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1-978001 001 P-51 MUSTANG vs Fw 190 1 vol, 72 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978002 002 SHERMAN FIREFLY vs TIGER 1 vol, 72 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978003 003 U-BOATS vs DESTROYER ESCORTS 1 vol, 72 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978004 004 PANTHER vs T-34 1 vol, 72 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978005 005 SPITFIRE vs Bf 109 1 vol, 72 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978006 006 USN CARRIERS vs IJN CARRIERS 1 vol, 72 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978007 007 SOPWITH CAMEL vs FOKKER 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978008 008 P-40 WARHAWK vs KI-43 OSCAR 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978009 009 VICTORY vs REDOUTABLE:Trafalgar 1805 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978010 010 M3 MEDIUM TANK vs PANZER III 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978011 011 P-47 THUNDERBOLT vs Bf 109G/K 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978012 012 F-4 PHANTOM VS MIG-21 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978014 014 CONFEDERATE IRONCLADS vs UNION IRONCLADS 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978015 015 RUSSIAN BATTLESHIP vs JAPANESE BATTLESHIP 1904 1 vol, 72 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978016 016 SEAFIRE vs A6M ZERO Products of vastly different design philosophies, the Seafire F III and the A6M Zero were never intended to meet in combat, and never should have. The Zero, extremely nimble at low speeds was purpose-built as a shipboard fighter. In contrast, the Spitfire was intended to operate from established airfields, and needed to be adapted as a carrier fighter.

The book examines these two iconic fighters and their two very different histories, using fantastic artwork and first-hand accounts to illustrate the last aerial duel of World War II, as the British Seafire overcame its critics to emerge victorious over the Japanese Zero.

Contents: Introduction; Chronology; Design and Development; The Strategic Situation; Technical Specifications; The Combatants; Combat; and Statistics and Analysis. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978018 018 M1 ABRAMS vs T-72 URAL 1 vol, 72 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978020 020 SE 5a vs Albatros D V 1 vol, 72 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978021 021 Centurian vs T-55 1 vol, 72 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978023 023 USN F-4 Phantom II vs VPAF MiG-17 1 vol, 72 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978024 024 Fw 190 Sturmbock vs B-17 Flying Fortress 1 vol, 72 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978025 025 Fw 200 Condor vs Atlanic Convoy By the summer of 1941, the Condor attacks had succeeded so well that Churchill called them 'the scourge of the Atlantic'. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978026 026 P-38 Lighting vs Ki-61 Tony-New Guinea 1943-44 1 vol, 72 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978027 027 German Commerce Raider vs British Cruiser - The Atlantic & The Pacific During World War II, the Kriegsmarine armed a number of merchant vessels with concealed guns and torpedo tubes for surprise attacks against Allied shipping. To counter this deadly threat, the Royal Navy employed cruisers and their intelligence-gathering apparatus to find and destroy the disguised German commerce raiders. This Duel title covers the deadly game of cat and mouse, fought by these surface vessels during World War II.

1 vol, 72 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978028 028 Mirage III vs MiG-21: Six Day War 1967 Although the opposing forces of the Six Day War were both flying comparable third-generation Mach 2 jet fighters, the pilots were trained to different standards, and were expected to utilize different tactics. Using the latest research, first-hand accounts, and specially commissioned artwork, Shlomo Aloni tells the dramatic story of the dogfights in the skies over the Middle East.
1 vol, 80 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978035 Davies, Peter F-105 WILD WEASEL vs SA-2 'GUIDELINE' SAM: Vietnam 1965-73 The Vietnam war was the first conflict that saw extensive use of surface-to-air anti-aircraft missiles, and thus became a training ground for the tactics of this new type of battle. This Duel presents this story in the context of two of the main opponents: America's top fighter-bomber and the NVA's best anti-aircraft missile. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978072 Dildy, Doug 072 F-15C EAGLE vs MIG-23/25 Designed following the relatively poor performance of America's multi-role fighters during the Vietnam War, the F-15 Eagle was conceived as a dedicated air superiority fighter. After 15 years, the Eagle didn't fight in Europe, they battled the MiGs of Saddam Hussein's Iraqi air force.

This book analyses the combat between the American and Soviet 'Cold War fighters' in a balanced manner, examining how the technical abilities of the aircraft combined with the different levels of training available to opposing pilots and ground crews allowed the F-15s to destroy the Iraqi offensive abilities within weeks of the First Gulf War starting. Packed with artwork, illustrations, and photographs, this book places the reader in the cockpit during one of the last major dogfighting air wars in modern history. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978046 Forczyk, Robert 046 PANZERJAGER vs KV-1 - EASTERN FRONT 1941-43 On the Soviet side, based upon lessons from the Spanish Civil War, the Red Army decided to develop a heavy breakthrough tank to smash enemy infantry defenses. This resulted in the KV-1 and KV-2 tanks, introduced in 1939.

