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1-995002 002 M1 ABRAMS MAIN BATTLE TANK Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates 1 vol, 48 pgs 1993 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995003 003 SHERMAN MEDIUM TANK 1942-1945 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates 1 vol, 48 pgs 1993 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995004 004 CHURCHILL INFANTRY TANK, 1941-1951 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates 1 vol, 48 pgs 1993 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995005 005 TIGER 1 HEAVY TANK 1942-9145 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates 1 vol, 48 pgs 1993 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-995005 005 TIGER 1 HEAVY TANK 1942-9145 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates 1 vol, 48 pgs 1993 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995006 006 T-72 MAIN BATTLE TANK, 1974-1993 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates 1 vol, 48 pgs 1993 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995007 007 IS-2 HEAVY TANK 1944-1973 Osprey 'Old' Vanguard, 8 color plates and text 1 vol, 48 pgs 1993 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995008 008 MATILDA INFANTRY TANK, 1938-1945 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates 1 vol, 48 pgs 1993 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995009 009 T-34/76 MEDIUM TANK, 1941-1945 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1994 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995010 010 WARRIOR MCV 1988-1994 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1994 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995012 012 BMP INFANTRY FIGHTING VEHICLES, 1967-1994 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1994 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995013 013 SCORPION CITV, 1972-1994 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1995 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-995013 013 SCORPION CITV, 1972-1994 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 19?? LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995014 014 CRUSADER CRUSIER TANK, 1939-43 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1995 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-995015 015 FLAMMPANZER:german Flamethrowers 1941-1945 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 19?? LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995016 016 LEOPARD 1 MAIN BATTLE TANK, 1965-1995 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1995 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995017 017 KV-1 & 2 HEAVY TANKS 1939-45 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1996 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995018 018 M2/M3 BRADLEY:Inf. Fighting Vehicle 1983-95 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1996 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995019 019 STUG III:Assault Gun Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1996 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-995019 019 STUG III:Assault Gun Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 19?? LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995021 021 MERKVAN MAIN BATTLE TANK 1977-1996 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1996 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995022 022 PANTHER VARIANTS 1942-45 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1996 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995023 023 CHALLENGER MAIN BATTLE TANK 1984-96 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1997 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995026 026 GERMAN LIGHT PANZERS Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1998 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995027 027 PANZERKAMPWAGEN III Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1999 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995028 028 PANZERKAMPWAGEN IV Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1999 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995029 029 GERMAN ARMOURED CARS & RECON HALF TRACKS Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1999 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995030 030 AMTRACKS Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1999 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995031 031 M-47 & M-48 PATTON TANKS:Revised edition Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1999 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995033 033 M3 & M5 STUART LIGHT TANK 1940-45 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1999 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995034 034 STURMARTULLERIE & PANZERJAGERT 1939-45 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1999 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995035 035 M26/M46 PERSHING Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2000 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995036 036 JAGDPANZER 'HERZER' 38, 1944-45 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2001 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995037 037 STURMGESCHUTZ F, F8, G & IV 1942-1945 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2001 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995038 038 ACW ARTILLRY (1) FIELD GUNS Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2001 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995039 039 PANZERKAMFWAGEN IV 1942-45 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2001 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995042 042 BRITISH NAPOLEONIC SHIP OF THE LINE Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2001 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995043 043 SIEGE WEAPONS OF THE FAR EAST(1):AD 612-1300 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2001 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995045 045 UNION MONITOR 1861-65 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2002 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995046 046 88mm FLAK 18/36/37 and PAK 43 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2002 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995047 047 VIKING LONGSHIP Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2002 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995048 048 25-POUNDER FIELD GUN 1939-1972 Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2002 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995049 049 MISSISSIPPI RIVER GUNBOATS OF THE ACW 1 vol, 48 pgs 2002 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995050 050 U-BOATS OF THE KAISER'S NAVY 1 vol, 48 pgs 2002 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995051 051 KRIEGSMARINE U-BOATS 1939-45(1) 1 vol, 48 pgs 2002 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995052 052 CADILLAC GAGE V100 COMMANDO 1960-71 1 vol, 48 pgs 2002 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995053 053 M8 GREYHOUND LIGHT ARMORED CAR 1943-90 1 vol, 48 pgs 2002 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995054 054 MORTARS OF WWII 1 vol, 48 pgs 2002 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995055 055 KRIEGSMARINE U-BOATS 1939-45(2) 1 vol, 48 pgs 2002 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995057 057 M10 & M36 TANK DESTROYERS 1942-53 1 vol, 48 pgs 2002 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995059 059 GERMAN E-BOATS 1939-45 1 vol, 48 pgs 2002 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995060 060 BRITISH NAPOLEONIC ARTILLERY 1792-1815(1) 1 vol, 48 pgs 2002 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995061 061 FIGHTING SHIPS OF THE FAR EAST(1):202BC-1419AD 1 vol, 48 pgs 2002 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995062 062 RENAISSANCE WAR GALLEY: 1470-1590 1 vol, 48 pgs 2002 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995063 063 FIGHTING SHIPS OF THE FAR EAST(2):202BC-1419AD 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995064 064 CONFEDERATE RAIDER 1861-65 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995065 065 BRITISH NAPOLEONIC ARTILLERY 1792-1815(2) 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995066 066 NAPOLEON'S GUNS 1792-1815(1) 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995067 067 PANTHER MEDIUM TANK 1942-45 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995068 068 CENTURIAN UNIVERSAL 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995069 069 MEDIEVAL SIEGE WEAPONS 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995071 071 GERMAN BATTLESHIPS 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995072 072 AUSTRIAN NAPOLEONIC ATRILLERY 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995073 073 M4(76MM) SHERMAN MEDIUM TANK 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995074 074 BRITISH MOTOR TORPEDO BOATS 1939-45 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995075 075 GERMAN POCKET BATTLESHIPS 1939-45 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995076 076 NAPOLEON'S GUNS 1792-1815(2) HEAVY & SIEGE GUN 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995077 077 M24 CHAFFE LIGHT TANK 1943-70 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995078 078 GREEK AND ROMAN SIEGE MACHINERY 399 BC - AD 363 Siege machinery first appeared in the West during the Carthaginian invasion of Sicily in the late-5th century BC, in the form of siege towers and battering rams. After a 50-year hiatus these weapons of war re-appeared in the Macedonian armies of Philip II and Alexander the Great, a period that saw the height of their development in the Ancient World.

The experience of warfare with both the Carthaginians during the later-3rd century BC, and Philip V of Macedon during the early-2nd century BC, finally prompted the introduction of the siege tower and the battering ram to the Roman arsenal. This title traces the development and use of these weapons across the whole of this period.

Contents: Introduction, Wheeled Towers (the siege-tower, the Helepolis of Epimachus, the Helepolis of Posidonius), Tortoises (the 'ditch-filling' tortoise, the 'digging' tortoise, the ram-tortoise, the 'borer', Hegetor's ram-tortoise), Ancillary machines (the 'sambuca', the 'tolleno'), and Roman Siege Machinery (the siege-tower, the ram-tortoise, miscellaneous shelters). 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995079 079 AMERICAN HEAVY FRIGATES 1794-1826 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995080 080 CHIEFTAIN MAIN BATTLE TANK 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995081 081 GERMAN HEAVY CRUISERS 1939-45 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995082 082 V-2 BALISTIC MISSILE 1944-54 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995083 083 ARMOURED UNITS OF THE RCW(1):White & Allied 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995084 084 GERMAN LIGHT CRUISERS 1939-45 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995085 085 M60 MAIN BATTLE TANK 1961-91 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995086 086 M109 155mm SELF-PROPELLED HOWITZER 1960-2005 1 vol, 48 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995087 087 BELL UH-1 HUEY 1962-75 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995088 088 BRITISH BATTLECRUISERS 1939-45 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995089 089 GREEK AND ROMAN ARTILLERY 399 BC - AD 363 The catapult (katapeltikon) was invented under the patronage of Dionysius I, tyrant of Syracuse, in the 4th century bc. At first only the arrow-firing variant was used, and it was not until the reign of Alexander the Great that stone-projecting catapults were introduced. The Romans adopted these weapons during the Punic Wars and further developed them, before introducing the new arrow-firing ballista and stone-throwing onager. This title traces the often controversial design, development, and construction of these weapons throughout the history of the classical world.

