M4 (76mm) Sherman Medium Tank 1943–65 (New Vanguard) (Paperback)

M4 (76mm) Sherman Medium Tank 1943–65 (New Vanguard) By Steven J. Zaloga, Jim Laurier (Illustrator) Cover Image

M4 (76mm) Sherman Medium Tank 1943–65 (New Vanguard) (Paperback)

By Steven J. Zaloga, Jim Laurier (Illustrator)

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This is book number 73 in the New Vanguard series.

The M4 Sherman tank was the mainstay of the Western allies between 1942 and 1945. Fast and modern it was a big success and was transported as far afield as Russia and North Africa. The American Chief of Staff claimed in November 1943 it was 'hailed widely as the best tank on the battlefield today…'. However, by the Normandy invasion of June 1944 this was not the case: the new German heavy tanks such as the Panther and Tiger were completely outclassing the Sherman. This title covers the M4 version armed with the 76 mm gun, examining developments such as the HVSS suspension, using much new archive material.
Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for four decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and history, including NVG 294 Allied Tanks in Normandy 1944 and NVG 283 American Guided Missiles of World War II. He currently lives in Maryland, USA.

Jim Laurier is a native of New England and lives in New Hampshire. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, from 1974–78, and since graduating with Honours, he has been working professionally in the field of Fine Art and Illustration. He has been commissioned to paint for the US Air Force and has aviation paintings on permanent display at the Pentagon.
Product Details ISBN: 9781841765426
ISBN-10: 1841765422
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: April 20th, 2003
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: New Vanguard