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eBook Great Tank Scandal (British Armour in the Second World War) (Part 1) ePub

by David Fletcher

  • ISBN: 0112904602
  • Category: Military
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: David Fletcher
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office/Tso; First Edition edition (April 1, 1989)
  • Pages: 141
  • ePub book: 1534 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1387 kb
  • Other: lrf mobi txt lrf
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 631

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The Great Tank Scandal; British Armour in the Second World War merupakan sebuah buku sejarah mengenai peperangan berperisai (kereta kebal dan kenderaan tempur berperisai,di dalam bahasa Inggeris dikenali.

The Great Tank Scandal; British Armour in the Second World War merupakan sebuah buku sejarah mengenai peperangan berperisai (kereta kebal dan kenderaan tempur berperisai,di dalam bahasa Inggeris dikenali masing-masing sebagai tank dan armoured fighting vehicle) yang ditulis di dalam dua buah jilid atau volume in a government that always skimped on tank development.

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This book is part one of two by David Fletcher, who is the currator at the British Tank Museum in Bovington. He is an expert on British armor. The book starts in 1939 and explores all types of armored vehicles the British produced frm 1939-1942. It shows how & why their equipment was inferior to the Germans and American vehicles. A lot of B&W photos, line drawings help illustrate what the author is saying.

This is the first volume of David Feltchers work on the design and development of british armour in the second world war leading us from the landships of the great war through the cavalry and infantry tanks of the 1920s and 30s up to the start of the the second war where the british tanks were shown to be out gunned. and out manouvered by the germans, hence the scandal.

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Taking 1939 as its starting point, this book examines the development of British and Commonwealth armoured fighting vehicles, looking at the . The Great Tank Scandal Pt. 1 : British Armour in the Second World War. by David Fletcher.

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Great Tank Scandal (British Armour in the Second World War) (Part 1) by David Fletcher. British Armour Between the Wars. In the period up to the end of 1938 British armored forces consisted of eight battalions of the Royal Tank Regiment equipped with light tanks, which were armed only with machine guns, obsolescent medium tanks, also armed with machine guns, and two cavalry armored car regiments. This, of course, was during the period of disarmament.

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Bys Bys
I was able to purchase this soft bound edition at an affordable - if somewhat high - price. Note that this is Part 1 which deals with the 1936 - 1943 period before the British armored divisions were equiped with the M4 (Sherman) variants. The last chapter does deal a little with the equiping of the British with the lend-lease material and the creation of some of the "Hobart Funnies" variants but deals mostly with the slow delivery and low-combat effectiveness of the native British Armor.

I would have liked to actually have more data on the actual combat operations of the 20mm (2#) equipped tanks but the focus was more on the industrial base and lack there of that added to the muddled direction of tank development. There is also a large section on British and Commonwealth armored cars which was interesting but did subtract pages from the tank story.

That an inadequate gun and scanty armor were continued in new vehicles because they already had planned to build them was a poor use of their military men as well as industrial capacity. The faults of the Sherman in later 1944 was more a lack of demand by the front line forces (and Ordinance failure to use Intelligence to press home new designs) than bad selection. Despite the Sherman's faults it was a better all around design that the German tanks it faced and had the automotive capacity to upgrade armor and gun - if that need had been recognized earlier.

What is also shown by this work, as well as several others, was that the British North African campaign was a side-show for the Germans. They could ship outdated Pzk I and II as well as early marks of III and IV while outmatching the latest British tanks. One fact I was not aware of was that the 37mm on the Stuart (M3/M5) had better long-range penetration than the British 2 pounder (40mm). The armor on this light tank was also as good as that being used on the British 'cruiser' tanks but was automotively much more durable and dependable.

Overall I highly recommend reading this work. I do wish a new, and low cost, version would be issued for the Kindle format and a combined Part 1 and 2 would not be amiss here.
Bumand Bumand
This book is part one of two by David Fletcher, who is the currator at the British Tank Museum in Bovington. He is an expert on British armor.

The book starts in 1939 and explores all types of armored vehicles the British produced frm 1939-1942. It shows how & why their equipment was inferior to the Germans and American vehicles. A lot of B&W photos, line drawings help illustrate what the author is saying. This is not a book for modelers, not enough details. But it really shows how the soldiers, bureaucrats, politicians, industry types all muddled things up and the tankers paid the price. Ironic since the Brits invented the tank and spearheaded many of the tactical ideas that led to Blitzkreig.

Definately recommend for armor collectors/historians.
Efmprof Efmprof
This is the first volume of David Feltchers work on the design and development of british armour in the second world war leading us from the landships of the great war through the cavalry and infantry tanks of the 1920's and 30's up to the start of the the second war where the british tanks were shown to be out gunned and out manouvered by the germans, hence the scandal. The author should know his manterial as he is the curator of the Tank museum,Bovingdon, England, a must read for any budding historian of technology, military tactics or indeed the political machinations that led to the overwhelming complacency that followed the great war and the disinterest in research and developement of the tank as a military tool.