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American tanks and tank destroyers

Elizabeth Mallett Conger

American tanks and tank destroyers

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Published by H. Holt and company in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tanks (Military science),
  • Automobiles, Military.,
  • Military art and science -- Juvenile literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Elizabeth Mallett Conger.
    GenreJuvenile literature.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUG446.5 .C6
    The Physical Object
    Pagination159 p.
    Number of Pages159
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6467127M
    LC Control Number44006929
    OCLC/WorldCa413407


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American tanks and tank destroyers by Elizabeth Mallett Conger Download PDF EPUB FB2

This very detailed book explains the invention of the tank destroyer concept in the American military, goes into great detail about the vehicle involved - from the ineffective M6 and M3 tank destroyers (no more than an ineffective anti-tank gun bolted onto a jeep or half track) hastily thrown together and deployed at the beginning of Americas /5().

Printed inthis book is Charles M. Baily’s take on the controversies surrounding the United States development of tanks and tank Destroyers during World War II, why the Tank Destroyers came about and why the U.S.

did a second-rate job arming the M4 tank let alone getting the M26 Pershing into the by: 8. A tank destroyer, tank hunter, or tank killer is a type of armoured fighting vehicle, armed with a direct-fire artillery gun or missile launcher, with limited operational capacities and designed specifically to engage enemy tanks.

Tanks are armoured fighting vehicles designed for front-line combat, combining operational mobility and tactical offensive and defensive capabilities; tanks perform Country: Australia, United Kingdom, Cuba, China.

In addition to tank-based variants, such as armored engineering vehicles, self-propelled artillery, armored recovery vehicles, and tank destroyers, American factories went on to design and build thousands of wheeled armored cars for reconnaissance purposes and armored half-tracks to transport the infantry into battle behind the tanks/5(27).

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A variant of a talk given at Flying Heritage Collection, the sequel to "Myths of American Armor." In it, I go over the thought process behind the development of the tank destroyers, and some of. For example, if you want to read about the tank destroyers that saw service during WWII war, you will need to go to the Hunnicutt Sherman book for the M10 and M36, the Stuart book for the M18, the Halftrack book for the M3 GMC, and the Armored Car book for.

Stuart, Sherman, Lee, and Grant tanks dominated the US Army and Marine Corps armored warfare effort American tanks and tank destroyers book Nazi Germany and Tojo's Japan. This book details the full range of these vehicles, giving technical specifications and development features as well as describing how they were manned and fought in battle/5.

Get this from a library. Faint praise: American tanks and tank destroyers during World War II. [Charles M Baily] -- "Toward the end of World War II, newspapers revealed what American soldiers American tanks and tank destroyers book discovered months before - when Sherman tanks tried to slug it out with the heavier German Panzers, they came out.

: American Tanks and Tank Destroyers:illus., sources, references, index, some soiling to text, discoloration inside boards & flyleaves, boards soiled & stained.

Creasing to several pages. Topics covered include light tanks, tank markings, medium tanks, desert life in tanks, heavy tanks, scout cars, armored cars and half-tracks, tank retrievers, cartridges and shells, armored. The Fargo, first American tank hunter. The 37 mm Gun Motor Carriage M6 (GMC) was the first American tank destroyer of the war.

It was designed in a rush. When America declared war on Japan on 8th DecemberJapan’s allies, Germany and Italy, declared war on the United States, bringing America fully into World War II.

Tanks were an important weapons system in World War II. Even though tanks in the inter-war years were the subject of widespread research, production was limited to relatively small numbers in a few countries. However, during World War II most armies employed tanks, and production levels reached thousands each month.

Tank usage, doctrine and production varied widely among the combatant y: Australia, United Kingdom, Cuba, China.

“The American tank is not nearly as good as the German tank.” “Next to the German and Russian tanks, the American tanks are the best in the world.” Quotations, opinions, and comments similar to the two above, which have been widely publicized and caused widespread discussion, have been made by various individuals.

Tank Destroyer. 8, likes talking about this. To promote a force of forgotten men who were the backbone of tank warfare during WWII.5/5(3). Some new Marder II tank destroyers were produced, 68 were converted from older vehicles and at least 10 were field conversions.

In total, according to T.L. Jentz and H.L. Doyle (Panzer Tracts No Panzerjäger), some Marder II were built by FAMO, M.A.N., Daimler-Benz and Škoda.

The Tank Killers is the story of the American Tank Destroyer Force in North Africa, Italy, and the European Theater during World War II.

The tank destroyer (TD) was a bold-if some would say flawed-answer to the challenge posed by the seemingly unstoppable German blitzkrieg/5. the U.S. Army did not envision the tank destroyer as another tank. The American tank destroyer was a self-propelled, powerful, anti-tank cannon suited for direct fire against enemy tanks.

Armor was thin, sufficient for protection against smalls ar. The ninety-five-ton T28 would have been the heaviest tank in American history.

tanks as well as turreted tank destroyers (essentially tanks with less armor and a more powerful gun. The entry of the U.S. into World War II provided the Allies with the industrial might to finally take the war to German and Japanese forces across the world.

Central to this was the focus of the American military industrial complex on the manufacture of tanks and armored fighting vehicles. Between and88, tanks other armored vehicles were built, almost twice the number.

