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British Anti-tank Artillery 1939-45
48 page book.

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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP NVG98
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Author: Chris Henry
Illustrator: Brian Delf

About this book
The rapid development of the tank as an offensive weapon following its introduction in World War I gave artillery theorists cause for concern during the 1920s and 1930s. By the beginning of World War II anti-tank guns had been developed, initially at around 37mm and 2 pounds in weight of shot. By the end of the war, monster anti-tank weapons were being developed, able to penetrate an armour thickness of up to 200mm at a range of 1,000 yards. This book explores the British efforts to keep up in a war of development, which saw heavier and more powerful guns eventually replaced by experimental ideas in an attempt to stop the German onslaught.

  • Introduction
  • Design and Development
  • Operation History
  • Variants
  • Colour plate commentary
Paperback; September 2004; 48 pages; ISBN: 9781841766386

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