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  T-34-85 Medium Tank 1944-94 (New Vanguard 20)
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T-34-85 Medium Tank 1944-94 (New Vanguard 20)
: Steven Zaloga, Peter Sarson
: Osprey Publishing
: 2005
isbn: 1855325357
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

The T-34-85 tank is one of those rare weapons that have remained in service for more than half a century. First introduced in 1944, it has seen combat in nearly every corner of the globe. Steven Zaloga and Jim Kinnear look at this long-serving tank at length. Although long obsolete in Europe, it has proven a reliable and potent weapon in many Third World conflicts, and is still in service with more than a dozen armies around the world.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 23-10-2013, 09:16 | : 407   (0)
  M2/M3 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle 1983-1995 (New Vanguard 18)
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M2/M3 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicle 1983-1995 (New Vanguard 18)
: Steven Zaloga, Peter Sarson
: Osprey Publishing
: 1995
isbn: 1855325381
: 48
: english
: PDF (scan)

One of the most sophisticated armoured fighting vehicles in the world, the M2/M3 Bradley is the United States equivalent of the British Warrior, combining the role of personnel carrier with the formidable armament of a 25mm cannon and TOW anti-tank missiles. With a maximum road speed of 66kmh it also has a degree of manoeuvrability dreamed of by other armoured vehicles. In this book Steven Zaloga examines the different variants of the Bradley in detail and looks at the changing tactical requirements of the US Army for an armoured personnel carrier.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 23-10-2013, 07:30 | : 407   (0)
  Flammpanzer German Flamethrowers 1941-1945 (New Vanguard 15)
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Flammpanzer German Flamethrowers 1941-1945 (New Vanguard 15)
: Hilary Doyle, Peter Sarson
: Osprey Publishing
: 1997
isbn: 1855325470
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

The first attempt at mounting a flamethrower in a German tank was not the result of an engineering design process but rather occurred as a field expedient, when German troops involved in the Spanish Civil War mounted small back-pack flamethrowers on their PzKpfw Is. The German authorities took up this idea and from early 1939 began to design a flamethrowing tank based on the Panzer II. This was the first in a long line of German tanks to be equipped with flamethrowers. During World War II versions of the Panzer III, Sturmgeschütz and half-track were all given flamethrowers. This book examines their development, weapons and operational use, often using original German combat reports.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 22-10-2013, 04:41 | : 305   (0)
  Scorpion Reconnaissance Vehicle 1972-1994 (New Vanguard 13)
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Scorpion Reconnaissance Vehicle 1972-1994 (New Vanguard 13)
: Christopher Foss, Peter Sarson
: Osprey Publishing
: 1995
isbn: 1855323907
: 48
: english
: PDF (scan)

The Scorpion reconnaissance vehicle was part of the Combat Vehicle Reconnaissance (CVR) series first devised in the mid-1960s. Designed to be light enough to be carried and parachute-dropped if necessary, the CVR, with the designation 'tracked' added, entered service with the British Army in 1972. Since then the Scorpion and its variants - the Scimitar, Striker, Spartan, Samaritan, Sultan and Sampson - have seen action in many theatres. Backed by numerous photographs and colour plates, this book examines the development and design of the Scorpion, detailing its firepower, forms of protection, performance in combat and variants.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 22-10-2013, 04:17 | : 378   (0)
  BMP Infantry Fighting Vehicle 1967-1994 (New Vanguard 12)
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BMP Infantry Fighting Vehicle 1967-1994 (New Vanguard 12)
: Steven Zaloga, Peter Sarson
: Osprey Publishing
: 1994
isbn: 1855324334
: 49
: english
: PDF (scan)

The Russian BMP infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) was one of the most significant innovations in infantry tactics in the latter half of the 20th century. Built in response to the threat of nuclear warfare, it was the world's first IFV, providing the infantry squad with unprecedented firepower, mobility and protection. With over 55,000 manufactured since 1966, the BMP is also numerically one of the most important armoured vehicles ever built. This richly illustrated book examines the development and design of the BMP, detailing its armaments, performance in combat and variants.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 17-10-2013, 10:01 | : 425   (0)
  Matilda Infantry Tank 1938-45 (New Vanguard 8)
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Matilda Infantry Tank 1938-45 (New Vanguard 8)
: David Fletcher, Peter Sarson
: Osprey Publishing
: 2002
isbn: 1855324571
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

