M3 Lee/Grant Medium Tank 1941-45

M3 Lee/Grant Medium Tank 1941-45

by Steven J. Zaloga, Hugh Johnson

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Overview

The highly successful 'stop-gap' M3 medium tank was designed in 1941, and as adequate turret casting facilities were not yet ready, the M3 used an unusual armament configuration patterned after a French tank. British lend-lease demands led to the design of a second turret type with the US version called the Lee and the British version the Grant. It could penetrate Panzer armor, and its explosive firepower was excellent for dealing with German anti-tank guns. This book covers the design, development, service and variants of a vehicle that was the backbone of many World War II forces.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472803078
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 03/20/2013
Series: New Vanguard , #113
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 654,965
File size: 7 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. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in World War II, 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 M3 · Variants and users · Weapons and tactics · Operational history · Bibliography · Color plate commentary · Index

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