At the start of Operation Barbarossa, both these tanks were virtually invulnerable to the weapons of the Panzerjager and demonstrated their ability to overrun German infantry on several occasions. This advantage gave the Red Army a window of opportunity between the fall of 1941 and the spring of 1942 to use their heavy tanks to repel the German invasion in a series of desperate counteroffensives. Yet the window of Soviet advantage was a narrow one and the duel between the Soviet KV heavy tanks and German Panzerjager had a major impact upon the struggle for the strategic initiative in 1941-42. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978051 Forczyk, Robert 051 BF110 vs LANCASTER The RAF introduced the Avro Lancaster in 1942 and used it to spearhead this aerial offensive. In response, the Luftwaffe created an elite nightfighter force based primarily upon the Bf 110. The Luftwaffe was quick to equip it with airborne radar that allowed it to intercept and destroy Lancasters over Germany. In turn, the RAF adopted countermeasures such as the Monica rearward-looking radar to alert Lancaster crews to the approach of nightfighters.

In May 1943, the Luftwaffe suddenly developed a novel technical and tactical approach to attacking RAF bombers. The new tactic proved amazingly successful, and British bombers could be attacked from below with no warning. For its part, the RAF failed to detect the new German tactic for six crucial months, during which time its Lancaster bombers were almost defenseless against this new threat.

In time, however, the German advantage of surprise was lost and the RAF developed countermeasures to deal with the new threat. The duel between upgraded Bf 110s and Lancasters in the night skies over Germany became increasingly dominated by cutting-edge technology, which would determine the efficacy of strategic bombing. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978057 Greentree, David 057 Q SHIP vs U-BOAT 1914-18 Q ships came in all shapes and sizes -- coastal steamer, trawler, barque, yacht, and schooner -- but all had to look harmless in order to lure their opponents to the surface and encourage them to attack. Armaments differed according to ship size; steamers commonly had 4in guns mounted amidships and in the bow, trawlers 3-pdrs and sailing ships 12-pdrs.

Those who served on Q ships had to accept that their U-boat opponents would be able to strike first. Q ship captains kept ready a 'panic crew', which was trained to act out an elaborate evacuation to convince the U-boat commander that the ship was being abandoned by its crew. The Q ship captain would remain behind with a handful of other crewmen manning the guns, which remained hidden until the most opportune time to unmask and engage the U-boat.

The Q ship concept had emerged early in the war when no other method seemed likely to counter the U-boat threat, and flourished until new technologies and tactics were developed, tested and implemented. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978074 Greentree, David 074 BRITISH SUBMARINE vs ITALIAN TORPEDO BOAT: Mediterranean 1940-43 As the war in North Africa escalated, Axis war efforts became increasingly dependent on supply lines across the Mediterranean. The British deployed submarines from the besieged island of Malta while Italy deployed torpedo boats to protect and escort Axis convoys. Includes specially commissioned full-color artwork and carefully chosen archive photographs. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978075 Guardia, Mike 075 BRADLEY vs BMP: Desert Storm 1991 In the mid-1960s, the Soviet Union unveiled the BMP, the first true infantry fighting vehicle. A revolutionary design, the BMP marked a significant departure from the traditional armored personnel carrier, with a lower silhouette and heavier armament than rival APCs.

One of the most fearsome light-armored vehicles of its day, it caused great consternation on the other side of the Iron Curtain as the Americans scrambled to design a machine to rival the BMP. The result was the M2/M3 Bradley. These Cold War icons first clashed -- not on the plains of Europe, but in southern Iraq during the Gulf War of 1991.

Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork, this is the absorbing story of the origins, development and combat performance of the BMP and Bradley, culminating in the bloody battles of the Gulf War. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978047 Gustavsson, Hakan 047 Gladiator vs CR.42 Falco 1940-41 Both the Gloster Gladiator and the Fiat CR.42 Falco represented the peak in the development of the biplane fighter, which could trace its lineage back to World War I. However, by the time both aircraft entered service in the late 1930s, they were already obsolete. Nevertheless, they gave sterling service on all fronts in the Mediterranean and Africa in 1940-41. Indeed, the CR.42 was the Regia Aeronautica's staple fighter in both North and East Africa, Greece, and over Malta in 1940-41, during which time its pilots routinely fought British and Commonwealth squadrons equipped in the main with Gladiator biplanes.

Some bitter dogfights were fought between these two types as the Allies attempted to gain control of the skies over North Africa, Greece and East Africa. Both types were flown in the main by highly experienced pre-war pilots, and this in turn made for some closely fought engagements. The first known combat between the CR.42 and the Gladiator took place on 14 June 1940 over North Africa and the last engagement between the two types occurred on 24 October 1941 over the East African front. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978059 Guttman, Jon 059 NIEUPORT 11/16 BEBE vs FOKKER EINDECKER: Western Front 1916 The appearance in July 1915 of the Fokker E I heralded a reign of terror over the Western Front that the Allies called the 'Fokker Scourge'. The French Nieuport 11 was one type desperately thrown into action to counter the Fokkers. The swirling dogfights between this fighter - and its more powerful but more unwieldy stablemate, the Nieuport 16 - and a succession of improved Fokkers, the E II, E III, and E IV, came to symbolize air combat in World War I.

