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When British soldiers charged across the Somme in September 1916 they were accompanied by a new and astonishing weapon - the tank. After a stuttering start armoured behemoths such as the Mark IV, Mark V and Whippet played a crucial role in bringing World War I to an end. Marking the centenary of their battlefield debut, this comprehensive volume traces the design and development of the famous British invention during World War I and the increasingly tense years of the 1920s and 30s, from the first crude but revolutionary prototype to the ever-more sophisticated designs of later years.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
When British soldiers charged across the Somme in September 1916 they were accompanied by a new and astonishing weapon - the tank. After a stuttering start armoured behemoths such as the Mark IV, Mark V and Whippet played a crucial role in bringing World War I to an end. Marking the centenary of their battlefield debut, this comprehensive volume traces the design and development of the famous British invention during World War I and the increasingly tense years of the 1920s and 30s, from the first crude but revolutionary prototype to the ever-more sophisticated designs of later years. Bolstered by historic photographs and stunning illustrations, author David Fletcher brings us the thrilling history behind the early British battle tanks.
  • Produktdetails
  • General Military
  • Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Seitenzahl: 236
  • Erscheinungstermin: 23. August 2016
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 249mm x 195mm x 27mm
  • Gewicht: 1000g
  • ISBN-13: 9781472817556
  • ISBN-10: 1472817559
  • Artikelnr.: 43858368
Autorenporträt
David Fletcher
Inhaltsangabe
NVG 100 BRITISH TANK MARK 1
NVG 133 BRITISH TANK MARK IV
NVG 178 BRITISH TANK MARK V
NVG 207 MEDIUM MARK A WHIPPET
NVG 217 BRITISH LIGHT TANKS 1927-1945