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M4 Sherman (Images of War Special) [Paperback]

Pat Ware , Brian Delf

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10 Feb 2014 Images of War Special
The M4 Medium Tank - the Sherman - was one of the most famous tanks of the Second World War. It was produced in greater numbers than any other Allied tank, it fought on every front - in Western Europe, on the Eastern Front, in North Africa, Burma, the Pacific - and it continued to serve effectively as a front-line fighting vehicle in the Korean War, the Arab-Israeli wars, the Indo-Pakistani wars. Pat Ware's new history of this remarkable tank covers in detail its design and development, its technical specifications and the many variants that were produced, and he reviews its operational role in conflicts across the world. While the Sherman outclassed the older German tanks it encountered when it was first put into combat in 1942, it was vulnerable to the later German medium and heavy tanks, the Panther and the Tiger I and Tiger II. Yet, as Pat Ware shows, the Sherman was more effective than these superior German tanks because it was cheaper to build, reliable, easy to maintain and produced in such large numbers. It was also adaptable - it was converted into a tank-destroyer, an amphibious tank, a recovery vehicle, a mine-flail, a personnel carrier - and, after the Second World War, the soundness of its original design was proved as it was developed to confront more modern tanks in combat. Pat Ware's expert account of this remarkable fighting vehicle is accompanied by a series of colour plates showing the main variants of the design and the common ancillary equipment and unit markings. His book is an essential work of reference for enthusiasts.


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Pat Ware is a leading expert on the history of military vehicles and a prolific writer of books and articles on every aspect of the subject. His most recent publications include a study of the military Jeep, encyclopaedias of military vehicles and motorcycles, and photographic histories of British tanks of the Second World War and the post-war period. He was the founding editor of Classic Military Vehicle magazine in 2001 and continues to contribute to the magazine. Brian Delf has a long-established reputation as an illustrator of technical subjects as well as architecture and natural history, and he is particularly well known for his work on military vehicles.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Sherman rides again! 14 July 2014
By wpapac - Published on Amazon.com
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Very nice book in this great series. Very technical information on the engines and pieces and parts. Great info on post war use of this WW2 stalwart. It really was a mediocre tank that could only be updated so much. Everything was designed around it. And it lived up to the thought, "hope,they run out do Tigers before we run out of Sherman's!"
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3.0 out of 5 stars More M-4 Shermans? 29 April 2014
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I don't believe that more Shermans were produced than any other Allied tank. The largest number produced was of the Russian T-34.
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