This book gives a detailed look at the developmental history of the fighters, contrasting the interrupter gear-equipped Fokker with the more improvised solution incorporated in the Nieuport - a machine gun fitted to the upper wing to avoid the propeller entirely. The Germans went on to abandon the monoplane in favor of a new and deadly generation of biplane fighters, based on the lessons learned from these vicious engagements and influenced by the success of the French Nieuport. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978049 Higgins, David 049 MARK IV vs A7V The German A7V and the British Mark IV were similar in weight, size, and speed, but differed significantly in armor, armament, and maneuverability. The A7V had thicker armor, and had nearly double the horsepower per ton. The Mark IV's pair of side-mounted 6pdr cannons forced the vehicle to present its side arc to an enemy in order to fire one of its main guns. Possessing twice as many machine guns as the Mark IV, the A7V had a frontally mounted 57mm gun that proved capable of defeating the Mark IV's armour. The Mark IV's rhomboid design proved superior in crossing trenches, climbing obstacles and moving over rough terrain.

As the first tank-versus-tank engagement in history, the fighting around Villers-Bretonneux showcased the British Mark IV and German A7V designs. Although not purpose-built to combat enemy armor, both vehicles proved the viability of such operations, which during the postwar period led to key advances in suspension, armor, gunsights, ammunition, and command and control. While the British continued to develop their armored forces, German armor development never materialized, and only in the postwar period did they address the issue 1 vol, 80 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978058 Higgins, David 058 JAGDPANTHER vs SU-100: Eastern Front 1945 As World War II in Europe reached its end, armour development and doctrine had experienced several years of massively accelerated change, especially within the crucible of the Eastern Front. The German Jagdpanther and Soviet SU-100, both turretless tank-destroyer designs based on a 'traditional' turret-tank chassis, were the culminating examples of how the progression of experience, resources, and time constraints produced vehicles that were well suited for roles of defence and offence, respectively.

The Jagdpanther represented a well-balanced solution and an excellent use of limited resources, while the SU-100 was a natural progression of the SU-85, where numbers produced compensated for rudimentary construction, poor crew comfort, and limited optics. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978071 Higgins, David 071 M48 PATTON vs CENTURION: Indo-Pakistani War 1965 The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 witnessed the largest tank battles seen since World War II, notably between India's British-made Centurion Mk 7s and the American-made M48 Pattons fielded by Pakistan. Following nearly two decades of tensions and sporadic conflict between India and Pakistan, in August 1965 several thousand Pakistani soldiers entered the disputed territory of Kashmir disguised as local civilians, to which India responded with a successful ground assault. The ensuing battles would demonstrate that the Centurion, with its powerful gun and heavier armour, generally proved superior to the faster, lighter, but overly complex Patton.

Featuring full-color artwork, expert analysis and absorbing combat accounts, 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. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978066 Higgins, David H 066 PANZER II vs 7TP -- Poland 1939 Hitler's lightning invasion of Poland in 1939 marked the beginning of World War II in Europe. This was the period when armored warfare inscribed itself into global consciousness as the Poles desperately sought to stave off the Blitzkrieg.

At the heart of the fighting on the ground, large numbers of Nazi Germany's PzKpfw II battled against Poland's better-armed but much less numerous 7TP tank. The two types both possessed unique strengths and weaknesses - unlike the 7TP the PzKpfw II was always equipped with radio, which proved critical for command and control purposes in the heat of combat. But the German tank was blighted by thin armour, which could not withstand Polish gunfire at combat ranges.

This fully illustrated, detailed work evaluates the qualities and idiosyncrasies of each tank, giving a stark and arresting crewman's-eye-view of the brutal armored combat at the height of the invasion of Poland. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978037 Higgins, David R KING TIGER vs IS-2: Operation Solstice 1945 This book examines the technology and strategy that defined the outcome of the battles between the King Tiger and the IS-2. The Soviets had been quick to develop tanks that could fight the Tiger on an equal footing, but these were developed as part of a completely different strategy than that employed by the Germans. The King Tiger was a modern marvel, and remained unmatched in one-on-one combat. Technologically superior, with greater firepower and better armor than the Soviet IS-2, the King Tiger was a formidable opponent. However, the IS-2 was lighter, more maneuverable and most importantly, far more numerous. With overwhelming numerical superiority, the Soviets were able to simply overwhelm their opponents, negating the technical superiority of the King Tiger. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978029 Holmes, Tony 029 HURRICANE vs Bf 110 The Hurricane was the RAF's first monoplane fighter and saw significant combat during the fight over France and the Battle of Britain. One of its principal opponents in 1940 was the Bf 110 twin-engined, two-seat heavy fighter.

Following the invasion of France, these fighters clashed regularly as the RAF's Hurricanes attacked German bomber formations defended by Bf 110. Although the Hurricane had the upper hand when it came to maneuverability, the Bf 110 outclassed it in terms of fire power, with its mix of machine guns and cannon. This is the story of the dramatic battles in the skies over France and the Channel as Britain desperately tried to hold back the German onslaught from her shores.
1 vol, 80 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978067 Holmes, Tony 067 SPITFIRE II/V vs Bf 109F: Channel Front 1940-42 With stunning artwork and detailed analysis, this volume provides a pilot's view of the dramatic clashes between these two legendary fighters, as some of the most gifted and 'big name' aces of World War II went head to head in the skies of NorthWest Europe.

