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British Anti-Tank Artillery 1939-45

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British Anti-Tank Artillery 1939-45
by Osprey
Author: Chris Henry
Publish Year: 2004
Pages: 48
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
Restockable: Yes
Mfg. part #: OSPNVG098
Type: Softcover
Series: NVG98

Description

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 armor 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.