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Su 76 Assault Gun

Author : Steven J. Zaloga
ISBN : 9781472832146
Genre : History
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The SU-76 assault gun was the second most widely manufactured Soviet armoured fighting vehicle of World War II, out-numbered only by the legendary T-34. Inspired in part by the German Marder series of tank destroyers, Soviet designers realized that the chassis of the obsolete T-70 light tank could be adapted to a much more substantial gun if it was placed in a fixed casemate rather than in a turret. This led to the design of the SU-76, which saw its combat debut at Kursk in the summer of 1943. The SU-76 was deployed primarily as an infantry direct support weapon, becoming the infantry tank of the Red Infantry, much as the StuG III became the infantry tank of the German infantry. Featuring full colour artwork and written by an expert on tank warfare during World War II, this fascinating study describes one of the Soviet Union's most important armoured vehicles during its struggle with Nazi Germany.

T 34 76 Medium Tank 1941 45

Author : Steven J. Zaloga
ISBN : 9781472805362
Genre : History
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The T-34 was the most influential tank design of World War 2. When first introduced into combat in the summer of 1941, it represented a revolutionary leap forward in tank design. Its firepower, armour protection and mobility were superior to that of any other medium tank of the period. This superiority did not last long. While the T-34 underwent a series of incremental improvements during 1943, it was being surpassed by new German tank designs, most notably the Panther. This title traces the life of the original T-34 through all its difficulties to eventual success.

Hitler S War On Russia

Author : Charles D. Winchester
ISBN : 9781849089906
Genre : History
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The Russian Front was the decisive theatre of World War II, with the great mass of the German Army and Luftwaffe locked in battle with the Red Army in the largest land campaign in history. On a 1,200 mile front, from the Arctic Circle to the Caspian Sea, in baking summer heat and freezing winter temperatures, millions of men and women fought the most vital battle of the war. Had the Germans won in the East, a Nazi victory would have been almost inevitable. This book examines the German campaign on the Eastern Front, from their first significant defeat at the gates of Moscow in 1941 to the defeat at Stalingrad and the Russian capture of Berlin marking the end of the war in Europe, exploring how Hitler's flawed dream of conquest in the East brought about the end of the Thousand Year Reich in little over a thousand days. This is the non-illustrated edition of Ostfront wth about 20,000 words of new material from the author.

Soviet Russian Armor And Artillery Design Practices

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ISBN : UCBK:C057505790
Genre : Armored vehicles, Military
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Red Army Handbook 1939 45

Author : Steve Zaloga
ISBN : UOM:39015048943875
Genre : History
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This volume opens with a review of the historical background of the Red Army in the year leading up to the outbreak of war in 1939, and follows with a discussion of the major themes in the development of Soviet forces during the Great Patriotic War that ensued in 1941. The Red Army's organizational structures are examined, from high command down to divisional level and below, which should help Western readers to understand the differences between the terminology of the Soviet and common Western (British, US and German) armies. Soviet combat arms - infantry, armor and mechanized forces, cavalry, airborne and special forces and artillery - are described from an organizational viewpoint. This is followed by a technical overview of the equipment - infantry weapons, armored vehicles and artillery, and support equipment. These sections are complemented by informative data charts.

Russian Tanks Of World War Ii

Author : Tim Bean
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025972790
Genre : Tanks (Military science)
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At the start of the campaign on the Eastern Front, in the earliest days of Operation Barbarossa, it was the German armour that swept all in front of it as the Wehrmacht drove eastwards in an unrelenting advance on Leningrad, Moscow and Stalingrad. The ill-prepared and under-resourced Russian forces were forced to retreat. Gradually, the balance of the war swung in favour of the Russian forces, whose strength both in numbers and equipment proved decisive in the ultimate defeat of the German forces in the east. Critical in the Soviet victory was its armour; tanks such as the T-34 proving the equal, if not better than, some of the tanks available to the Germans. This authoritative history of the Soviet forces before and during World War 2, reveals the development of their tactics in the early post-revolutionary era right through to the ultimate victory in Berlin in May 1945. The dramatic struggle of the tank crews against the German advance is told through some 200 contemporary photographs, many of which have never been seen before.The photographs include images of tank training in the 1920s and 1930s, on active service, and many compelling pictures from some of the major tank battles of the day. Over the past five years, aided by the opening up of archives in Russia previously closed to western experts, there has been a massive growth in interest in the events that occurred on the Eastern Front. Russian Tanks is an important addition to the literature currently available, exploring as it does, the vitally important Soviet armour of the period.

