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M26/M46 Pershing Tank 1943–53 (New Vanguard) (Paperback)

M26/M46 Pershing Tank 1943–53 (New Vanguard) By Steven J. Zaloga, Tony Bryan (Illustrator), Jim Laurier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Steven J. Zaloga, Tony Bryan (Illustrator), Jim Laurier (Illustrator)

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This is book number 35 in the New Vanguard series.


From the moment that the M4 Sherman had been matched against German Panther and Tiger tanks, the American tank crews had known that their vehicles were outclassed by the opposition. What was needed was a more powerful tank, more heavily armed and armored, that could take-on the powerful German panzers on a more equal footing. Although it took time to develop by the latter months of the war numbers of M26 Pershing tanks were reaching the frontline US armored units. Well armored and with a powerful 90mm gun the Pershing was a match for any tank in the German order of battle.

About the Author

Steven J. Zaloga was born in 1952, received his BA in history from Union College, and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armoured vehicle development. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the Second World War, and he has also written extensively on American armoured forces.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781841762029
ISBN-10: 1841762024
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: November 25th, 2000
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: New Vanguard