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Tank Warfare Tim Ripley

Tank Warfare - Tim Ripley

Oxford: Compendium, 2003, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Includes: Plans of battle; Black & white photographs; Diagrams; References; Frontispiece;

From the cover: “This is the first in the new “Battle Tactics” series that concentrates on the changing face of the battlefield in the modern era -from the 19th century to the modern electronic battlefield. Wherever possible the authors use primary source material, extensive quotations, and action photographs to give a closeup, eyewitness view of battle as well as examining the changes in equipment and tactics. In many cases, the sections are exemplified by case studies of specific engagements to show particular tactical successes or failures.

Battle Tactics: Tank Warfare looks at the way that fighting in and with tanks has changed -from the first introduction of tracked armored vehicles on the static Western Front of World War I, through the proving ground of World War II, where the tank became the queen of the battlefield, to the dangerous days of the modern battlefield. The tank is still a major asset in modern warfare but against it has evolved a range of defensive anti-tank options from light infantry-borne weapons to attack helicopters and tank-busting aircraft that have probed the vulnerabilities of tank warfare.

After an introduction that looks at the background to tank development, chapters cover World War I, the development of Blitzkrieg theory during the Interwar Years, the crucible of tank warfare, World War II, the Post-war Years — Korea, Vietnam, the Arab-Israeli wars — through to the modern battlefield — the all-arms teams in the Gulf — and the future of tank warfare.”

Size: 10¼" x 8¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the Battle Tactics series. 160 pages.
Tank Warfare Tim Ripley