Julia Finel].
ContributionsFinel, Julia.
The Physical Object
Pagination144p. :
Number of Pages144
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22297181M
ISBN 102908182386

In Planthe Entente hoped to commit over 30, tanks to battle in that year. Already in January and February quite substantial orders were made, at that moment with a total number of much larger than the British ones. De Mole noted in that he was urged by friends before the war to approach the Germans with his design, but declined to do so for patriotic reasons. Most of the suppliers below I have done business with and find many of these to be my favorites. At a fundamental level, it was a mistake for him to attack countries whose capitals he had no way to reach.

This began to be offset by late but the Wehrmacht continued to enjoy a 12—18 month lead in tank and anti-tank gun development and production until the end of The committee, therefore, looked for an appropriate code term for the vehicles. Weapons mounted in tanks have ranged from single rifle-calibre machine guns to, in recent years, long-barreled guns of or mm 4. In Julythe French used tanks mostly FTs at the Battle of Soissonsand there were even larger assaults planned for the next year.

It symbolized the sheer power and might of the Nazi war machine and until midno ally war machine had the strength and penetration power to directly face a Tiger in combat. The term tank, as in water tank, was in December finally accepted as its official designation. The M4 Medium became the second-most-produced tank of World War II, and was the only tank to be used by virtually all Allied forces thanks to the American lend-lease program ; approximately 40, M4 Mediums were produced during the war. Ian V. But French tanks were not used until Aprilwhereas British tanks were first sent into action on September 15, It was still common for them to get stuck, especially in larger bomb craters, but overall the rhomboid shape allowed for extreme terrain mobility.


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Tanks of World War Two book

In Decemberthe influential Colonel Estienne made the Supreme Command very enthusiastic about the idea of creating an armoured force based on these vehicles; strong Army support for tanks was a constant during the decades that followed. Could the Axis and Allied countries have performed a searching, clear-eyed inventory of their respective strengths and weaknesses and decided beforehand that there was no point in having a world war?

Only a few saw combat, on Guadalcanal. The Axis countries lived in a fantasy world—they believed their own propaganda, which argued that, for reasons of race and ideology, they were unbeatable. It has an impressive collection of WW2 tanks and in January I had the chance to finally spend some time looking round this collection.

Intended as an improvement of the M4 Sherman, the prolonged time of development meant that only a small number saw combat in the European theater, most notably in the 9th Armored Division's dramatic dash to take the Bridge at Remagen.

They only developed one type of tank which saw combat in the war. Had a high-powered 77 mm main gun that was a shortened variation of 17 pounder gun. On 12 February an initial order for "Mother" type vehicles was made, later expanded to Hampered by restricted expenditure in the years leading up the war and still organised for operations in Imperial defence as an expeditionary force, the British Army entered the war unprepared for the very sort of combat its influential theorists such as J.

Fosters of Lincoln built the 14 ton " Little Willie ", which first ran on 8 September. Very good quality, all sizes, custom work too. De Mole noted in that he was urged by friends before the war to approach the Germans with his design, but declined to do so for patriotic reasons.

In fact the usefulness of the tank could not be better displayed than during this time where a single British tank captured the entire city of Tsaritsin. That this would happen was at first far from certain; some in the French army lobbied for the alternative mass production of super-heavy tanks.

But he was wrong about the strength of the the Luftwaffe, which was not as good as he—or the Nazis—believed it to be.

Tanks of World War 2

Given the lack of tank design and production experience, it is remarkable that the United States designs were as good as they were. In total, the Axis fielded only sixteen carriers; the Allies, a hundred and fifty-five.

Many feel that because the British Commander Field Marshal Douglas Haig was himself a horse cavalryman, his command failed to appreciate the value of tanks. Litko Aerosystems. For articles on related military platforms, see amphibious assault vehicle and armoured vehicle.

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