As the Battle of Britain approached its conclusion, two new versions of the famous Spitfire and Messerschmitt Bf 109 arrived on the scene. The RAF could see that the Luftwaffe were stepping down their incursions into British airspace, and went on to the offensive. The Spitfire Mark II, and increasingly the Mark V, would fly over the picturesque English channel in fighter sweeps, or to escort vulnerable Blenheim bombers - waiting for them was the Bf 109F 'Friedrich'. Yet despite the reversal of offensive and defensive dispositions, and despite the Luftwaffe deploying the bulk of their fighter. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978030 Isby, David 030 M60 vs T-62 Designed for the battlefields of Europe at the height of the Cold War, the M60 and T-62 were the premier combat tanks of their day. However, it was in the deserts of the Middle East that they finally met in battle. This new Duel title examines the design and development of these main battle tanks, identifying their strengths and weaknesses, and describing and analyzing their performance on the battlefield during the Yom Kippur War, the Iran-Iraq War, and the first Gulf War. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978039 Khazanov, Dmitriy 039 LA-5/7 vs FW 190 Eastern Front 1942-45 Soviet fighter aviation suffered terribly at the hands of the Jagdwaffe in the first year of the war in the east and, with the arrival of JG 51 and its Fw 190s on the Stalingrad Front in September 1942, things only got worse. However, help was on its way in the form of the La-5. Tougher, faster, and with a greater rate of climb than its predecessors, most were flow by a new generation of better-trained pilots led by combat veterans. These new fighters soon found themselves pitted into action on the Central Sector against the equally new Fw 190As of JG 51. From then on, these two fighters would battle it out in the skies over the Eastern Front. This book tells the complete story of the battles between these two important fighters. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978065 Khazanov, Dmitriy 065 Bf 109E/F vs Yak-1/7: Eastern Front 1941-42 Step into the cockpits of the Luftwaffe's Bf 109 and the Red Air Force's Yaks 1-7, two fighters which were involved in some of the largest, fiercest aerial battles in history. The Iconic Messerschmitt fighter and its combat hardened pilots inflicted a fearful beating on the Yaks in the beginning of the war. Some of the highest scoring aces in history benefitted from the Bf 109's technical superiority over the overweight and underpowered Yak 1, racking up incredible successes against their poorly trained and equipped adversaries.

And yet, as the Soviets accumulated combat experience, their tactics improved, as did their mounts in the upgraded Yak 1B and gradually, the Red Force eroded the Luftwaffe's dominance of the skies in the eastern front, though with the 109G they would never lose qualitative superiority.

Featuring first-hand accounts from veteran pilots, rare archival photographs and expert analysis, this volume brings to life the vicious dogfights that took place between the Bf 109 and the Yak as they vied for mastery of the frozen skies of the Eastern Front. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978064 Konstam, Angus 064 BYZANTINE WARSHIP vs ARAB WARSHIP: 7th-11th Centuries For 400 years the Byzantine Empire's naval forces vied with the warships of the Islamic world for mastery of the Mediterranean. At the heart of this confrontation were the fighting vessels of the two powers, the Byzantine dromon and the Arabic shalandi, both oared warships. In those four centuries of warfare between two major maritime powers, both the Byzantines and the Arabs left us records of their doctrine and tactics, as well as of how their ships were built.

Featuring full-color artwork and rigorous analysis from an authority on naval warfare, this enthralling book offers a glimpse of the long-lost world of war at sea in the age of Byzantium.

Contents: Introduction, Chronology, The Strategic Situation, Design and Development, Technical Specifications, The Combatants, Combat, Analysis, Aftermath, Further Reading, and Index.
1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978040 Lardas, Mark 040 CSS Alabama vs USS Kearsarge: Cherbourg 1864 The most successful commerce raider of the Civil War, the CSS Alabama captured 60 merchant ships and fought two duels with ships of the US Navy. This book gives the complete story of the development of the Confederacy's commerce raiding force and the ships the Union set against them. Compiled from numerous first-hand accounts as well as archeological evidence, it covers the three famous battles of the commerce raiders, CSS Florida vs. USS Wachusett, CSS Alabama vs. USS Hatteras, and CSS Alabama vs. USS Kearsarge, analyzing the strengths and weakness of each of the combatants. While the American Civil War is usually considered a land war, there was plenty of blood in the water. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
NEW-softcover, available late November 2011 ......$18.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-978044 Lardas, Mark 044 BONHOMME RICHARD vs SERAPIS: Flamborough Head 1779 The clash between the American Bonhomme Richard and the British HMS Serapis during the American Revolutionary War is perhaps the most famous single-ship duel in history. This epic battle between two very similar ships - and crews - off the coast of Britain in September 1779 created two naval heroes: in victory, John Paul Jones became a figure that all future American naval officers would aspire to emulate, while Richard Pearson, in defeat, became a hero to the British for a tenacious defense that allowed the merchant vessels under his protection to escape.

Featuring specially commissioned full-color artwork, this is the story of an epic maritime clash at the height of the Revolutionary War that provided a founding legend for generations of US naval officers and demonstrated the intrepidity and fighting prowess of the fledgling US Navy. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978052 Lardas., Mark 052 BRITISH FRIGATE vs FRENCH FRIGATE 1793-1814 In the Age of Fighting Sail (1650-1820), ambitious officers of the navies of many nations sought command of a frigate. Speedy, nimble, and formidably armed, frigates often operated independently, unlike the larger ships of the line. Legendary sailors such as Edward Pellew and Charles-Alexandre Leon Durand, Comte de Linoise, found that commanding such a ship offered numerous opportunities for wealth.