Contents: Introduction, Arrow-firing catapult of the Greeks, Stone-projecting catapult of the Greeks, Roman artillery: Republic and Early Empire, Roman Artillery Revolution, and Conclusion. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995090 090 NAPOLEON'S NAVAL ARMAMENTS 1 vol, 48 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995091 091 GERMAN DESTROYERS 1939-45 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995093 093 MODERN ISRAELI TANKS/INF. CARRIERS 1985-2004 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995094 094 BRITISH ARTILLERY 1914-1918(1) Field Artillry 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995095 095 ARMORED UNITS OF THE RUSSIAN CIVIL WAR 1 vol, 48 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995097 097 M18 HELLCAT TANK DESTROYER 1 vol, 48 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995098 098 BRITISH ANTI-TANK ARTILLERY 1939-45 1 vol, 48 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995099 099 SPACE SHUTTLE LAUNCH SYSTEM 1972-2004 1 vol, 48 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995101 101 ZEPPELINS: GERMAN AIRSHIPS 1900-40 1 vol, 48 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995102 102 T54 & T55 MAIM BATTLE TANKS 1944-2004 1 vol, 48 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995103 103 CONFEDERATE SUBS & TORPEDO VESSELS 1861-65 1 vol, 48 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995104 104 CROMWELL CRUSIER TANK 1942-50 1 vol, 48 pgs 2006 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995105 105 BRITISH ARTILLERY 1914-19 (2) HEAVY ARTILLERY 1 vol, 48 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995106 106 V-1 FLYING BUZZ BOMB 1942-52 1 vol, 48 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995107 107 US ANTI-TANK ARTILLERY 1941-45 1 vol, 48 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995109 109 IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVAL CARRIERS 1921-45 1 vol, 48 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995110 110 UNIVERSAL CARRIER 1969-48:THE BREN GUN CARRIER 1 vol, 48 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995111 111 AH-64 APACHE 1976-2005 1 vol, 48 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995112 112 CHALLENGER II MAIN BATTLE TANK 1987-2005 1 vol, 48 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995113 113 M3 LEE/GRANT MEDIUM TANK 1941-1945 1 vol, 48 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995114 114 US CARRIERS 1922-1945 1 vol, 48 pgs 2005 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995115 115 LANDING SHIP, TANK(LST) 1942-2002 1 vol, 48 pgs 2005 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995116 116 SIKORSKY UH-60 BLACK HAWK 1 vol, 48 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995117 117 JEEPS 1941-45 1 vol, 48 pgs 2005 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995118 118 US SUBMARINES 1941-45 1 vol, 48 pgs 2005 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995120 120 SCUD MISSILE & LAUNCH SYSTEM 1955-2005 1 vol, 48 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995121 121 STRYKER COMBAT VEHICLES 2002 1 vol, 48 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995122 122 HMMWV HUMVEE 1980-2005 1 vol, 48 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995123 123 SWIMMING SHERMANS 1 vol, 48 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995124 124 GERMAN BATTLECRUISERS 1914-18 1 vol, 48 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995125 125 HUEY COBRA GUNSHIPS 1 vol, 48 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995126 126 BRITISH BATTLECRUISERS 1914-18 1 vol, 48 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995127 127 GERMAN PANZERS 1914-18 1 vol, 48 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995129 129 BRITISH SUBMARINES 1 vol, 48 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995130 130 US NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIES 1942-45 1 vol, 48 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995131 131 US FIELD ARTILLERY OF WAORL WAR II 1 vol, 48 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995133 133 BRITISH MARK IV TANK WWI 1 vol, 48 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995134 134 RED SAM:SA-2 GUIDELINE ANTI-MISSILE MISSILE 1 vol, 48 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995135 135 IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY SUBMARINES 1941-45 1 vol, 48 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995136 136 CHURCHILL CROCODILE FLAMETHROWER 1 vol, 48 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995138 138 US NUCLEAR SUBS 1 vol, 48 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995139 139 SHERMAN CRAB FLAIL TANK 1 vol, 48 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995140 140 ARMORED TRAINS 1 vol, 48 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995141 141 SHERMAN FIREFLY 1 vol, 48 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995142 142 TUDOR WARSHIP(1) 1 vol, 48 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995143 143 US CRUISERS 1883-1908 1 vol, 48 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995144 144 UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES 1 vol, 48 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995145 145 BRITISH SUBMARINES OF WORLD WAR I 1 vol, 48 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995146 146 IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY BATTLESHIPS 1941-45 1 vol, 48 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995148 148 US PATROL TORPEDO BOATS 1 vol, 48 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995150 150 WAR ELEPHANTS 1 vol, 48 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995151 151 KRIEGSMARINE COASTAL FORCES 1 vol, 48 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995152 152 T-80 STANDARD TANK 1 vol, 48 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995153 153 M551 SHERIDAN 1 vol, 48 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995154 154 BRITISH BATTLESHIPS 1939-45 (1) 1 vol, 48 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995155 155 BRITISH AIRSHIPS 1905-1930 1 vol, 48 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995156 156 KRIEGSMARINE AUXILARY CRUISERS 1 vol, 48 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995157 157 LANDING CRAFT, INFANTRY AND FIRE SUPPORT 1 vol, 48 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995158 158 T-62 MAIN BATTLE TANK 1965-2005 1 vol, 48 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995159 159 STAGHOUND ARMORED CAR 1942-62 1 vol, 48 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995160 160 BRITISH BATTLESHIPS 1939-45 (2) 1 vol, 48 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995161 161 SHIPS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY NAVY 1 vol, 48 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995162 162 US Destroyers 1934-1945 Pre-War Classes 1 vol, 48 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995163 163 BRITISH DESTROYERS 1892-1918 1 vol, 48 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995164 164 GERMAN BATTLESHIPS 1914-18 (1) 1 vol, 48 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995165 165 US Destroyers 1942-45:Wartime Classes 1 vol, 48 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995166 166 British Motor Gun Boats 1939-45 1 vol, 48 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995191 Battistelli, Pier Paolo 191 ITALIAN LIGHT TANKS 1919-45 The Italian army, unlike those of the British and French, did not use tanks in combat during World War I and, by November 1918, only one training unit equipped with French Schneider and Renault tanks had been formed. Consequently, during the 1920s the Italian army had just one single tank type in its armored inventory -- the Fiat 3000. Only in 1927 was the first tank unit formed as a branch of the infantry and not as an independent organization, while the cavalry rejected the idea of both tanks and armored cars and decided to stand by the use of horses for its mounted units.

Between 1933 and March 1939, a further 2,724 CV 33 / L 3 tanks were built, 1,216 of which were exported all over the world. By the time Italy entered the war in June 1940, the army had 1,284 light tanks, 855 of which were in combat units, including three armored divisions. Variants of the CV 33 / L 3 tanks included flame-throwers, bridge-layers, recovery vehicles, and a radio command tank. Some L 3 tanks were still in use in 1945, by both the Germans and the German-allied Italian units of the Repubblica Sociale. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995195 Battistelli, Pier Paolo 195 ITALIAN MEDIUM TANKS Several factors delayed and greatly hampered the development of an Italian medium tank during World War II. The first was the strategic stance of the country, focussed on a war against neighboring countries such as France and Yugoslavia, and ill-prepared for a war in the Western Desert. Since these European countries bordered with Italy in mountainous areas, light tanks were preferred as these were deemed much more suitable for the narrow roads and bridges of the Alps. Furthermore, development was hampered by the limited number of Italian industries, whose production was also heavily fragmented.

All these factors delayed the development of the first prototype of an Italian medium tank - the M 11 - which would only appear in 1937 and did not enter production until 1939. Although technically inferior to their German and Allied counterparts in 1941-43, the Italian M tanks proved to be quite effective when used by experienced crews with adequate combat tactics. In fact, their major shortcoming actually proved to be their limited production figures. While production was limited, innovation was not and, between 1941 and 1943, several experiments were carried out on the Italian tanks that produced interesting prototypes such as the anti-aircraft semovente.
1 vol, 48 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995169 Burr, Lawrence 169 US FAST BATTLESHIPS - 1936-47 The North Carolina and South Dakota classes This volume details the design, construction, and operation of the first six of the ten US fast battleships, two of the North Carolina class and four of the South Dakota class. These six battleships were all authorized in 1936 and were the first vessels built in the US since 1923. Consequently, these ships benefitted from enormous technological leaps, with improvements in ship design, power, armor, armament and the single most important improvement the use of radar guided fire control helping to change the course of the war in the Pacific. Packed with first-hand accounts, battle reports, and specially created artwork this book tells the story of these war-winning vessels.
1 vol, 48 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995172 Burr, Lawrence 172 US FAST BATTLESHIPS - 1938-91 The Iowa class In 1938, the United States abandoned the constraints imposed by the Washington Treaty and began work on a new class of super-battleships. This book covers the design, construction, and employment of the four Iowa-class battleships, the largest in the American fleet. During World War II, they served as guards for the aircraft carriers and their bombardments provided cover for the numerous landings in the Pacific. At the war's end, the Japanese signed their surrender on the decks of an Iowa-class battleship, the USS Missouri.

After World War II, the ships continued to serve, providing support during Korea, Vietnam, and even the first Gulf War. This book tells the full story of the greatest of the American battleships. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995175 Christley, Jim 175 US SUBMARINES 1900-35 This book covers US submarine development and operation during the first third of the 20th century, a time when the submarine moved from a small vessel of limited range and tactical strength to a far ranging force. It also covers the little-told story of the United States' submarine force during World War I, and the lessons they learned that would be passed on to future generations of submariners. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995225 D'Amato, Raffaele 225 REPUBLICAN ROMAN WARSHIPS 509-27 BC The birth of the mighty Roman Navy was anchored in the Romans' extraordinary ability to absorb and perfect the technology of other states and empires. This is the story of the design, development and operation of the Republican Roman warship in the age of the conquest of the Mediterranean.

Covers from the first Roman naval adventure of 394 BC and the Punic Wars, to Pompey's operations against the Cilician Pirates and Caesar's victorious naval campaigns in Armorica, concluding with the consolidation of the Mediterranean Sea as Mare Nostrum with the battle of Actium in 31 BC. Archaeological photography, including exciting new finds, such as the Roman warship rosta (rams) found in the Aegates Islands, accompany lavish artistic reconstructions in illustrating the ships of the first Roman navy. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995230 D'amato, Raffaele 230 IMPERIAL ROMAN WARSHIPS 27 BC-193 AD The Roman Empire was not only built by the strength of the legions but also by a navy that was the most powerful maritime force ever to have existed. It was the presence of this fleet that secured the trade routes and maintained the communications within the huge Empire. The superior design of their warships, coupled with skilled naval commanders such as Agrippa, Sextus Pompeius, and Pontus Euxinus, gave the Roman Empire a formidable navy that could defend the coasts of the three continents under the rule of the Caesars.

Featuring archaeological photography and lavish artistic reconstructions, this book reveals the design and development history of Rome's naval force at the height of its Imperial power. As well as examining its warships, it reveals the navy's structure and the tactics that were developed to make the most of Rome's naval design superiority. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995244 D'Amato, Raffaele 244 IMPERIAL ROMAN WARSHIPS 193-565 AD The period of relative peace enjoyed by the Roman Empire in its first two centuries ended with the Marcomannic Wars. The following centuries saw near-constant warfare, which brought new challenges for the Roman Navy -- not only patrolling the Mediterranean but also fighting against invaders with real naval skill such as Genseric and his Vandals.

With research from newly discovered shipwrecks and archaeological finds as well as the rich contemporary source material, this study examines the equipment and tactics used by the navy and the battles they fought in this tumultuous period, which includes the fall of Rome and the resurgence of the Eastern Empire under Justinian the Great.