The Matilda was the principal British infantry tank in the early years of World War II. It served with the BEF in France and later in North Africa, where it earned the title Queen of the Desert. Outclassed by increasingly powerful German anti-tank weapons, it still remained a power in the South-East Pacific, and was kept in service until the end of the war by Australian forces. In this title, David Fletcher deals with Marks I to V. Development and operational history are discussed, along with service in other countries, including Germany and Russia. Numerous variants are also covered, including the prototype Hedgehog bunker-busting weapon.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 17-10-2013, 07:41 | : 375   (0)
  T-34/76 Medium Tank 1941-1945 (New Vanguard 9)
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T-34/76 Medium Tank 1941-1945 (New Vanguard 9)
: Steven Zaloga, Peter Sarson
: Osprey Publishing
: 1997
isbn: 1855323826
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

The T-34 was the most influential tank design of World War 2. When first introduced into combat in the summer of 1941, it represented a revolutionary leap forward in tank design. Its firepower, armour protection and mobility were superior to that of any other medium tank of the period. This superiority did not last long. While the T-34 underwent a series of incremental improvements during 1943, it was being surpassed by new German tank designs, most notably the Panther. This title traces the life of the original T-34 through all its difficulties to eventual success.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 17-10-2013, 06:30 | : 403   (0)
  Churchill Infantry Tank 1941-51 (New Vanguard 4)
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Churchill Infantry Tank 1941-51 (New Vanguard 4)
: Bryan Perrett, Mike Chappell
: Osprey Publishing
: 2002
isbn: 1855322978
: 50
: english
: PDF (scan)

The Churchill was undoubtedly one of the most successful British tanks of the Second World War. Although it suffered from being underarmed, a defect common to most British armoured vehicles of the period, it was nevertheless loved by its crews: its cross-country ability was unrivalled and it was less inclined to 'brew-up' from a direct hit than the Sherman. It was also adaptable. Modified Churchills played a crucial part in the initial D-Day landings and in the subsequent advance through France. Bryan Perrett traces the life of this slow-moving but effective and respected tank from its initial inception through till its eventual obsolescence.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 17-10-2013, 06:00 | : 342   (0)
  IS-2 Heavy Tank 1944-73 (New Vanguard 7)
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IS-2 Heavy Tank 1944-73 (New Vanguard 7)
: Steven Zaloga, Peter Sarson
: Osprey Publishing
: 2001
isbn: 1855323966
: 51
: english
: PDF (scan)

The Iosef Stalin tanks were the ultimate heavy tanks developed by the Soviet Union and were popularly called 'Victory tanks' due to their close association with the defeat of Germany in 1945. Yet in spite of their reputation, the Stalin tanks emerged from a troubled design, had a brief moment of glory in 1944 and 1945, and disappeared in ignominy after 1960. This title covers the events contributing to the Soviet Unions need to design the new series, with particular reference to the unsuccessful KV series and the advent of a new generation of heavy German tanks including the Tiger. It also covers their development, operational history and myriad variants.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 16-10-2013, 08:12 | : 488   (0)
  Tiger I Heavy Tank 1942-45 (New Vanguard 5)
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Tiger I Heavy Tank 1942-45 (New Vanguard 5)
: Tom Jentz, Peter Sarson
: Osprey Publishing
: 1993
isbn: 1855323370
: 47
: english
: PDF (scan)

Probably the most famous tank of the World War II, the Tiger I was originally conceived in 1941 in response to the German Armys experience in fighting British tanks and anti-tank guns in Western Europe and the North African desert. Following the invasion of Russia, the appearance of the Soviet T-34 and KW tanks lent a further impetus to the programme. The Tigers power and performance on the battlefield is emphasised by tables of relevant performance throughout the book, which clearly show the battlefield survivability of the Tiger and its superiority to many allied tank designs. This comprehensive and extremely detailed text is accompanied by a fine selection of black and white photographs showing the tank in use.
 
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: oleksandr74 | 16-10-2013, 07:26 | : 407   (0)
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