In this book, four representative frigate duels are examined: first, a battle fought between two closely matched ships (HMS Nymphe (36) vs La Cleopatre (32); second, a victory won by an inferior British frigate over a superior French frigate (HMS Pallas (32) vs Minerve (40); third, a victory - the only one - by an inferior French frigate over a superior British frigate (HMS Ambuscade (32) vs Baionnaise (24), and fourth, victory of a superior British frigate over an inferior French frigate (HMS Indefatigable (44) of Hornblower fame vs La Virginie (40).

Featuring specially commissioned artwork and offering expert analysis, this study provides a vivid account of the bloody combats fought by the most romantic warship of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic era - the frigate. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978055 Laurie, Jim 055 FE 2b/d vs Albatros Scouts: Western Front 1916-17 In the spring of 1916 the deployment of the RFC's FE 2 - with its rotary engine 'pusher' configuration affording excellent visibility for its pilot and observer, and removing the need for synchronized machine guns - helped wrest aerial dominance from Imperial Germany's Fokker Eindecker monoplanes, and then contributed to retaining it throughout the Somme battles of that fateful summer.

However, by autumn German reorganization saw the birth of the Jagdstaffeln (specialized fighter squadrons) and the arrival of the new Albatros D scout, a sleek inline-engined machine built for speed and twin-gun firepower. Thus, for the remainder of 1916 and well into the next year an epic struggle for aerial superiority raged above the horrors of the Somme and Passchendaele battlefields, pitting the FE 2 against the better-armed and faster Albatros scouts that were focused on attacking and destroying their two-seater opponents.

In the end the Germans would regain air superiority, and hold it into the following summer with the employment of their new Jagdgeschwader (larger fighter groupings), but the FE 2 remained a tenacious foe that inflicted many casualties - some of whom were Germany's best aces (including The Red Baron). 1 vol, 80 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978042 Laurier, Jim 042 DH 2 vs ALBATROS D I/D II: Western Front 1916 Flown by Victoria Cross recipient Lanoe Hawker and the members of No 24 Sqn, the ungainly yet nimble DH 2 helped the Allies attain air superiority over the Somme in early 1916 and hold it through the summer. With its rotary engine 'pusher' configuration affording excellent visibility and eliminating the need for a synchronized machine gun, the DH 2 was more than a match for anything the Germans could put in the air. That is, until the arrival of the Albatros D II, a sleek inline-engined machine built for speed and with twin-gun firepower.

Thus, the later part of 1916 saw an epic struggle in the skies above the Somme pitting the maneuverable yet under-gunned DH 2s against the less nimble yet better armed and faster Albatros D IIs. In the end the Germans would regain air superiority, three squadron commanders - two of whom were considered pinnacles of their respective air forces - would lose their lives, and an up-and-coming pilot (Manfred von Richthofen) would triumph in a legendary dogfight and attain unimagined heights fighting with tactics learned from a fallen mentor. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978043 Laurier, Jim 043 M4 SHERMAN vs TYPE 97 CHI-HA: The Pacific 1945 Although US and Japanese tank forces first clashed in 1941, it was on in 1944 that tank-vs-tank action became more common as both sides poured larger numbers of tanks into the combat zone. These battles were a means of demonstrating each side's latest tank technology. For the US, the pinnacle of their tank machinery came in the form of the M4 Sherman and for the Japanese, their most notable feat of engineering was the smaller, yet still effective Type 97 Chi-Ha.

The last two campaigns of the war -- Iwo Jima and Okinawa -- saw tanks used by both sides, the Japanese finally concluding that 'the fight against the US Army is a fight against his M4 tanks.' The illustrations follow the usual Duel pattern with profile illustrations of the Type 97-kai Shinhoto Chi-ha and the M4A3, views showing the ammunition of both types, interior illustrations showing the turret layout in both types, and a battlescene showing the Type 97-kai in combat against US armor. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978061 Mersky, Peter 061 F-8 CRUSADER vs MIG-17: Vietnam 1965-72 Revered by Naval Aviators as the 'last of the gunfighters' due to its quartet of Colt-Browning Mk 12 20 mm cannon, the F-8 Crusader enjoyed great success against VPAF MiG-17s during the Rolling Thunder campaign of 1966-68. But, the MiG-17's unequalled low-speed manoeuvrability, small size and powerful cannon armament meant that the American forces didn't have it all their own way. This fully illustrated book, featuring photographs, maps, and battlescene artwork, reveals the tactics that were developed by pilots on both sides to give themselves the edge in air-to-air dogfights, allowing the reader to understand how the differing design and development doctrines played a part in combat.

Contents: Introduction; Chronology; Design and Development; Technical Specifications; The Strategic Situation; The Combatants; Combat; Statistics and Analysis; Aftermath; Further Reading; and Index.
1 vol, 80 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978063 Mersky, Peter 063 PANZER III vs SOMUA S 35: Belgium 1940 The armor clashes in May 1940 were the biggest the world had yet seen, as the sweeping German advances of that period came to epitomize Blitzkrieg. The Wehrmacht's Panzer III was well matched by the French Somua S35 tanks, the two representing very different design philosophies and yet both ranking among the best in the world at the time. Fully illustrated with specially commissioned color artwork, this work draws upon the latest research to provide a definitive analysis of the clash between these two high-quality, cutting-edge tank designs. It describes one of the key duels at the heart of a new type of warfare, in the epic battles at the outset of Hitler's conquest of France and the Low Countries.