Includes illustrations, carefully researched ship profiles, and maps, this is the third volume in Osprey's Roman Warships miniseries. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995185 D'Angina, James 185 LAV-25 The Marine Corps' Light Armored Vehicle The Light Armored Vehicle 25 (LAV-25) has played a significant role in transforming United States Marine Corps doctrine since its introduction in the early 1980s. The Marine Corps' Light Armored Vehicle program was based on the proven Swiss MOWAG Piranha series of 4x4, 6x6, and 8x8 wheeled vehicles. However, developing organizational units, tactics, and employment of the weapon system within the force structure of the Marine Corps proved to be more of a challenge than fielding the weapon system. This resulted in multiple re-designations for LAV units within the Corps. The LAV first saw combat in Panama during Operation Just Cause and LAV-25s have fought in every major conflict since, including Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. This book covers the design, development, and deployment of this successful vehicle. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995177 Doherty, Richard illust by Henry Morshead 177 HUMBER LIGHT RECONNAISSANCE CAR 1941-45 The iconic vehicle of the British Army's Reconnaissance Corps during World War II, the Humber Light Reconnaissance Car (LRC) saw service in several theaters of war between 1941 and 1945. The Humber LRC gave excellent service to the Reconnaissance Corps with its agility, speed and height proving to be invaluable assets to the units that operated it. Using numerous photographs, and newly commissioned artwork, this book looks at the development of the LRC, its use by the Reconnaissance Corps and its importance to British infantry divisions in the theater in which it served 1 vol, 48 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995250 Donnell, Clayton 250 MAGINOT LINE GUN TURRETS: And French Gun Turret Development 1880-1940 The Maginot Line was one of the most advanced networks of fortifications in history. Built in the aftermath of World War I, and stretching along the French eastern border from Belgium to Switzerland, it was designed to prevent German troops from ever setting foot on French soil again.

Its primary defensive weapons were the gun turrets. Beginning development in the 1870s and improving on German designs, they were constructed out of steel wedges and could revolve and disappear from sight after firing, making them impervious to enemy bombardment. They were deadly accurate and created havoc on the German units that attacked the line during their invasion of France in 1940.

This fully illustrated study will examine the technical details of the French artillery turrets. It will show the evolution of the design of the guns and turrets used in the French forts before and during World War I, then those built exclusively for the Maginot Line to give a comprehensive overview of the weapons designed to protect France from invasion. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995174 Elward, Brad 174 Nimitz-Class Aircraft Carriers The Nimitz class aircraft carrier is the ultimate symbol of the United States superpower status. A true behemoth, this is an unsurpassed weapons platform that overshadows all of its nearest rivals. A history of the world's largest aircraft carriers, with runways over 300 meters long, this book looks at the development and deployment of the nuclear-powered Nimitz class aircraft carriers from 1975 when the USS Nimitz, the lead ship of the class, was commissioned, to the present day. All of the class are still operational and the tenth and last of the class, the USS George H. W. Bush, was commissioned in 2009.

Here, Brad Elward provides a detailed overview of their design and development, highlighting their unique features, from jet blast deflectors to cutting edge radar systems, and a history of the Nimitz class in service, from deployment in the Gulf during Operation Desert Storm, through to the enforcement of the no fly zone over Bosnia.
1 vol, 48 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995211 Elward, Brad 211 US COLD WAR AIRCRAFT CARRIERS: Forrestal, Kitty Hawk and Enterprise Classes The Forrestal class (Forrestal, Saratoga, Ranger, and Independence) was the first completed class of US Navy supercarriers, so-named for their 25% size increase over the World War II-era carriers such as the Midway class, and the strength of their air wings (80-100 aircraft, compared to 65-75 for the Midway, and fewer than 50 for the Essex class).

Design-wise, the Forrestals were a huge improvement over their predecessors, being more stable and comfortable, while maintaining advancements such as the armored flight decks that had been introduced with the Midway.

The Kitty Hawk class was an improvement on the Forrestal-class designs, and four were built in the 1960s - Kitty Hawk, Constellation, America and John F. Kennedy. These were even longer than the Forrestals, and fitted with advanced defensive weapons systems and an improved elevator layout.

All nine of the carriers covered by this volume are icons, and hold a much-respected place in US naval history. They are also some of the more well-known vessels outside of the military, for their long service histories, as well as for some of the more unfortunate events that seem to follow them. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995240 Estes, Kenneth 240 M50 ONTOS AND M56 SCORPION 1956-70: US Tank Destroyers of the Vietnam War Designed in the 1950s, the US Marines' M50 Ontos and the US Army's M56 Scorpion were both intended to be fast, light, air-droppable tank-killers for the Cold War battlefield - an answer to the cumbersome and ineffective World War II-vintage tanks that had taken to the battlefield during the Korean War.

Although they shared the aim of bringing light, mobile, and lethal antitank firepower to the infantry the two vehicles varied wildly in design to cater for their unique mission demands. They first saw service in the Lebanon intervention of 1958 but it was in the Vietnam War that they made their name, with the M50 Ontos seeing intense combat action in the Battle of Hue in 1968.

Detailed illustrations and expert analysis provide a comprehensive history of these deadly antitank vehicles, from early development through to their combat history and the eventual disbandment of the Marine Corps' last antitank battalion with M50A1s in 1971. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995197 Estes, Kenneth W 197 M103 HEAVY TANK 1950-74 The T43 design represented the pinnacle of US Army tank engineering of the late 1940s. The heavy tank proved fairly popular with its crews, who above all respected the powerful armament it carried. The outbreak of war in Korea brought a rush order in December 1950 which led to a complete production run of 300 vehicles.

After 1951, the Marine Corps alone retained confidence in the heavy tank program, investing its scarce funds in the improvements necessary to bring about its fielding after a hurried production run in midst of the 'tank crisis' of the year 1950-51. The eventual retirement of the M103 in 1972, over 20 years after manufacture and after 14 years of operational service, demonstrated the soundness of its engineering.

It may have been the unwanted 'ugly duckling' of the Army, which refrained from naming the M103 alone of all its postwar tanks. For the Marine Corps, it served the purpose defined for it in 1949 until the automotive and weapons technology of the United States could produce viable alternatives. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995216 Estes. Kenneth 216 SUPER-HEAVY TANKS OF WORLD WAR II The super-heavy tanks of World War II are heirs to the siege machine tradition - a means of breaking the deadlock of ground combat. As a class of fighting vehicle, they began with the World War I concept of the search for a 'breakthrough' tank, designed to cross enemy lines. It is not surprising that the breakthrough tank projects of the period prior to World War II took place in the armies that suffered the most casualties of the Great War (Russia, France, Germany).

All of the principal Axis and Allied nations eventually initiated super-heavy development projects, with increasingly heavy armor and armament. Much as the casualties of World War I prompted the original breakthrough tank developments, as Germany found itself on the defensive, with diminishing operational prospects and an increasingly desperate leadership, so too did its focus turn to the super-heavy tanks that could turn the tide back in their favor.

Contents: Introduction; Design and Development; Operational History; Conclusion and Analysis; and Index.
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1-995100 Fletcher, David 100 BRITISH MARK I TANK 1916 In 1915 a machine christened Little Willie changed the way that wars were fought. Little Willie was a fully tracked armoured vehicle that could break a trench system. Its development was completed in December 1915, but by then it had already been superseded by an improved design, Mother. This was the first rhomboid tank, and the prototype for the Mark 1 which would influence a whole generation of tank building. This book details the development of the Mark I, and its surprise arrival in France in the middle of 1916 during the closing weeks of the battles of the Somme. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995178 Fletcher, David 178 MARK V TANK The rhomboid shape symbolized the British tank of World War I, and the Mark V proved influential enough to make a strong claim to be the tank that won the Great War. Tank expert David Fletcher examines the technological developments that made this tank excel where others had failed, the reasons and why it gave the British the upper hand over the Germans on the battlefield. Accompanied by detailed artwork showing the design changes that allowed the Mark V to breach the widest German trenches, this title is an excellent resource for the study of the armor of World War I.
1 vol, 48 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995189 Fletcher, David 189 THE ROLLS-ROYCE ARMOURED CAR The first Rolls-Royce armored car was a privately owned vehicle fitted with a machine-gun and a limited amount of armour plate, used by the Royal Naval Air Service in Flanders in 1914. By 1915, nearly 100 had been built and turned over to the Army. From then on, as Sir Albert Stern said 'They searched the world for war', operating as far apart as the northwest frontier of India, the Middle East and southern Africa. The cars were fast, quiet, and reliable but above all powerful. 'A Rolls in the desert is above rubies,' said Lawrence of Arabia.

After World War I, the War Office continued to produce the Rolls-Royce while tinkering with the design. These further cars served all across the Empire, including in Ireland and even later Shanghai, returning for a final brief appearance in the early stages of World War II. This book tells the complete story of the Rolls-Royce Armoured Car, following its design and development as it fought from theater to theater during World War I and the turbulent inter-war years. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995207 Fletcher, David 207 MEDIUM MARK A WHIPPET This title looks at the Medium Mark A Whippet, one of the most successful British tanks of World War I and, when placed alongside existing titles covering the Mark I, Mark IV and Mark V, completes the New Vanguard series' coverage of the major British tanks of the war.

The evolution of the Whippet is examined in detail, from design and development to mechanical details and crew duties, and information on the operational use of the vehicle is drawn from war diaries and battalion records.

The Whippet was involved in several well-known incidents that will be presented in this volume, including the clash at Cachy on April 24, 1918, the actions of the 6th Battalion tank known as 'Musical Box' on August 8, 1918, and Sewell's Victoria Cross-winning exploits with the 3rd Battalion on August 29, 1918. Mention will also be made of the Whippet's involvement with the Tank Corps' expedition to Russia.

In addition to this examination of the Mark A Whippet is a study of the other Medium tanks up to the end of the war: the Medium B, Medium C, Medium D and the experimental American Studebaker tank.

Contents
* Introduction
* Design and Development
* Operational History
* Conclusion and Analysis
1 vol, 48 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995217 Fletcher, David 217 BRITISH LIGHT TANKS 1927-45: Marks I-VI This is the definitive study of British light tanks of the Second World War. The author draws upon a vast and comprehensive body of archival information and research to explore their technical characteristics and combat performance. The title focuses largely on the very widely used Mark VI, but also covers all the variants that preceded it.

The type was truly ubiquitous, equipping the British Army in France, the Western Desert regions, Norway, Sumatra, Persia and India. This book chronicles various experiments and improvisations carried out on the design of these tanks. It ends with coverage of the final model, the Mark VIC, and details of the experimental Lloyd airborne light tank of 1942, which has a number of features in common with the better-known Vickers-Armstrongs designs. Augmented by original photographs and technical drawings, this title is essential for anybody interested in the development of British armored vehicles.

Contents: Introduction; Design and Development; Operational History; and Conclusion and Analysis. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995206 Guardia, Mike 206 US ARMY AND MARINE CORPS MRAPs: Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles The Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle is the newest land warfare system in the United States Army and Marine Corps inventory. Designed to meet the challenges of operating in a counterinsurgency environment, the MRAP has taken survivability to a new level. MRAPs are currently manufactured by three companies: BAE Systems, Navistar International Military Group, and Force Protection Inc.