“Tank destroyer” had several different meanings in WW2 depending on which Army was using it. Indeed, the British didn’t use it at all, they had only anti-tank guns. Some were self propelled, some were towed, but all were anti-tank guns manned by R. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Faint Praise: American Tanks and Tank Destroyers During by Charles M.

Baily at the best online prices at eBay. Free shipping for many products!Seller Rating: % positive. M The First Good American TD. The M10 was a tank destroyer mounting a 3-inch anti-tank gun. It used the M4A2 chassis with the GM to power it. These tanks only had an M caliber machine gun other than their main gun.

The turret lacked power traverse. It had a. "Michael Green's American Tanks & AFVS Of World War II comes from an armor expert who examines the machinery of the U.S. Army from Sherman tanks to tank destroyers and landing vehicles.

The American Tank Destroyers such as the M36 were turreted and, to a degree, behaved like actual tanks. They were often faster but less protected with the top of the turret open.

The extreme case of this would be the M18 Hellcat, one of the fastest tracked vehicles of the Second World War. In his new book, "Spearhead: The World War II Odyssey of an American Tank Gunner" (published by Ballantine Books), Adam Makos (the New York. Rather, tanks were to be the armored spearhead to breach enemy positions.

Enemy tanks were to be dealt with by specialized weapons, aptly named tank destroyers. While the 3-inch weapon of the M10 was superior to that found on earlier US tank destroyers, it was still found to be inadequate against the ever-increasing weight of German : John Adams-Graf.

Bibliography: p. [] This work is based on the controversial topic of why the U.S. did not field a better armed M4 Sherman medium tank during World War II and why the M26 Pershing arrived :   armor, American forces found there was little practicality in using tank destroyers as the initial doctrine prescribed.

This was not due to failures in the tank destroyers themselves or their doctrine, but changes in German armor and its employment. With the absence of large German armor formations, heaver German tanks, U.S. Army commanders at all. The entry of the US into World War II provided the Allies with the industrial might to finally take the war to German and Japanese forces across the world.

Central to this was the focus of the American military industrial complex on the manufacture of tanks and armoured fighting vehicles. Between and88, tanks other armored vehicles were built - almost twice the. Nov 1, - Explore 96percent's board "U.S Tank Destroyers" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Tank destroyer, Military vehicles and World of tanks pins.

American Tanks & AFVs of World War II from Osprey Publishing conveniently recaps key US prototype, test, and operational vehicles of the conflict.

Call it a one-volume subject summary – sans "paper projects". Design. Development. And, where appropriate, deployment.

Author Michael Green considers most main points – including prewar influences. American Knights The Untold Story of the Men of the Legendary st Tank Destroyer Battalion Victor Failmezger.

Osprey Publishing, Oxford, United Kingdom,pages. Book Review published on: Ma In FebruaryGerman forces attempted to expel Allied units that had established a beachhead in the vicinity of Anzio, Italy. Designed in the s, 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 Brand: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Full text of "Faint Praise: American Tanks and Tank Destroyers During World War II" See other formats. American Tanks and AFV's of World War II is broken down into the following nine chapters; Early Medium Tanks, M4 Series Tanks, Light Tanks, Heavy Tanks, Tank Destroyers, Armored Cars, Armoured Half-Tracks, Self-Propelled Artillery, and Landing Vehicles Tracked.

This list presents 29 tanks used in the ranks of the Allied and German armored units during the landing and the battle of Normandy. These pages contain photographs and technical sheets. German Jagdpanther V (SdKfz ) tank destroyer.

American Tank Destroyers are initially mobile with varied gun selection before eventually splitting into two branches: one with turrets and one mostly without turrets.

The turreted TD line remains a versatile one, exchanging armor for mobility and versatility in the mid-tiers, then trending more towards heavy tanks with larger guns in the high.

For example, if you want to read about the tank destroyers that saw service during WWII war, you will need to go to the Hunnicutt Sherman book for the M10 and M36, the Stuart book for the M18, the Halftrack book for the M3 GMC, and the Armored Car book for the various wheeled tank destroyer models.

The American column fell back in panic—and called in air support. officer George Forty in his book German Tanks of footage of the humongous tank destroyers was filmed as Ernst’s last.

More common German foes such as the PzKpfw IV tank, 75mm antitank guns, the StuG III assault gun, and German "panzerjager" tank destroyers could still kill Shermans from ordinary combat ranges of 1, yards or less, but Sherman tanks fought those foes on more equal footing.

Tank Destroyers. World of Tanks Do's and Don'ts. Crew The Absolute Basics. Crew Moving Crew. Crew Skills and Perks. Crew Min/Max Mastery of Your Crew. Full List of Crew Skills and Perks. On Track Missions. On Track For Sept.

Oct. K On Track For June T92 HMC & Kranvagn. On Track For July AMX 30 B & The Germans, on the other hand, were slower to develop tanks, concentrating on anti-tank weapons. The German response to the modest initial successes of the Allied tanks was the A7V, which, like some other tanks of the period, was based on caterpillar tracks of the type found on the American Holt Tractors.

Initially unconvinced that tanks were Country: Australia, United Kingdom, Cuba, China. As anybody who is remotely interested in US tanks knows, J.P. Hunnicutt is the documentarian of American Armor.

pages covering every facet of the development of the Sherman tank, and unlike other books, stretches back to the M2, and how it relates, through the M3, and all the various versions of the Sherman. pages, thousands of diagrams and s: