Brand salg M4 Sherman (Images of War Special) (Paperback) by Ware Pat Delf Brian 1baiWWtc

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The M4 Medium Tank - the Sherman - was one of the most famous tanks of the Second World War. It was produced in greater numbers than any other Allied tank it fought on every front - in Western Europe on the Eastern Front in North Africa Burma the Pacific - and it continued to serve effectively as a front-line fighting vehicle in the Korean War the Arab-Israeli wars the Indo-Pakistani wars. Pat Ware's new history of this remarkable tank covers in detail its design and development its technical specifications and the many variants that were produced and he reviews its operational role in conflicts across the world. While the Sherman outclassed the older German tanks it encountered when it was first put into combat in 1942 it was vulnerable to the later German medium and heavy tanks the Panther and the Tiger I and Tiger II. Yet as Pat Ware shows the Sherman was more effective than these superior German tanks because it was cheaper to build reliable easy to maintain and produced in such large numbers. It was also adaptable - it was converted into a tank-destroyer an amphibious tank a recovery vehicle a mine-flail a personnel carrier - and after the Second World War the soundness of its original design was proved as it was developed to confront more modern tanks in combat. Pat Ware's expert account of this remarkable fighting vehicle is accompanied by a series of colour plates showing the main variants of the design and the common ancillary equipment and unit markings. His book is an essential work of reference for enthusiasts.