Each company manufactures an MRAP according to one of three classifications set by the US Department of Defense: Category I, Category II, or Category III. The Category I MRAPs are designed for urban combat. Category II covers the MRAPs designed for convoy security, medical evacuation, and explosive ordnance disposal. The Category III MRAP performs the same function as Category II but is designed to carry more personnel.

Since their introduction in 2007, MRAPs have performed remarkably in the asymmetric warfare environment. Their unique design and survivability characteristics have saved the lives hundreds of soldiers who otherwise would have been lost to landmines or IED attacks. As with any combat system, however, the MRAP is not without its drawbacks. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995234 Hampshire, Edward 234 BRITISH GUIDED MISSILE DESTROYERS: County-Class, Type 82, Type 42 and Type 45 In the years after World War II, new guided missile technology offered surface ships the chance to destroy airborne threats from afar, thereby preserving their role in naval warfare. This book examines the technology and combat performance of Britain's guided missile destroyers over half a century.

Uniquely among modern destroyers, three of these classes have been tested in battle against the aircraft and missiles of another modern navy -- in the Falklands War -- as well as being deployed during the Gulf War. Written by an expert on British naval technology, this book assess the changing technology of the Royal Navy's destroyers over half a century, including an examination of the Royal Navy's newest and most capable warship, the Type 45. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995242 Hampshire, Edward 242 SOVIET COLD WAR GUIDED MISSILE CRUISERS Heavily armed and formidable, guided missile cruisers formed the core of the Soviet Navy during the Cold War. From the last class of conventional Sverdlov-class cruisers through to increasingly complex and formidable missile cruisers, these ships ensured that NATO took the Soviet naval threat seriously. Soviet Cold War Guided Missile Cruisers covers all classes of these impressive warships, from the early Sverdlov through the Kynda, Kresta, Kara, and Slava to the enormous Kirov classes.

Together, these vessels marked the apogee of Soviet naval technology and capability and they remain today the largest non-aircraft carrier warships built since 1945. Containing material previously only available in Russian and fully researched from specialist defense journals, this comprehensive volume examines the design, development, and intended role of these impressive, hi-tech warships, and recounts their dramatic operational history as NATO and Soviet warships faced off against each other during the long Cold War at sea. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995243 Harmse, Kyle and Dunstan, Simon 243 SOUTH AFRICAN ARMOUR OF THE BORDER WAR 1975-89 The Border War saw the biggest armored battles in Africa since World War II. Starting as a counter-insurgency operation by the South African Defense Force (SADF) against the South West Africa People's Organization, South Africa became embroiled in the complex Angolan Civil War, where they came up against enemies well supplied with equipment and armored vehicles from the Soviet Union.

With the aid of illustrations and photographs, this study details the characteristics, capabilities and performance of the wide variety of armored vehicles deployed by the SADF, from the Eland armored car to the Ratel infantry combat vehicle and the Olifant tank. Designed for the unique conditions of the region, South Africa's armour was distinctive and innovative, and has influenced the design of counterinsurgency armored vehicles around the world. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995108 Henry, Chris and Illust. by Brian Delf 108 ENGLISH CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY 1642-51 At the beginning of the English Civil War it was clear that artillery was to play a significant part in the conflict, as so many battles were fought by siege. Both Royalists and Parliamentarians raced to capture ordnance stores in urban areas such as London and Hull, realising that they would prove strategically decisive in the siege warfare that later developed. Illustrated with superb colour plates by Brian Delf, this book gives the reader an overview of the types of weapon used in this conflict and, more generally, how artillery was actually used in the seventeenth century.

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1-995040 Katcher, Philip and Illustr. by Tony Bryan 040 ACW ARTILLERY (2) 1861-1865 Heavy Artillery Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2001 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995168 Konstam, Angus 168 British Aircraft Carriers 1939-45 With war against Germany looming, Britain pushed forward its carrier program in the late 1930s. In 1938, the Royal Navy launched the HMS Ark Royal, its first-ever purpose-built aircraft carrier. This was quickly followed by others, including the highly-successful Illustrious class. Smaller and tougher than their American cousins, the British carriers were designed to fight in the tight confines of the North Sea and the Mediterranean. Over the next six years, these carriers battled the Axis powers in every theater, attacking Italian naval bases, hunting the Bismarck, and even joining the fight in the Pacific. This book tells the story of the small, but resilient, carriers and the crucial role they played in the British war effort. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995183 Konstam, Angus 183 WARSHIPS OF THE ANGLO-DUTCH WARS 1652-74 Three times during the 17th century, England and Holland went to war as part of an ongoing struggle for economic and naval supremacy. Primarily fought in the cold waters of the North Sea and the English Channel, the wars proved revolutionary in their impact upon warship design, armament, and naval tactics. During this time, the warship evolved into the true ship-of-the-line that would dominate naval warfare until the advent of steam power. This book traces the development of these warships in the context of the three Anglo-Dutch wars. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995190 Konstam, Angus 190 BRITISH HEAVY CRUISERS 1939-45 The idea of a heavy cruiser emerged in the aftermath of World War I, and was closely linked to the limits set by the inter-war Washington Naval Treaty. The pre-World War I concept of armored cruisers had been abandoned, but in their stead the Admiralty saw a place for powerful cruisers, able to patrol the sea lanes of the British Empire, and which were well-armed enough that they could destroy enemy commerce cruisers.

The result was a group of British warships, known as the 'Washington Treaty Cruisers', that did everything the Admiralty wanted, but which conformed to the limits imposed by the treaty. These impressive cruisers were high-sided, spacious and stately - perfect peacetime ambassadors for British power. In war they also packed a considerable punch. During World War II the Royal Navy's thirteen heavy cruisers saw service in every theater of the war, whether facing the Bismarck in the North Atlantic or enduring kamikaze attacks in the Pacific. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995194 Konstam, Angus 194 BRITISH LIGHT CRUISERS 1939-45 The light cruiser was a natural development of the sailing frigate - a fast multi-purpose warship that could patrol the sea lanes, protect convoys and scout for enemy battle fleets. By the inter-war period the need for this type of ship was even more important, given the increasing need for protection from aircraft and the need to screen the fleet from submarines or destroyers.

Wartime experience showed that the British light cruiser proved to be one of the most versatile types of ship in the Royal Navy -- able to protect other warships, bombard enemy shores, guard life-saving convoys, and intercept and destroy enemy warships. While the battleships and carriers grabbed the headlines, light cruisers became the workhorses of the Royal Navy. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995200 Konstam, Angus 200 BRITISH BATTLESHIPS 1914-18 (1): The Early Dreadnoughts The launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 changed the face of naval warfare. The first half-dozen dreadnoughts were all improvements of the basic Dreadnought design, all carrying ten 12-inch guns. It was only in 1911, with the launch of HMS Neptune that the layout of this powerful armament was altered as a result of practical experience. Two more versions of the Neptune entered service later that same year. These nine improved dreadnoughts formed the core of the British High Seas Fleet. They would soon, however, be outclassed by a new breed of 'super dreadnoughts', the subject of the second volume in this two-part story.

While these new battleships carried larger 13.5-inch guns, they proved less successful as all-round battleships than their more lightly-armed predecessors. One last 12-inch gun dreadnought entered service in 1914, when a seven turret battleship being built for the Turks was commandeered by the Royal Navy, and re-named HMS Agincourt. This New Vanguard title, the first of two covering these famous warships will uncover the full story of the British battleships of World War I. The book will look at their revolutionary design, the 12-inch guns that provided them with their firepower, and the way these guns were fired in anger. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995204 Konstam, Angus 204 BRITISH BATTLESHIPS 1914-18 (2) - The Super Dreadnoughts In 1906, the Germans began building their own dreadnought fleet armed with larger guns, word of which soon reached the British Admiralty. This raised the specter that the British dreadnought fleet would be outgunned, and prompted the Admiralty to order the building of their own 'super dreadnoughts.'

The first of these new dreadnoughts were laid down in 1909, and entered service three years later. The British public supported this program, and the slogan 'we want eight and cannot wait' became popular, a reference to the building of eight of these super dreadnoughts.

Four more super dreadnoughts entered service in 1914. By then the Admiralty had developed a new program of 'fast battleships,' armed with 15-inch guns. These powerful warships entered service in time to play a part in the battle of Jutland in 1916. World War I broke out before the Royal Navy had fully evaluated these new warships, and so lessons had to be learned through experience - often the hard way. Although none of these super dreadnoughts were lost in battle, their performance at the battle of Jutland led to a re-evaluation of the way they were operated. Still, for four years they denied control of the sea to the enemy, and so played a major part in the final collapse of Imperial Germany. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995221 Konstam, Angus 221 GUNBOATS OF WORLD WAR I Naval action in World War I conjures up images of enormous dreadnoughts slugging it out in vast oceans. Yet the truth is that more sailors were killed serving on gunboats and monitors operating far from the naval epicentre of the war than were ever killed at Jutland. From the Mediterranean to the Black Sea, from the Balkans to Mesopotamia, gunboats played an influential part in the story of World War I.

Gunboat engagements during this war were bloody and hard fought, if small in scale. Austrian gunboats on the Danube fired the first shots of the war, whilst German, British, and Belgian gunboats fought one of the strangest, most intriguing naval campaigns in history in far-flung Lake Tanganyika.
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1-995226 Konstam, Angus 226 Commonwealth Cruisers 1939-45 In the early 20th century Britain's largest colonies established their own small naval presence, and their ships fought alongside the Royal Navy during World War I. These fleets were expanded during the inter-war years, and in 1939 the Royal Australian Navy, the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal New Zealand Navy willingly joined the fight on behalf of the British Commonwealth.

For the most part these small navies consisted of a few cruisers and destroyers, designed to protect territorial waters and local sea lanes. However, these warships and their crews soon found themselves involved in a global war, and consequently were called upon to fight wherever they were needed, against the Germans, the Italians and the Japanese. This book tells the story of these small cruiser forces, and the men who served the Allied cause so well during the long and brutal war at sea. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995239 Konstam, Angus 239 NILE RIVER GUNBOATS 1882-1918 For more than 30 years the Nile river gunboat was an indispensable tool of empire, policing the great river and acting as floating symbols of British imperial power. They participated in every significant colonial campaign in the region, from the British invasion of Egypt in 1882 to the Battle of Omdurman in 1898, when Britain finally won control of the Sudan.

After that, the gunboats helped maintain British control over both Egypt and the Sudan, and played a key role in safeguarding British interests around the headwaters of the Nile - a region hotly contested by several European powers.

