Описание: A cultural history/visual culture book featuring the story, photos, ephemera, and art of The Ghost Army, a World War II deception unit, which used inflatable tanks and other illusions to mislead the Germans on the battlefields of Europe. The Army recruited artists to create these illusions; in private moments, they painted and sketched their way across Europe, creating a unique visual record of the war
Автор: Gregory P. Kennedy Название: Germany`s V-2 Rocket ISBN: 0764324527 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764324529 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 4426 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Germanys V-2 looks at one of the major technological advances of the Second World War, the V-2 ballistic missile. Although dwarfed by todays giant rockets, the V-2 represented a quantum leap beyond anything previously built. During the last six months of the war in Europe, Germany launched thousands of these missiles against the Allies. This book traces the origins and development of the V-2, from groups of individual experimenters in the 1930s to its use as a weapon system. Particular emphasis is paid to such topics as the structure and components of the missile, its ground support equipment, and field procedures. After the war, the V-2 formed the foundation for the space programs of the Soviet Union and United States. Information is included on previously ignored V-2 launches in the United States.
Описание: Covered are the secretive origins and development of Germans Panzer troops are recounted in numberous photographs, along with a historical account of the vehicles used by the Panzer troops that would later storm through Europe.
Автор: Thomas L. Jentz Название: Germany`s Panzers in World War II ISBN: 0764314254 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780764314254 Издательство: Schiffer Рейтинг: Цена: 3332 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This book has been created as a primer showing the best available and rare photographs of Panzers with units at the front. Covered are the Panzers I, II, 38(t), III, IV, Panther and Tiger tanks on a variety of war fronts. Also included are detailed data sheets showing line schemes and technical information that offer the most complete and accurate data available.
Описание: Eugen S?nger's proposed manned, bi-fuel, liquid rocket-powered orbital bomber was truly mid-1940s high tech. S?nger proposed a flying machine capable of dropping a 2,000 pound bomb on American east coast cities of New York and Washington, D.C., as well as Chicago and Pittsburgh. S?nger's orbital bomber would have been launched from a monorail track 1.8 miles long, and pushed to 1,113 miles/hour via captive V2 rocket engines. The S?nger bomber would lift off its monorail and would immediately go into a 30 degree climb. Seven to eight minutes later, it would have reached 80 miles altitude with a forward speed of 13,000 miles per hour. As the separated weapon glided away and down toward New York City, the S?nger machine itself was passing high over the city returning home to Germany across the Atlantic. The world's first intercontinental bomber project, the S?nger orbital bomber's total flight time was expected to be no more than two hours. Fascinating stuff. The complete story is told here for the first time.
Описание: Germany used many types of Russian battle tanks captured during WWII, and this book gives an accurate account in both photographs and text.
Автор: Green, Michael Brown, James Название: Tiger tanks at war ISBN: 076033112X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780760331125 Издательство: Rockport/Rotovision Рейтинг: Цена: 1045 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Tiger Tank was the most formidable and feared ground weapon of World War II. This book takes us behind the scenes with this awesome machine, reviewing the full history, design, mechanics, specifications, and the mixed record of this machine. It offers an account of the how the Tiger operated, the armaments, where it succeeded and failed.
Seventy-five years ago the most quintessentially American tank was built: the M4 Sherman, which featured heavily in the Allies' World War II victory and later in films such as "Fury," starring Brad Pitt.
Seventy-five years after it first rumbled into service, the M4 Sherman remains the most quintessentially American tank ever conceived. What the E-unit locomotive is to railroading, what the Corvette is to sports cars, the Sherman tank is to armored military vehiclesa?¬a?a classic example of American ingenuity and design answering a pressing need or desire.
M4 Sherman Tanks is the definitive illustrated history of the Sherman tank, covering the entire scope of its development, manufacture, service, armaments, turrets, tracks, drivetrains, and its many variants. The book begins with the M4's evolution from the M3 and M2 tanks and continues through the rapid production of more than fifty-three thousand units in 1942 and 1943 and the tank's further service among more than fifty nations after World War II.
Photos from the battlefield and the factory floor, exteriors and interiors of Shermans, and war-related ephemera fill the pages. Insightful text examines how the M4's mechanical reliability and ease of maintenance made it a success, as well as how sheer numbers helped it outgun technologically superior German counterparts. The story doesn't end there but continues to include the postwar conflicts in which M4s were employed, including the Korean War, the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, and the Arab-Israeli Wars.
The M4 Sherman tank is an institution in American--indeed, international--military lore, as synonymous with US military prowess as the P-51 fighter or the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. This is the complete and authoritative tribute to that legend.
Описание: As with the first book in this series covering the experiences of Alfred Rubbel (see page 55), this second book is strictly the story of one man: Horst Kr?nke. The story combines the experiences of Kr?nke with approximately 400 photographs (most which are unpublished), hand drawn maps, and original documents, to tell the story of a veteran of Germanys elite Panzerwaffe and feared tiger tanks. His initial experience was in training with panzer ersatz abteilung 5. From there he was assigned to panzer regiment 6, of the 3rd panzer division and experienced the opening of the war in Russia. Kr?nke was in action on the eastern front through the end of 1942 at which time he was sent back to Germany to attend officer cadet and then officers schools. Upon his return to the front and panzer regiment 6 he was side-tracked by an old comrade and was incorporated into schwere panzer abteilung 503. At that point horst was introduced to the new tiger tank and served with a tiger unit, transferring to schwere panzer abteilung 505 to serve with his brother, until the end of the war.
Описание: The third book in the series covers the story of a panzer soldat from Germanys Wehrmacht of the Second World War. G?nter Polzin served his brief military career with Schwere Panzer Abteilung 503, an outfit that was equipped throughout the war with Germanys vaunted Tiger tank. With a significant contribution from Martin Burmester, his story with Tiger-abteilung 503 is unusual, in that there has been little told from the perspective of a former member of the 2nd Company of 503. While there are several books available that cover 503, there has been limited coverage of the 2nd Company. From training to the harsh battles on the Eastern Front, on the invasion front in the West to the final battles in Hungary, and finally ending the war in captivity, both Polzin and Burmester were with 503 throughout the entire combat deployment of that unit. Combining their experiences with photographs, many previously unseen, and other, better-known photographs, a more complete picture of 503 is presented within the context of a Tiger tank veteran.
Описание: This brand new volume covers the complete combat history of the Tigers I and II, and includes the operational characteristics, organization, tactics, issue to combat units operational strength reports, and after-action-accounts. Over twenty years of intensive research went into finding the original documents needed to create this new history on the development, characteristics, and tactical capabilities of the Tiger series. Tom Jentz has conducted an exhaustive search for surviving records of the design/assembly firms (including Henschel, Krupp, Nibelungenwerk, Porsche, and Wemann), the Heereswaffenamt, the D656 series of manuals on the Tiger, and the war diaries and operations reports from the German units. The written records were supplemented by examing thousands of photos. On-sight research into almost all the surviving Tigers provided details that could only be obtained from actual specimens. New information was found on the evolution of the heavy tank series, the key decisions on the design of the Tigers, the significant modifications made during the production runs, production statistics, the Tigers characteristics and tactical capabilities, an exact accounting of the issue of the Tigers to the combat units, and combat accounts written directly after the actions. Tom Jentz is also the author of Germanys Panther Tank, The Quest for Combat Supremacy; Panzertruppen 1933-1942; and Panzertruppen 1943-1945 (all three titles are available from Schiffer Publishing Ltd.).
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