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Osprey: American British Battle Tanks
JPTRR
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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2018 - 06:53 PM UTC


BRITISH BATTLE TANKS: AMERICAN-MADE WORLD WAR II TANKS is a detailed 256-page hardback book from OSPREY PUBLISHING LTD.


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GeraldOwens
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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2018 - 09:50 PM UTC
Just got the three books in the series--they cover British tanks from World War One through the end of World War Two, and represent a tremendous value for money. The first title covers the First World War and the interwar years, and the second and third cover British-built tanks and American-built tanks in British service.

Unlike earlier compilations, they haven't just glued together a bunch of Osprey Vanguard titles--there is a certain amount of amalgamation, and some material was written to bridge gaps. You don't get every single color drawing in the equivalent Vanguard titles, nut you get quite a lot of them. The principal author is The Tank Museum's David Fletcher, but Steve Zaloga did write some of this title.
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Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 04:28 AM UTC
Gerald, thanks for the insight. I do not have the other two titles. What photos and artwork is in this book is satisfying to me - I suspect including all the available images from the various Vanguard books it would add another 100 pages.