Featuring specially commissioned artwork, this comprehensive volume offers a detailed analysis of the Nile river gunboats' entire career, from policing British colonial interests along the great river to defending Egypt against the Ottoman Turks in World War I. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995246 Konstam, Angus 246 BRITISH DESTROYERS 1939-45 (1): Pre-War Classes The Royal Navy entered World War II with a large but eclectic fleet of destroyers. Some of these were veterans of World War I, fit only for escort duties. Most though, had been built during the inter-war period, and were regarded as both reliable and versatile. Danger though lurked across the seas as new destroyers being built in Germany, Italy, and Japan were larger and better armored.

Until the new, larger Tribal-class destroyers could enter service, these vessels would have to hold the line. Used mainly to hunt submarines, protect convoys from aerial attack, and take out other destroyers, these ships served across the globe during the war.

This fully illustrated study is the first in a two-part series on the real workhorses of the wartime Royal Navy, focusing on how these aging ships took on the formidable navies of the Axis powers. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995253 Konstam, Angus 253 BRITISH DESTROYERS 1939-45: Wartime-Built classes As the possibility of war loomed in the 1930s, the British Admiralty looked to update their fleet of destroyers to compete with the new ships being built by Germany and Japan, resulting in the commissioning of the powerful Tribal-class. These were followed by the designing of the first of several slightly smaller ships, which carried fewer guns than the Tribals, but were armed with a greatly enlarged suite of torpedoes. The first of these, the 'J/K/M class' was followed by a number of wartime variants, with slight changes to their weaponry to suit different wartime roles.

Designed to combat enemy surface warships, aircraft and U-boats, the British built these destroyers to face off against anything the enemy could throw at them. Using a collection of contemporary photographs and beautiful color artwork, this is a fascinating new study of the ships that formed the backbone of the Royal Navy during World War II. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995041 Konstam, Angus and Illust by Tony Bryan 041 CONFEDERATE IRONCLADS Osprey 'NEW VANGUARD' series, (8) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2001 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995070 Konstam, Angus and Illust by Tony Bryan 070 PIRATE SHIP 1660-1730 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995238 Lardas, MArk 238 WORLD WAR I SEAPLANE AND AIRCRAFT CARRIERS In 1910, the first aircraft was successfully launched from a small wooden platform on a stationary ship. Just four years later, seaplane-carrying warships were being used to launch the first naval air raids, and by 1918 the first aircraft carrier to feature a full-length flight deck was in service. High quality artwork and historical photographs helps tell the fascinating story of the pioneering years of naval aviation, covering such historic clashes as the Japanese siege of Tsingtao, the British raid against German Zeppelin bases at Cuxhaven, and the Battle of Jutland, which saw the first airplane take part in a naval battle.

Through detailed analysis he explores their development from hastily adapted merchant ships to the launch of HMS Argus, the first aircraft carrier to have a full-length flight deck, and shows how they paved the way for the aircraft carriers of the future. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995147 Lardas, Mark and Illust. by Tony Bryan and Guiseppe Rava 147 AMERICAN LIGHT AND MEDIUM FRIGATES 1794-1836 1 vol, 48 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995219 McNab, Chris 219 RIOT CONTROL VEHICLES Fully illustrated with a mixture of dramatic archive photos and manufacturers' images, this volume covers the little-known history of riot control vehicles. It explores the world of these vehicles from 1945 through to the present day - from adapted military armored cars such as the Humber Pig (UK) and BRDM (Soviet Union) to the fully computerized systems of the Russian Lavina-Uragan and Canadian INKAS Armored Riot Control Vehicle - showing how their development and deployment has blurred the lines between civilian actions and military operations.

It charts how the vehicles have evolved in terms of technology and layout, and also details how the associated weapon systems have been refined over time, from water cannon and tear gas launchers to subsonic sound waves and microwave energy. The operational history of the vehicles is explained in the dramatic context of major incidents across the world, from the streets of Northern Ireland and Eastern Europe to the favelas of Brazil and the battlegrounds of Iraq. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995171 Mladenov, Alexander 171 MIL MI-24 Hind Gunship With its distinctive double-cockpit design, the Mi-24 'Hind' is arguably the most recognizable war machine of the Cold War, and has achieved near-legendary status in the annals of military history. The first Soviet helicopter to function as both a gunship and an assault transport, it served extensively in Afghanistan, and is now employed by militaries across the world.

Written by an expert on the 'Hind', an drawing on manufacturing and military sources, this book presents the Mi-24 in all of its brutal glory, from design and development to deployment and combat. Also included are a number of color plates showing the distinct paint schemes employed by various nations in a range of theaters and for different armies. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995179 Neville, Leigh 179 SPECIAL OPERATIONS PATROL VEHICLES: Afghanistan and Iraq The patrol vehicles used by Special Operations Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq vary quite dramatically between the theaters as well as amongst the Coalition members, and have been developed and upgraded to meet the demands of the deployment. Covering all the major Coalition nations, Leigh Neville continues his look at the elite forces deployed in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, with this analysis of their vehicles.

Tracing the evolution of the vehicle types, from their historical precedents, through their designs to their operational developments, he discusses their advantages and disadvantages, along with their tactical employment. From the mine-protected vehicles used to counter the IED threat in Iraq, the use of Strykers as armored raiding platforms by the US Rangers, to the civilian vehicles adapted for military service by both Coalition troops and Private Military Contractors in the regions, this book uses rare in-theater photographs and color artwork to show the variety and inventiveness of the patrol vehicles being used in combat today. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995233 Newsome, Bruce 233 VALENTINE INFANTRY TANK 1938-45 The Valentine was the most produced and most widely used British tank of WWII. The Valentine first saw combat during Operation Compass in November 1941 and remained one of the main medium tanks in British service into 1943. As the Churchill became more prevalent, the Valentine was relegated to specialist and tank-destroyer variants, which would remain in service in the Far East to the end of the war.

This book describes the evolution of the Valentine design and weighs up its impact on the battlefield. Although widely regarded today as one of the weaker tanks to be fielded during the war, it was exceptionally numerous, with more Valentines produced than any other British tank. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995058 Nicolle, David and Illust. by Sam Thompson 058 MEDIEVAL SIEGE WEAPONS (1): Western Europe 585-1385 1 vol, 48 pgs 2002 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995193 Noppen, Ryan 193 Austro-Hungarian Battleships 1914-18 Austria-Hungary did not have an overseas empire; its empire lay within its own boundaries and the primary purpose of its navy until the beginning of the twentieth century was the defense of its coastline. As its merchant marine dramatically grew, admirals believed that the navy should take a more proactive policy of defense.

The 1890s saw the beginning of a series of naval building programs that would create a well-balanced modern fleet. Cruisers were constructed for the protection of overseas trade and for 'showing the flag' but the decisive projection of Austria-Hungary's commitment to control the Adriatic was the construction of a force of modern battleships.

Despite the naval arms race throughout Europe at the time, the navy had difficulty obtaining funds for new ships. The difficulties experienced in battleship funding and construction mirrored the political difficulties and ethnic rivalries within the empire. Nevertheless by August of 1914, the Austro-Hungarian had a fleet of battleships. This book details the five classes of Austro-Hungarian battleships in service during World War I. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995208 Noppen, Ryan US NAVY DREADNOUGHTS 1914-45 The development of the US Navy's dreadnought battleships was a pivotal part of America's evolution into a true world power. By the beginning of World War I, the United States possessed the world's third largest navy, with ten dreadnoughts in service and four more under construction.

By the end of World War II, the US Navy was the undoubted global superpower, despite initial crippling losses to its battlefleet at Pearl Harbor. Richly illustrated with archive photographs as well as a full cutaway of the world's only surviving dreadnought, this comprehensive and detailed title covers the technical characteristics and combat record of the US dreadnoughts throughout their long careers.

Contents: Introduction, American Dreadnought Classes (South Carolina class, Delaware class, Florida class, Wyoming class, New York class), American Dreadnought Operations, and Conclusion. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995241 Noppen, Ryan 241 Austro-Hungarian Cruisers and Destroyers 1914-18 Building upon his previous book on Austro-Hungarian battleships, Ryan Noppen examines their cruisers and destroyers in a fascinating study that will appeal to those with an interest in naval history and World War I. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995222 Noppen, Ryan K, 227 OTTOMAN NAVY WARSHIPS 1914-18 During the Cold War, the Soviet Army was perhaps the deadliest fighting force the world had ever seen. Within its mechanized forces, the Soviets accomplished something that their American counterparts never could - the fielding of a self-propelled anti-aircraft gun (SPAAG) that could keep pace with its heavy armored formations. This volume examines the design, development and operational history of the Soviet Union's Cold War SPAAGs: the ZSU-37, ZSU-57-2, the infamous ZSU-23-4, and the 9K22 Tunguska (better known by its NATO reporting name: SA-19 'Grison'). These vehicles excelled in their air defense role, and many US Department of Defense publications were dedicated to examining how to defeat the ZSU and its radar tracking system. These formidable weapons equipped Russian forces in Afghanistan and were encountered again in Iraq during Operation Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom, cementing their place in the landscape of modern warfare. This study explores the full history of the SPAAGs with revealing photographs, technical illustrations and detailed analysis. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995227 Noppen, Ryan K, 227 OTTOMAN NAVY WARSHIPS 1914-18 At the start of the 20th century the Ottoman Navy was a shadow of its former might, a reflection of the empire as a whole - the 'Sick Man of Europe.' Years of defeat, nepotism, and neglect had left the Ottoman Navy with a mix of obsolete vessels, whilst the list of prospective enemies was ever-growing. An increasing Russian naval presence in the Black Sea and the alarming emergence of Italy and Greece as regional Naval powers proved beyond all doubt that intensive modernization was essential, indeed, the fate of the Empire as a naval power depended on it.

So the Ottoman Navy looked to the ultimate naval weapon of the age, the dreadnought, two of which were ordered from the British. But politics intervened, and a succession of events culminated in the Ottoman Navy fielding a modern German battlecruiser and state-of-the-art light cruiser instead - with dramatic consequences.

This study, in co-operation with the Turkish Consulate and Navy, offers technical aspects and operations of the warships of the Ottoman Navy in World War I. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995228 Noppen, Ryan K, 228 GERMAN COMMERCE RAIDERS 1914-18 This is the story of Germany's commerce raiders of World War I, the surface ships that were supposed to starve the British Isles of the vast cargoes of vital resources being shipped from the furthest reaches of the Empire. To that end, pre-war German naval strategists allocated a number of cruisers and armed, fast ocean liners to the effort supported by a complex and globe-spanning supply system known as the Etappe network.