Contents: Introduction; Chronology; Design and Development; Technical Specifications; The Combatants; The Strategic Situation; Combat; Statistics and Analysis; Conclusion; Further Reading; and Index.
1 vol, 80 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978038 Molesworth, Carl P-40 WARHAWK vs BF 109: MTO 1942-44 Although the P-40 and the Bf 109 joined the air war over North Africa at nearly the same time in 1941, the German fighter had already racked up a considerable combat career, dating back to 1937 in Spain. In contrast, the P-40 was a bit of an unknown quantity and was making its combat debut in the hands of the RAF's Desert Air Force. Discover how the huge differences between the veteran Bf 109 and the new P-40 determined the tactics they adopted and the ultimate outcome of their epic confrontation. The author covers all aspects of the aerial battle, from the small, agile Bf 109's ability to operate more effectively at high altitudes through to the P-40's advantage in maneuverability, which outweighed its poor high altitude performance.
1 vol, 80 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978045 Nijboer, Donald 045 METEOR I vs V1 FLYING BOMB 1944 A total of 10,500 missiles were launched as part of the V1 attack, of which 3,957 were destroyed by the defenses. Indeed, it could have been much worse, for by the end of the war the Germans had manufactured close to 32,000 flying bombs.

Rushed into action in July 1944 to help counter the V1 threat, Britain's Gloster Meteor I was the first jet fighter to enter RAF service. On 4 August the Meteor scored its first V1 victory. Having just closed in on a flying bomb, its officer squeezed the trigger but his guns jammed. Using the Meteor's superior speed, he was able to overtake the missile and, using his wing tip, he tipped the craft over and sent it crashing into the ground. The interceptions between the V1 and Britain's Gloster Meteor were historic, and ushered in a new era of aerial combat. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978060 Nijboer, Donald 060 SPITFIRE V vs C.202 FOLGORE: Malta 1942 The inability of the Italians and Germans to invade Malta proved decisive for Allied victory in the Mediterranean during World War II, as the islands provided the Allies with a base from which to project air power. Early Italian efforts to pound the islands into submission were supplemented by major German forces from January 1942 and in a few weeks the situation for the defenders reached a critical stage.

In response, in March 1942 the first Spitfires were delivered to Malta. Throughout the summer C.202s fought over Malta, escorting tiny formations of Cant Z.1007s, SM.79s, and Ju 88s. The fighting subsided in August and September, but grew in strength with the arrival of more C.202s.

In October the Regia Aeronautica could muster three Gruppi with a total of 74 C.202s. For ten days the Italians pressed a relentless attack before attrition brought the offensive to a halt. Throughout the bombing campaign the British were able to supply Malta with ever increasing numbers of Spitfires. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978031 Stille, Mark 031 BRITISH DREADNOUGHT vs GERMAN DREADNOUGHT In 1916, in the seas near Jutland, two fleets of armoured dreadnoughts met in open battle. This book tells the story of the British and German battleships of these two great fleets - from their development as the first generation of fully- armoured warships - to their combat experiences. The differing weapon systems and crew training of the British and German fleets are examined in detail, as is the titanic struggle of Jutland, through an hour-by-hour, shot-by-shot, reconstruction. Finally, it analyzes the outcome of the struggle, explaining the successes and failures of these great battleships.
1 vol, 80 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978069 Stille, Mark 069 US NAVY CARRIER AIRCRAFT vs IJN YAMATO-CLASS BATTLESHIPS: Pacific Theater 1944-45 As the Pacific War approached a crescendo, the clashes between swarming US Navy carrier aircraft, and the gigantic Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) Yamato-class battleships became symbolic of the fortunes of the two nations. They also served as a metaphor for the profound changes in naval technology and doctrine that the war had brought about.

The two opposing forces were the most powerful of their kind - the Japanese Yamato and Musashi were the biggest most heavily armored and armed battleships ever built, while US carrier aviation had evolved into a well-oiled, war-winning machine. With detailed analysis of the technical features of the opposing war machines and a gripping account of the fighting itself, this vividly illustrated work presents views from the cockpits of US Navy Divebombers, and down the sights of IJN anti-aircraft guns, during two of the most dramatic naval engagements ever fought. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978076 Stille, Mark 076 US NAVY SHIPS vs KAMIKAZES 1944-45 The ineffectiveness of conventional air attacks on US Navy surface ships, particularly heavily defended targets like carrier task groups, forced the Japanese to re-evaluate their tactics in late 1944. The solution they arrived at was simple - crash their aircraft into American ships. This notion of self-sacrifice fit well within the Japanese warrior psyche and proved terrifying to the American sailors subjected to it. These tactics brought immediate results, and proved effective until the end of the war.

This book examines this terrifying new way of waging war, revealing how the US Navy was forced to adapt its tactics and deploy new weapons to counter the threat posed by kamikaze attacks, as well as assessing whether the damage caused to American naval strength by the loss of so many pilots and aircraft actually had a material impact. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978056 Stille, Marke 056 BRITISH BATTLECRUISER vs GERMAN BATTLECRUISER 1914-16 The rival battlecruisers first clashed in January 1915 at Dogger Bank in the North Sea. Although the battle was a British tactical victory with neither side losing any of its battlecruisers, the differences in the designs of the British and German ships were already apparent.

