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Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank 1965–95
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Michael Jerchel
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Development of the Leopard 1 can be traced back to November 1956, when the operational requirement for a new battle tank was formulated by the Federal German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). Originally a Franco-German project, the tank under design was named the 'Standard-Panzer'. The French later dropped out, however, and on
Leopard 1 Main Battle Tank 1965–95
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Michael Jerchel
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-11-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Development of the Leopard 1 can be traced back to November 1956, when the operational requirement for a new battle tank was formulated by the Federal German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). Originally a Franco-German project, the tank under design was named the 'Standard-Panzer'. The French later dropped out, however, and on
T-72 Main Battle Tank 1974–93
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Steven J. Zaloga
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The Russian T-72 Ural tank is the most widely-deployed main battle tank of the current generation. Used by the armies of the former Warsaw pact and Soviet Union, it has also been exported in large numbers to many of the states in the Middle East. This book reveals the previously
KV-1 & 2 Heavy Tanks 1939–45
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Steven J. Zaloga
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Named after Klimenti Voroshilov, the People's Commissar for Defence, the KVs proved a nasty surprise for German tank crews during the early days of Operation Barbarossa. Although slow, they were extremely heavily armoured. This volume examines the transition from multi-turreted tanks to heavy single-turret vehicles, consisting of the KV-1 and
British Battleships 1914–18 (1)
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Angus Konstam
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

The launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906 changed the face of naval warfare. The first half-dozen dreadnoughts were all improvements of the basic Dreadnought design, all carrying ten 12-inch guns. It was only in 1911, with the launch of HMS Neptune that the layout of this powerful armament was altered