Jeeps 1941-45

Jeeps 1941-45

by Steven J. Zaloga, Hugh Johnson

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Overview

The jeep was the most famous military vehicle of World War II, and its name has become synonymous with a whole class of military and civilian all-terrain vehicles. The jeep originated in a prewar US Army requirement for a simple, inexpensive, and robust vehicle for basic utility chores. Its simple design proved to be adaptable to a host of military tasks including use as a scout vehicle, battlefield ambulance, communications vehicle, and staff car. This book, covering “the savior of World War II”, focuses on the design and development of this versatile vehicle used on nearly every front of World War II.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780961477
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 10/20/2011
Series: New Vanguard , #117
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 48
File size: 5 MB

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 armored vehicle development, and he has also written extensively on American armored forces. He lives in Maryland, USA.

Hugh Johnson is a highly-experienced and talented freelance digital illustrator who has recently completed exceptional work on New Vanguard 102: T-54 and T-55 Main Battle Tanks 1944–2004 for Osprey. He lives in Middlesex, UK.
Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over three decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union. He currently lives in Maryland.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and development of the Jeep · Variants and users · Weapons and tactics · Operational history · Bibliography · Color plate commentary · Index

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