The two sides responded very differently to this first clash; while the Germans improved their ammunition-handling procedures to lessen the risk of disabling explosions, the British drew the opposite lesson and stockpiled ammunition in an effort to improve their rate of fire, rendering their battlecruisers more vulnerable. These differences were highlighted more starkly during the battle of Jutland in May 1916.

Of the nine British battlecruisers committed, three were destroyed, all by their German counterparts. Five German battlecruisers were present, and of these, only one was sunk and the remainder damaged. Fully illustrated with specially commissioned artwork, this is the gripping story of the clash between the rival battlecruisers of the Royal Navy and the Kaiserliche Marine at the height of World War I. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978050 Thompson, Warren 050 F-86 SABRE vs MiG-15 - Korea 1950-53 As the routed North Korean People's Army (NKPA) withdrew into the mountainous reaches of their country and the People's Republic of China (PRC) funneled in its massive infantry formations in preparation for a momentous counter-offensive, both lacked adequate air power to challenge US and UN. Reluctantly, Josef Stalin agreed to provide the requisite air cover, introducing the superior swept-wing MiG-15 to counter the American's straight-wing F-80 jets. This in turn prompted the USAF to deploy its very best - the F-86A Sabre - to counter this threat.

Thus began a two-and-a-half-year struggle in the skies known as 'MiG Alley.' In this period, the unrelenting campaign for aerial superiority witnessed the introduction of successive models of these two revolutionary jets into combat. This meticulously researched study not only provides technical descriptions of the two types and their improved variants, complete with a 'fighter pilot's assessment' of these aircraft, but also chronicles the entire scope of their aerial duel in 'MiG Alley' by employing the recollections of the surviving combatants - including Russian, Chinese, and North Korean pilots - who participated. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978034 Williamson, Gordon 034 E-BOAT vs MTB: The English Channel 1941-45 During WWII, German E-Boats were so active in the English Channel that the narrow stretch of water became known as 'E-Boat Alley'. To counter their threat, Britain brought its coastal forces to bear - flotillas of small Motor Torpedo Boats and Motor Gun Boats (MTBs and MGBs) and Motor Launches (MLs). As the Germans sought to maintain their supremacy in Channel waters, they continued to develop their E-Boat designs to accommodate more armor and more firepower. Rather than matching the newer E-Boats for armament, the British developed several types to fulfill the varied roles for which the Kriegsmarine were attempting to use the E-Boat. This book details this developing conflict, examining the evolution of the boats involved, and covering the their battles from fights in the Thames Estuary to the build-up for D-Day. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978041 Young, Edward M 041 B-24 LIBERATOR vs Ki-43 OSCAR: China and Burma 1943 In reviewing reports of air combat from Spain, China and the early stages of the war in Europe, the US Army Air Corps called for heavier armor and armament for its bomber fleet, including the addition of a tail turret. While Japan tried to counter with their own heavy fighters, their inability to produce them in any number meant that they were forced to face the bomber threat with the nimble, but under-armed Ki-43 Oscar.

While severely outgunned, the Japanese learned to use their greater maneuverability to exploit the small weakness in bomber defenses. This book tells the story of the clash in the skies over the Pacific, as the Japanese fought desperately against the coming tide of the American bomber offensive. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978054 YOung, Edward M 054 F4F Wildcat vs A6M Zero-sen Pacific Theater 1942 The Grumman F4F Wildcat and the Mitsubishi A6M Zero-sen were contemporaries, although designed to very different requirements. The Wildcat, ruggedly built to survive the rigors of carrier operations, was the best carrier fighter the US Navy had available when the USA entered World War II, and it remained the principal fighter for the US Navy and the US Marine Corps until 1942-43.

With a speed greater than 300mph, exceptional maneuverability, long range, and an impressive armament, the slick Zero-sen could out-perform any Allied fighter in 1941-42. The battles between the Wildcat and the Zero-sen during 1942 represent a classic duel in which pilots flying a nominally inferior fighter successfully developed air-combat tactics that negated the strengths of their opponent. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978062 Young, Edward M 062 F6F Hellcat vs A6M Zero-sen - Pacific Theater 1943-44 The Grumman F6F Hellcat and Mitsubishi A6M Zero-sen were the two principal opposing fighters in the brutal aerial clashes of the Pacific War from 1943 onwards. Reminiscent of the preceding F4F Wildcat, the F6F Hellcat was designed specifically to counter the earlier A6M2 Zero-sen, the strengths and weaknesses of which became fully understood by US designers after an undamaged example was recovered in the Aleutians.

The powerful Hellcat had an impressive top speed, rate of climb and armament, and it retained its predecessor's incredible ruggedness. The A6M5 Zero-sen was also born out of an earlier type, but was intended merely as a stop-gap until more modern Japanese fighters could be produced to restore performance parity with Allied aircraft. The chaotic conditions of the Japanese Aircraft industry and war economy prevented new types from being built.

Featuring detailed artwork illustrating the technical specifications of these two types and the dramatic encounters between them, this volume focuses on how these iconic fighters came into being, and how they fared as they faced one another over the Pacific skies of World War II.