This book explains the often overlooked role that the commerce raiders played in World War I. Whilst exploring the design and development of the ships, it also describes their operational history, how they tied up a disproportionate amount of the British fleet on lengthy pursuits, and how certain raiders such as the SMS Emden were able to wreak havoc across the oceans. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995224 Prenatt, Jamie 224 POLISH ARMOR OF THE BLITZKRIEG The Polish army during the Blitzkrieg conjures up tragic images of infantry and dashing, but ineffective and ultimately doomed cavalry charges. In actuality the Poles, in the midst of a large-scale re-armament program, had up to 600 armored vehicles available at the time of the German attack, as well as a number of newer and better designs in various stages of development.

Facing the inventors of the 'Lightning War,' who attacked in great numbers, on multiple fronts, and with total mastery of the air, the Polish armored formations with outdated equipment and doctrine nevertheless fought with bravery and determination before being finally overwhelmed.

This volume is a complete technical study of the machines that formed the backbone of Poland's defenses on the ground, using never-before-seen photographs and a comprehensive design and developmental history that reveal a full picture of Poland's armored forces in the context of their greatest challenge. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995235 Prenatt, Jamie 235 KATYUSHA: Russian Multiple Rocket Launchers - 1941-Present This New Vanguard provides a survey of Soviet and Russian Federation Multiple Rocket Launchers (MRLs) from the beginning of their development in 1941 to the present. It focuses on the history, design, and specifications of self-propelled ground MRL systems, but also covers towed, static, railway, and naval mounts. It highlights the many variants of the principal systems and include MRL unit tables of organization and equipment, information on MRL munition types, and coverage of dedicated MRL resupply vehicles. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995252 Prenatt, Jamie 252 M113 APC 1960-75: US, ARVN, and Australian Variants in Vietnam The M113 is the most widely used and versatile armored vehicle in the world. Fielded in 1960 as a simple 'battlefield taxi', over 80,000 M113s would see service with 50 nations around the world and 55 years later, many thousands are still in use. In addition to its original role of transporting troops across the battlefield, specialized versions perform a multitude of other functions including command and control, fire support, anti-tank and anti-aircraft defense, and casualty evacuation.

This new fully-illustrated study examines the service record of the M113 from its initial fielding through to the end of the Vietnam War. It will also describe the many US, South Vietnamese, and Australian variants of the M113 used in the Vietnam War as well as information on tactics, unit tables of organization and equipment, and a selection of engagements in which the M113 played a decisive role. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995205 Romanych, Marc 205 42CM BIG BERTHA AND THE GERMAN SIEGE ARTILLERY OF WORLD WAR I In the early days of WWI, Germany unveiled a new weapon - the mobile 42cm (16.5 inch) M-Gerat howitzer. At the time, it was the largest artillery piece of its kind in the world and a closely guarded secret. When war broke out, two of the howitzers were rushed directly from the factory to Liege where they quickly destroyed two forts and compelled the fortress to surrender.

After repeat performances at Namur, Maubeuge and Antwerp, German soldiers christened the howitzers 'Grosse' or 'Dicke Berta' (Fat or Big Bertha) after Bertha von Krupp, owner of the Krupp armament works that built the howitzers. The nickname was soon picked up by German press which triumphed the 42cm howitzers as Wunderwaffe (wonder weapons), and the legend of Big Bertha was born.

This book details the design and development of German siege guns before and during World War I. Accompanying the text are many rare, never-before-published photographs of 'Big Bertha' and the other German siege guns. Color illustrations depict the most important aspects of the German siege artillery. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995249 Romanych, Marc 249 RAILWAY GUNS OF WORLD WAR I World War I was the Golden Age of the railway gun. Even though at the start of the conflict none of the armies possessed any railway artillery pieces and the very idea was comparatively new, more railway guns were used during this war than in any other conflict.

Designed to break the stalemate of trench warfare, the first railway guns were simple, improvised designs made by mounting surplus coastal defense, fortress, and naval guns onto existing commercial railway carriages. As the war dragged on, railway artillery development shifted to longer range guns that could shell targets deep behind enemy lines. This change of role brought much larger and more sophisticated guns often manufactured by mounting long-barrel naval guns to specially-designed railway carriages.

This book details the design and development of railway guns during World War I from the very first basic designs to massive purpose built 'monster' railway guns. Accompanying the text are many rare, never-before-published, photographs and color illustrations depicting how these weapons were used during World War I. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995184 Rottman, Gordon 184 VIETNAM GUN TRUCKS While Vietnam is usually perceived as an infantry war, with US forces deploying by helicopter, the long supply lines that led to their inland bases had to be traveled by ground vehicles. The 8th and 48th Transportation Groups were responsible for hauling supplies through the long, dangerous roads of Vietnam, and they often found themselves the target of ambushes, attacks, and sniping. In response to this, vehicle crews began to arm trucks with machine guns and armour them with sandbags. While these proved less than ideal, the concept was considered valid, and more and more 'gun trucks' appeared, sporting heavier weapons and armor. Written by a Vietnam veteran, this book traces the development of these gun trucks from the jury-rigged originals to the powerful armored vehicles that appeared later in the war. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995167 Staff, Gary 167 GERMAN BATTLESHIPS 1914-18 (2) Supported by official documents, personal accounts, official drawings and specially commissioned artwork, this volume is an informative history of the key classes Kaiser, Konig and Bayern that formed the backbone of the German Imperial Navy throughout World War I, detailing the technological revolution that had taken place to enable the building of these large dreadnought classes 1 vol, 48 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995182 Stille, Mark 182 ITALIAN BATTLESHIPS OF WORLD WAR II Italy's navy, the Regia Marina, was the fourth-largest naval force in the world at the outbreak of World War II, and yet is often overlooked and largely discounted as ineffective. In general, the fleet was made up of obsolete vessels, lacked radar functionality, and had a reputation for indiscipline and poorly trained crews. The complex and bureaucratic command system imposed on the fleet further hampered its effectiveness. This book details why the Italian battleships were able to maintain a solid reputation, examining their impressive designs, courage, and determination of the fleet at Calabria, Sirte, Cape Spartiveto, and Cape Matapan, all illustrated with stunning photographs from the Italian Navy's own archives. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995187 Stille, Mark 187 IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY LIGHT CRUISERS 1941-45 The Imperial Japanese Navy went to war with 17 light cruisers and another three cruiser-sized training ships. Of these, most were 5,500-ton ships designed to act as destroyer squadron flagships. This made them much different in capabilities and mission from their American counterparts. During the war, the Japanese built another five light cruisers, all but one of which maintained the design premise of being able to serve as destroyer squadron flagships.

During the war, Japanese light cruisers were active throughout the Pacific performing many missions in addition to their flagship duties. Mark Stille continues Osprey's coverage of the IJN of WWII with this concise and complete study of all 25 ships, from their design and development to their ultimate fates. Detailed Osprey artwork and rare period photographs from the Fukui collection held in Kure, Japan illustrate this discussion. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995198 Stille, Mark 198 Imperial Japanese Navy Destroyers 1919-45 (1) -- Minekaze to Shiratsuyu Classes This volume details the history, weapons, and tactics of the Japanese destroyers, including the famous Fubuki class (called 'Special Type' by the Japanese) -- the most powerful class of destroyers in the world. This design forced all other major navies to follow suit and provided the basic design for the next many classes of Imperial Navy destroyers.

This book also covers the three classes built before the Special Type which were based on a German World War I design as well as two classes built after the advent of the Special Type. All of these ships had a rich history as they fought from the first battles of the Pacific War up until the very end when several accompanied the superbattleship Yamato on her death sortie. The final part of the book will be an analysis of the destroyer designs covered in the book which will include an examination of their strengths and weaknesses. The success (or lack of success) of these designs will be discussed and they will be compared to comparable Allied destroyer designs. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995202 Stille, Mark 202 IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY DESTROYERS 1919-45 (2) Asashio to Tachibana Classes During the Pacific War the most successful component of the Imperial Japanese Fleet was its destroyer force. These ships were larger and, in most cases, better-equipped than their Allied counterparts. Armed with a powerful, long-ranged torpedo, these ships proved formidable opponents. Initially, they were instrumental in an unbroken string of Japanese victories, but it was not until the Guadalcanal campaign that these ships fully demonstrated their power. In a series of daring night actions, they devastated Allied task forces with their deadly torpedoes.

This volume details the history, weapons, and tactics of the Japanese destroyers built just before and throughout the war, including the famous Kagero and Yugumo classes, the experimental destroyer Shimakaze that boasted a top speed of almost 40 knots and 15 torpedo tubes, and the Matsu class that represented the Japanese equivalent to an Allied destroyer escort. These ships were designed to be built quickly and cheaply, but proved to be very tough in combat. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995210 Stille, Mark 210 US HEAVY CRUISERS 1941-45: Pre-War Classes Designed and produced under the regulations of the Washington Naval Treaty, the heavy cruisers of the Pensacola, Northampton, Portland, New Orleans, and Wichita classes were exercises in compromise. While they possessed very heavy armament, the Pensacolas, for example, carrying a main battery of ten 8-inch guns, this came at the cost of protection - armor was the same thickness as a gun cruiser, and incapable of protecting the vessels from enemy 8-inch fire.

As the classes evolved, these flaws began to be corrected, with the main battery being reduced, and increased protection being added to the vital areas of the ship. Despite these drawbacks, the pre-war heavy cruiser classes served with distinction throughout World War II.

Contents

* Introduction
* US naval strategy and the role of the heavy cruiser
* US heavy cruiser design and development and impact of the Washington and London Naval Treaties
* Armament
* Radar
* The Heavy Cruiser Classes
* Analysis and Conclusion 1 vol, 48 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995212 Stille, Mark 212 AXIS MIDGET SUBMARINES: 1939-45 During World War II, Germany, Japan, and Italy built approximately 2,000 small, inherently stealthy, naval craft to perform special operations and conventional naval missions. Much more numerous and more technically advanced than their Allied counterparts, they saw service worldwide, operating in the Pacific, Mediterranean, Black Sea, Indian Ocean, North Sea, and the English channel. Manned by courageous crews, these vessels made daring attacks on Allied ships in heavily protected anchorages using torpedoes and mines.

Most notable were attacks against Gibraltar - launched from an Italian cargo vessel interred in nearby neutral Spain that had been converted into a clandestine support base and equipped with an underwater hatch - and Pearl Harbor. They were used against shipping in coastal waters and, near the end of the war, in desperate attempts to offset their opponents' overwhelming naval superiority during the US advance across the Pacific and the Allied amphibious landings in France and Italy. This volume will detail the history, weapons, and operations of German, Japanese, and Italian midget submarines.

Contents: Introduction, The midget submarine in naval history, Italy, Japan, Germany, and Analysis and Conclusion.
1 vol, 48 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995214 Stille, Mark 214 US Heavy Cruisers 1943-75 - Wartime and Post-war Classes This title follows on from a companion book covering the US heavy cruisers that were built prior to the war, together forming the definitive guide to the US's heavy cruiser classes. Versatile warships, the heavy cruisers of the Baltimore class, and their successors in the Oregon City and Des Moines classes, commonly acted as carrier escorts throughout World War II, but also performed bombardment duties in support of amphibious landings. Post-World War II, the heavy cruisers continued to see service, chiefly in Korea and Vietnam. Even after the heyday of the heavy cruiser had passed, the ships continued to serve - several were converted into the earliest examples of guided missile cruisers, and created an enduring legacy in the US Navy. From an established expert on the US and Pacific naval history, this is an invaluable resource richly illustrated with artwork and photographs.

Contents
Introduction
Evolving US naval strategy and the role of the heavy cruiser in the light of wartime experience
US heavy cruiser design and development in the light of wartime experience
Armament
Radar
The Heavy Cruiser Classes
Analysis and Conclusion
1 vol, 48 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995215 Stille, Mark 215 PANZER 38(t) This title offers a detailed study of a successful but little-known German tank of World War II, the Panzer 38(t). Germany's annexation of Czech provinces in 1938 gave it control of the large Czech armament industry, one of the jewels of which was the very modern LT 38 tank. The type was fully integrated into the Wehrmacht as the Panzer 38(t), becoming one of the few foreign designs to continue in production for the Wehrmacht.

It was an important element in the 1940 battle of France, and its most famous use was in the hands of Rommel's 7th Panzer Division. The Panzer 38(t) became one of the key weapons in the German invasion of Russia in the summer of 1941, and was widely used in the Eastern Front campaigns of 1941-42. This illustrated study gives a uniquely detailed account of the technical history and combat record of one of the most successful early World War II tanks.

Contents: Introduction, Design and Development, Operational History, and Conclusion and Analysis.
1 vol, 48 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995220 Stille, Mark 220 US STANDARD-TYPE BATTLESHIPS 1941-45 (1) A detailed investigation into the histories of each of the warships in the Standard-type battleship classes, the first three of which, the Nevada, Pennsylvania, and New Mexico, formed the US Navy's main force in the inter-war period. The Standard-types reflected a new design philosophy: by designing each class to meet common standards of maneuverability and handling, vessels of different classes could operate as a single tactical unit without being limited by the performance of the slowest and least maneuverable ship.

At the time of their construction, these ships incorporated the latest design features such as triple gun turrets. Although they were rendered increasingly obsolete by evolving naval doctrines and the ascendance of the fast battleship, they served with distinction throughout World War II. This study combines analysis of design features and an absorbing narrative of operational histories to offer a comprehensive picture of the Standard-type battleships, from the brutal destruction of the USS Arizona to the triumphant occupation of Japan. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995229 Stille, Mark 229 US STANDARD-TYPE BATTLESHIPS 1941-45 (2): Tennessee, Colorado and Unbuilt Classes This book completes an authoritative two-part study on the Standard-type US battleships of World War II - ships that were designed to fight a different type of war than the one that unfolded. It gives precise technical details of the design history and features of the Tennessee, Colorado and the unfinished South Dakota and Lexington classes, whilst providing an operational history of the former two.

Augmented by contemporary photographs and specially commissioned illustrations, this is the other half of the story of the US Standard-type battleships - from the terrible damage they sustained at Pearl Harbor to their support of the war-winning landings of the US Marine Corps and US Army. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995232 Stille, Mark 232 THE IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY OF THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR When the Imperial Japanese Navy destroyed Russia's battle fleet during the Russo-Japanese War, it marked the emergence of Japan as one of the world's major naval powers. Japan's navy had been built up over just two decades, with the IJN acquiring a fleet of modern foreign-built warships. Coupled with the IJN's leadership and high levels of training, this proved enough to destroy the fleet of one of the world's historic naval powers.

This book explains in concise detail the IJN's fleet of 1904-1905, from its battleships and armored cruisers to the torpedo boats that launched 'the first great torpedo attack in history,' and outlines the history of the naval campaign against the Russian fleet. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995236 Stille, Mark 236 US NAVY LIGHT CRUISERS: 1941-45 During World War II, the United States built 72 light cruisers of various classes. In response to the severe air threat that surface ships faced, new cruisers were designed with increasingly heavy antiaircraft weaponry as well as the traditional 6-inch guns. With the speed and range to keep up with aircraft carriers, and their considerable antiaircraft capability, they were a mainstay of the carrier escorts.

This book examines every US light cruiser produced, including those of the Fargo and Worcester classes, which were actually complete after World War II had ended, tracing their design, development and evolution throughout the war and beyond. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995248 Stille, Mark 248 IMPERIAL JAPANESE NAVY ANTISUBMARINE ESCORTS: 1941-45 This volume details the history, weapons and tactics of the IJN's anti-submarine warfare escorts. These include the Momi class of second-rate destroyers, the Tomodzuru and Ootori classes of torpedo boars, and the several types of ASW escorts built from 1937 up to the end of the war.

In 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) went to war with a marginal anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability. This was a lamentable state of affairs for a nation dependent upon imports to sustain its war economy. There were only a few purpose-built ASW escorts available at the start of the war and these were augmented by a handful of second-class destroyers and a dozen torpedo boats. Once the magnitude of the threat to Japan's shipping became fully apparent in 1943, the IJN made plans for mass production of ASW escorts. These arrived in 1944, but could not stop the massacre of Japanese shipping by increasingly bold and effective American submarines. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995251 Stille, Mark 251 US NAVY ESCORT CARRIERS 1942-45 While not as famous as their larger and faster sister ships such as the Essex- and Yorktown-class carriers, escort carriers made an enormous contribution towards Allied victory both in the Pacific and Atlantic theaters. Rather than relying on size or speed, it was their sheer numbers that made them so effective. Indeed, the Casablanca-class escort carrier was the most-produced aircraft carrier in history.

In partnership with the Royal Navy, they provided the backbone of Allied anti-submarine efforts in the Atlantic, finally and irrevocably turning the tide of the war against the U-boats in 1943. In the Pacific, they provided the air cover for the series of landings which led to the doorstep of Japan by 1945. These robust ships faced submarine, air, and even surface threats from the Japanese, but proved able to contend with everything thrown their way.

Fully illustrated with contemporary photographs and unique specially commissioned artwork, this book shines a new light on these unjustly overlooked workhorses of the US Navy -- ships that helped usher in the Allied victory over the Axis powers in the Atlantic and Pacific. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995176 Stille, Mark illust by Paul Wright 176 Imperial Japanese Navy Heavy Cruisers 1941-45 Designed with little more than a passing nod to the international naval treaties of the inter-war period, the Imperial Japanese Navy's heavy cruisers were fast and heavily armed. Like the other vessels of the Japanese Navy, the heavy cruisers were technologically superior to and far more innovative than their Allied rivals, whom they met in many of the major Pacific Theater battles, including Midway and Leyte Gulf. Mark Stille also addresses the design and development of all 18 ships in the IJN's six heavy cruiser classes, from pre-war construction and mid-war alterations, to their operational histories and eventual fates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995196 Wood, Adrian K. 196 WARSHIPS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD 3000-500 BC The world's first war machines were ships built two millennia before the dawn of the Classical world. Their influence on the course of history cannot be overstated. A wide variety of galleys and other types of warships were built by successive civilizations, each with their own distinctive appearance, capability and utility.

The earliest of these were the Punt ships and the war galleys of Egypt which defeated the Sea People in the first known naval battle. Following the fall of these civilizations, the Phoenicians built biremes and other vessels, while in Greece the ships described in detail in the 'Trojan' epics established a tradition of warship building culminating in the pentekonters and triaconters. The warships of the period are abundantly illustrated on pottery and carved seals, and depicted in inscriptions and on bas-reliefs. The subject has been intensively studied for two and a half millennia, culminating in the contemporary works of authoritative scholars such as Morrison, Wallinga, Rodgers, and Casson. To date there are no works covering the subject which are accessible and available to non-academics. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995170 Zaloga, Steven 170 Spanish Civil War Tanks: The Proving Ground for Blitzkrieg The tanks used during the Spanish Civil War are not often examined in any great detail, and are often labeled as little more than test vehicles in a convenient proving ground before World War II. But, with groundbreaking research, armor expert Steven J Zaloga has taken a fresh look at the tanks deployed in Spain, examining how future tanks and armored tactics were shaped and honed by the crews' experiences, and how Germany was able to benefit from these lessons while their Soviet opponents were not. Based on recently uncovered records of Soviet tankers in Spain and rare archival accounts, this book describes the various tanks deployed in Spain, including the PzKpfw I and the T-26.
1 vol, 48 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995180 Zaloga, Steven 180 KAMIKAZE: Japanese Special Attack Weapons 1944-45 The destruction of much of the remainder of the Japanese fleet and its air arm in the later half of 1944 left the Japanese Home Islands vulnerable to attack by US naval and air forces. In desperation, the Imperial Japanese Navy proposed using 'special attack' formations, or suicide attacks. These initially consisted of crude improvisations of conventional aircraft fitted with high-explosive bombs that could be crashed into US warships. Called 'Divine Wind' (Kamikaze), the special attack formations first saw action in 1944, and became the scourge of the US fleet in the battles for Iwo Jima and Okinawa in 1945.

In view of the success of these attacks, the Japanese armed forces began to develop an entire range of new special attack weapons. This book will begin by examining the initial kamikaze aircraft attacks, but the focus of the book will be on the dedicated special attack weapons developed in 1944. It also covers specialized suicide attack weapons such as anti-tank lunge mines. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995186 Zaloga, Steven 186 US MARINE CORPS TANKS: World War II During World War II, the US Marine Corps formed six tank battalions that battled through the harsh conditions of the Pacific Theatre. Using the same basic tanks as the US Army, notably the M3 and M5A1 light tanks and the M4 Sherman medium tank, the marines made both technical and tactical innovations to make them more effective in the fight against the Japanese. Deep wading equipment, flamethrower tanks, and even wooden armor all became part of the Marine arsenal. This book examines the tactics and technology that made the US Marine Corps tank service unique in the annals of warfare.
1 vol, 48 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995192 Zaloga, Steven 192 US Amphibious Tanks of World War II The advent of combined arms operations in World War II created the need for specialized armored vehicles. In the case of amphibious attacks, the issue arose of how best to land tanks on a beach. Although a variety of specialized landing craft were developed, the Dieppe raid in 1942 encouraged the development of tanks that could be deployed from further off-shore to limit the vulnerability of the LCT craft. The deep-wading equipment that they developed was first used during Operation Husky on Sicily in July 1943, and subsequently for Operations Avalanche (Salerno, September 1943), Shingle (Anzio, January 1944) and Overlord (Normandy, June 1944).

The US-manufactured DD tanks were used during Overlord by both US and British forces, and again in 1945 during the Rhine crossings. Initially, developments in the Pacific Theater were separate from those in Europe. The Marines learned from the Tarawa landings in 1943 that unprepared tanks could not be safely landed even in shallow water. DD tanks were never seriously considered for the Pacific, so other solutions were sought. A detailed study of specialized US amphibious tanks, this is a title that will appeal to those interested in both Pacific and European Theaters, modelers and collectors. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995199 Zaloga, Steven 199 TANKS OF HITLER'S EASTERN ALLIES 1941-45 The titanic armor battles of the Russian Front are widely known, but the role of Germany's eastern allies is not as well known. Two of these countries, Romania and Hungary, manufactured their own tanks as well as purchasing tanks from Germany. These ranged from older, obsolete types such as the PzKpfw 35(t) all the way up to the latest and best German vehicles including the Tiger I and Hetzer. These tanks played a frequent role in the battles in southern Russia and Ukraine and were especially prominent in the disaster at Stalingrad where the Red Army specifically chose the weaker Romanian and Hungarian salients for their critical envelopment operation.

This New Vanguard will provide a broad survey of the various and colorful tanks used. Besides covering the largest of these Axis tank forces, this book will cover the many smaller and lesser known forces including the Italian contingent in Russia, the Finnish armored force, and the small but interesting armored forces of the Russian Vlasov (RONA), Croatian, Bulgarian and Slovakian armies. This subject is seeing increasing interest in the modeling world; for example Tamiya recently announced a PzKpfw 35 (t) (suitable for Romanian, Slovak armies) a Finnish StuG III, and a Finnish BT-42. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995201 Zaloga, Steven 201 M7 PRIEST 105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage Based upon the ubiquitous Grant/Sherman tank, the M7 Priest is the iconic Allied self-propelled howitzer of WWII. It was the most widely manufactured vehicle of its type during the war and was utilized by the US, British, Canadian, and Free French forces.

Its combat debut was with Montgomery's Eight Army at El Alamein and it fought subsequently in every major campaign through Sicily, Italy, Normandy and the final battles in Germany. In addition to covering all variants of the Priest, this book also looks at the major derivatives, including the British/Canadian Sexton and the US M12 155mm GMC. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995203 Zaloga, Steven 203 US FLAMETHROWER TANKS OF WORLD WAR II The US Army and Marine Corps experimented with a wide range of flame-thrower tanks through World War II in both the European and Pacific theaters. Although the US Army deployment of flame-thrower tanks in the ETO was problematic at best, flamethrowers were much more widely used in the Pacific theater and became ubiquitous by 1945, including an entire Army flamethrower tank battalion on Okinawa in 1945, the largest single use of flamethrower tanks in World War II.

This will cover the initial attempts at the use of auxiliary flamethrowers by both the US Army and Marine Corps in 1943, the standardized adoption of the Satan flamethrower tank by the Marines in 1944, the development of main gun flamethrowers by the Marines and US Army based on the POA-CWS designs, and the myriad other types tested in combat including the powerful LVT-4 design using Navy flamethrowers at Peleliu in 1944. Due to the extensive Japanese use of fortifications in the final year of the Pacific war, Flamethrower tanks became one of the most important solutions in American tactics. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995209 Zaloga, Steven 209 French Tanks of World War II The first of two volumes covering the French armor of World War II, this title looks at the infantry and battle tanks that faced the onslaught of the German Blitzkrieg in 1940.

Many of the French tanks were intended as replacements for the World War I-era Renault FT, and various modernization efforts throughout the inter-war years had given rise to a number of new infantry tanks, including the Renault R35 and R40, FCM 36, and the Hotchkiss H35 and H39.

Alongside these developments was a separate family of battle tanks, starting with the Renault D1, D2, and, finally, the best-known French tank of the campaign - the Char B1 bis. This book offers a background to the design and development of these tank types and an evaluation of their performance in the Battle of France. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995213 Zaloga, Steven 213 FRENCH TANKS OF WORLD WAR II (2): Cavalry Tanks and AFVs The sequel to French Tanks of World War II (1), this title focuses primarily on France's cavalry armored vehicles, including the light reconnaissance tanks such as the AMR and AMC families, the famous Somua S.35 cavalry tanks and the extensive array of armored half-track and armored cars used by the French cavalry. Specific attention is also paid to tanks considered important from a numerical standpoint such as the Hotchkiss H-35/H-39 series.

Includes: Introduction, Design and Development, Operational History, Conclusion, and Analysis. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995223 Zaloga, Steven 223 T-64 Battle Tank - The Cold War's Most Secret Tank The T-64 tank was the most revolutionary design of the whole Cold War, designed to provide the firepower and armour protection of a heavy tank in a medium-weight design. It pioneered a host of new technologies including laminate armour, stereoscopic tank rangefinders, opposed-piston engines, smooth-bore tank guns with discarding sabot ammunition, and gun-fired guided projectiles.

These impressive features meant that the Russians were loath to part with the secrets of the design, and the T-64 was the only Soviet tank type of the Cold War that was never exported. Written by an armour expert, this detailed technical history sheds light on the secrets behind the Cold War's most controversial tank, revealing how its highly advanced technologies proved to be both a blessing and a curse. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995231 Zaloga, Steven 231 RAILWAY GUNS OF WWII World War II marked the zenith of railway gun development. Although many of the railway guns deployed at the start of the conflict were of World War I vintage, Germany's ambitious development program saw the introduction of a number of new classes, including the world's largest, the 80cm-calibre Schwerer Gustav and Schwerer Dora guns, which weighed in at 1,350 tons and fired a huge 7-ton shell.

This book provides an overview of the types of railway guns in service during World War II, with a special focus on the German railway artillery used in France, Italy and on the Eastern Front, and analyzes why railway guns largely disappeared from use following the end of the war. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995237 Zaloga, Steven 237 BT FAST TANK: The Red Army's Cavalry Tank 1931-45 When the Red Army needed to mechanize its cavalry branch in the 1930s, the BT fast tank was its solution. Based on the American Christie high-speed tank, the Red Army began a program to adapt the design to its own needs. Early versions were mechanically unreliable and poorly armed but by the mid-1930s, the BT-5 emerged, armed with an excellent dual-purpose 45mm gun. It saw its combat debut in the Spanish Civil War in 1937 and was later used in the border battles with the Japanese Kwangtung Army in the late 1930s. The final production series, the BT-7, was the most refined version of the family.

One of the most common types in Red Army service in the first years of the WWII, BT tanks saw extensive combat in Poland, Finland, and the opening phases of Operation Barbarossa in 1941 and latterly during the 1945 campaign against the Japanese in Manchuria - this is the story of their design and development history. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995245 Zaloga, Steven 245 EARLY US ARMOR TANKS: 1916-40 Between the two World Wars, the US contributed significantly to the development of the tank, a weapon invented by the British and the French seeking a way to break through the lines of German trenches. From the employment of the French Renault FT and British Mark V during their involvement in World War I, the US branched out with their own indigenous designs including the M1 Cavalry Car and the M2 Light and Medium tanks, the precursors to the Stuart and Grant tanks of World War II. Tank designers in this period faced unique challenges and so the story of early American armor is littered with failures amongst the successes. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995247 Zaloga, Steven 247 SOVIET LEND-LEASE TANKS OF WORLD WAR II The Red Army suffered such catastrophic losses of armour in the summer of 1941 that they begged Britain and the United States to send tanks. The first batches arrived in late 1941, just in time to take part in the defense of Moscow. The supplies of British tanks encompassed a very wide range of types including the Matilda, Churchill, and Valentine and even a few Tetrarch airborne tanks. American tanks included the M3 (Stuart) light tank and M3 (Lee) medium tank and the M4 Sherman tank, which became so common in 1944-45 that entire Soviet tank corps were equipped with the type.

This study examines the different types of tanks shipped to the Soviet Union during the war, Soviet assessments of their merits and problems, and combat accounts of their use in Soviet service using full color artwork, contemporary photographs and detailed cut-away illustrations. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995218 Zaloga, Steven J. 218 T-26 LIGHT TANK: Backbone of the Red Army The T-26 was the first major Soviet armour program of the 1930s, beginning as a license-built version of the British Vickers 6-ton export tank. Although the T-26 retained the basic Vickers hull and suspension, the Red Army began to make extensive changes to the turret and armament, starting with the addition of a 45mm tank gun in 1933. The T-26 was built in larger numbers than any other tank prior to World War II.

Indeed, more T-26 tanks were manufactured than the combined tank production of Germany, France, Britain, and the United States in 1931-40. This book surveys the development of the T-26 as well as its combat record in the Spanish Civil War, the war in China, the border wars with Poland and Finland in 1939-40, and the disastrous battles of 1941 during Operation Barbarossa.

Contents: Introduction, Design & Development, Operational History, Bibliography, and Index.
1 vol, 48 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-995173 Zaloga, Stevewn 173 French Tanks of World War I This title examines the emergence of the first modern tank, the Renault FT. It is a little known fact that France fielded more tanks in World War I than any other army. However, France's early tanks suffered from poor mobility and armor compared to their contemporaries. Indeed, their initial use on the Chemin des Dames in 1917 was a bloody fiasco.

In spite of initial set-backs, the French army redeemed its reputation with the Renault FT. The Renault FT pioneered the modern tank design, with armament in a revolutionary central turret and the engine in the rear. More importantly, the Renault was designed to be cheap and easy to manufacture. Discover the history of the early French armor developments and their triumphant new design, the Renault FT, that helped to turn the tide of war in the favor of the Allies.
1 vol, 48 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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