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Sherman Tanks of the British Army and Royal Marines - Dennis Oliver (Paperback)

Normandy Campaign 1944

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Description

Summary of design and operational history

Product Details

Barcode
9781473885301
Department
Books
Released
2 Nov 2016
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
DENNIS OLIVER
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
PEN & SWORD BOOKS
Language
English
Number of Pages
64
Dimensions
210 x 297mm

Summary

With production in excess of 55,000 the Sherman tank was eventually in service with most Allied armies of the Second World War and by the time of the Normandy landings was the mainstay of Britain's armored battalions. In his second book in the TankCraft series, Dennis Oliver uses wartime photos and extensively researched, exquisitely presented color illustrations to cover the Sherman tanks used by the units of the Royal Armoured Corps and the Royal Marines during the fighting in northern France. As with all the books in the TankCraft series, a large part of this work showcases available model kits and aftermarket products, complemented by a gallery of beautifully constructed and painted models in various scales. Technical details as well as modifications introduced during production and in the field are also explained as is the complex system of markings employed by British armored regiments. This book will give the modeler all the information and knowledge required to recreate an authentic miniature representation of the tanks that fought from the beaches of Normandy, through the battles for Caen and on to killing fields of Falaise.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Military
BISAC Subject 1
Crafts & Hobbies / Models
BISAC Subject 2
History / Military / Weapons
BIC Classification 1
Second World War
BIC Classification 2
Battles & campaigns
BIC Classification 3
Tanks & military land vehicles
Dewey Classification
623.74752

Author Bio

Dennis Oliver is the author of over twenty books on Second World War armoured vehicles including Codename Swallow: British Sherman Tanks at Alamein, To The Last Bullet: Germany's War on 3 Fronts, Westwall: German Armour in the West 1945, Viking Summer and A Sound Like Thunder.

Customer Reviews

Dennis Oliver does it again

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Another great book from the Tank Craft series.

Great camouflage and marking section and the models are really great builds to look at and get inspiration.

Only rating it 4 stars because the technical section of the Firefly is a bit short and also the lettering used to describe each picture doesn't match up with it's corresponding information it seems. Not sure if all of them are like this or just mine.

Otherwise another great addition to my collection that will prove useful when I do eventually build a Sherman Firefly.