Contents: Introduction, Chronology, Design and Development, Technical Specifications, The Strategic Situation, The Combatants, Combat, Statistics and Analysis, Aftermath, Further Reading, and Index. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978073 Young, Edward M. 073 F4U CORSAIR vs KI-84 FRANK: Pacific Theater 1945 The Vought Corsair was the first American single-engined fighter to exceed 400 mph and establish dominance over the legendary Mitsubishi Type Zero-sen. The Ki-84 Hayate was introduced by the Japanese specifically to counter this growing American dominance of the skies over the Pacific.

Built in greater numbers than any other late war Japanese fighter, nearly 3000 were completed between 1944 and 1945. This volume examines the clashes between the Corsair and Ki-84 in the closing stages of the war, revealing how Corsair pilots had to adapt their techniques and combat strategies to adapt to these newer types. It also reveals how the kill rate was largely driven by the reduced quality of fighter pilots after the high casualty rates inflicted on the Japanese air force during the air battles over the Solomon Islands. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978077 Zaloga, Steve 077 BAZOOKA vs. PANZER: Battle of the Bulge 1944 To combat the threat posed by tanks, the United States developed the M1 Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher, better known as the Bazooka. First employed in 1942, the weapon required a great deal of skill and courage to use effectively. By late 1944, it was a mainstay of the US infantry's anti-tank capabilities, alongside towed weapons, anti-tank grenades, and other longer-established measures.

This study compares and assesses the strengths and limitations of the cutting-edge technology used by both sides in the 1944 Battle of the Bulge. Includes specially commissioned full-color artwork and explosive battle reports. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978078 Zaloga, Steve 078 PANZER 38(t) vs BT-7: Barbarossa 1941 The tank battles in the Soviet Union during the summer of 1941 were the largest in World War II, exceeding even the more famous Prokhorovka encounter during the Kursk campaign. Indeed, they were the largest tank battles ever fought.

This book examines two evenly matched competitors in this conflict, the German Panzer 38(t) and the Soviet BT-7. Both were of similar size, armed with guns of comparable firepower, and had foreign roots - the Panzer 38(t) was a Czechoslovak design and the BT-7 was an evolution of the American Christie tank. With full-color artwork and archive and present-day photography, this absorbing study assesses the strengths and limitations of these two types against the wider background of armored doctrine in the opening stages of Operation Barbarossa. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978032 Zaloga, Steven 032 T-34-85 vs M26 Pershing - Korea 1950 A hotly-debated topic amongst tank buffs is of the relative merits of the Soviet and American tanks of World War II. Using recently revealed documents, Steven Zaloga sheds light on the crucial tank battles of the Korean War as the rival superpowers' finest tanks battled for supremacy. The Soviet-equipped North Korean Peoples Army initially dominated the battlefield with the seemingly unstoppable T34-85. As US tank battalions hastily arrived throughout the late summer and early autumn of 1950, the M26 Pershing took the fight to North Korea with increasing success. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978033 Zaloga, Steven 033 Panzer IV vs Char B1 bis - France 1940 The Battle of France in 1940 involved the first large-scale, tank-against-tank battles in history. The massive clashes at Stonne, Hannant, and Gembloux involved hundreds of tanks on both sides, yet have faded from memory due to the enormity of the French defeat. This book examines two of the premier opposing tanks of the Wehrmacht and the French Army, the German PzKpfw IV and the French Char B1 bis. With a complete history of the design, development, and deployment of these armored fighting vehicles, the story of these great battles is once again brought to life. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978053 Zaloga, Steven 053 M10 Tank Destroyer vs StuG III Assault Gun Germany 1944 The Allies' M10 Tank Destroyer and the Germans' Sturmgeschutz (StuG) lll were the unsung workhorses of the northwest European battlefields of 1944-45. While their mission was not principally fighting one another, their widespread use ensured their frequent encounters, from the Normandy bocage, to the rubble-strewn streets of Aachen.

The StuG lll was the quintessential assault gun, a low-slung, heavily armored, turret-less vehicle intended to provide direct fire support for infantry formations, whilst the M10 3-in Gun Motor Carriage was originally developed as a tank destroyer. However, by 1944 the 3-in gun proved ineffectual against the most thickly armored German tanks, and was consequently relegated to infantry support too.

Widely deployed in roles their designers had not envisaged, these two armored fighting vehicles clashed repeatedly during the 11-month campaign, which saw the Allies advance from Normandy to the heart of the Reich. Fully illustrated with specially commissioned artwork, this is the story of their confrontation at the height of World War ll. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-978070 Zaloga, Steven 070 PANZER IV vs SHERMAN -- France 1944 As the Allies attempted to break out of Normandy, it quickly became apparent that there would be no easy victory over the Germans, and that every scrap of territory on the way to Berlin would have to be earned through hard fighting.

This study concentrates on, the ferocious battles between the German Panzer IV and US Sherman that were at the heart of this decisive phase of World War II. The two types were among the most-produced tanks in US and German service and were old enemies, having clashed repeatedly in the Mediterranean theater. Throughout their long service careers, both had seen a succession of technical developments and modifications, as well as an evolution in their intended roles - but both remained at the forefront of the fighting on the Western Front. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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