Inside The Blue Berets

Author : Steve Zaloga
ISBN : UOM:39015038426386
Genre : History
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Inside the Blue Berets looks at the origins of the Russian shock troops. It provides an exciting description of the harrowing Russian airborne assaults of World War II and the combat uses of these troops in the Cold War years as they took on an important new role as "imperial storm troopers" - the infantry that enforced Soviet power, first in Hungary and later in Czechoslovakia. By then paratroopers had become a true elite, with the best and brightest of the Red Army competing for the prized blue beret. In the 1980s, the VDV became trapped in the quagmire of Afghanistan. Bloodied and weary after ten years of brutal fighting, the paratroopers returned home and were immediately ordered to don their flak jackets and control the civil turmoil resulting from perestroika. Inside the Blue Berets offers the first lucid description of the murky situation that surrounded the breakup of the USSR.

Allied Armour Of World War Two

Author : Ian V. Hogg
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025152765
Genre : History
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This highly readable account follows Allied armored vehicles through their most intense period of development. Fully illustrated with archival photography, the well-researched account provides design and production histories, performance capabilities, and battlefield records for a range of tanks, self-propelled guns, armored cars, and specialized weapons built in Great Britain, France, Russia, and the United States from 1939 to 1945.

Soviet Armed Forces Review Annual

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ISBN : UOM:39015041899983
Genre : Soviet Union
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Steel Thunder On The Eastern Front

Author : Stackpole Books
ISBN : 9780811749961
Genre : History
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Visual history of the artillery used by both sides on the Eastern Front in World War II.

Armored Forces

Author : Robert Michael Citino
ISBN : UOM:39015032202049
Genre : History
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Analyzes the development of tanks from World War I through Operation Desert Storm with vivid accounts of major figures and battles.

The Encyclopedia Of Weapons

Author : Chris Bishop
ISBN : PSU:000062490320
Genre : History
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Features multiple entries on weapons divided into four segments and is further subdivided into types of pistols, submachine guns, rifles, mortars, antitank weapons, rocket artillery and many others. Each entry contains photographs of the weapon as well as its history and background and detailed illustrations demonstrating its action.

Soviet Tank Units 1939 45

Author : David Porter
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124167631
Genre : Armored vehicles, Military
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Contains detailed artworks of individual tanks with specific captions, as well as orders of battle, unit commanders and formation badges.

Days Of Battle

Author : Norbert Számvéber
ISBN : 9781910294208
Genre : History
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Days of Battle describes a hitherto neglected part of the military history of Hungary during World War II. Dr Norbert Számvéber the presents detailed accounts of four important clashes of German-Hungarian and Soviet armor north of the river Danube, in the southern territory of the historical Upper Hungary (part of Hungary between 1938 and 1945, at the present time now part of Slovakia) in three separate studies. The first is an account of the battle between the Ipoly and Garam rivers during the second half of December 1944, in which the élite Hungarian Division "Szent László" saw action for the first time. The second study is about the fierce tank battle of Komárom, fought between the 6-22 January 1945. This was an integral part of the Battle for Budapest, parallel in time with Operation "Konrad". The third part of the book describes the combat during the German Operation "Südwind" in February 1945 and the Soviet attack launched in the direction of Bratislava in March 1945. The author, chief of Hungary's military archives, has based his research firmly on files and documentation from German, Hungarian and Soviet sources. The book's authoritative text is supported by photographs and color battle maps. This is a very important new study that throws much-needed light on armored warfare on the Eastern Front during the final months of the war.

The Battle Of Kursk

Author : David M. Glantz
ISBN : UOM:39015047708584
Genre : History
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Gain an in-depth understanding of the largest tank engagement in history that led to staggering losses during WW II. Access to newly released Soviet material adds detail to this legendary conflict, reconstructing combat and tactical maneuvers. 45 photos. 32 maps.

Abbreviations Dictionary

Author : Ralph De Sola
ISBN : UOM:39015021557064
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Explains the meanings of more than 178,000 acronyms, abbreviations, contractions, initials, short forms of words, signs, and symbols

Ostfront

Author : Charles Winchester
ISBN : IND:30000078382565
Genre : History
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The Eastern Front was the decisive theatre of World War 2. On a 1,200-mile front from the Arctic Circle to the Caspian Sea, in baking summer heat and winter temperatures of -40.C, millions of men and women fought the most vital battle of the war. Had the Germans won in the East, a Nazi victory in World War 2 would have been almost inevitable. In 1941 the Germans suffered their first significant defeat at the gates of Moscow. Twelve months later their army was decisively defeated at Stalingrad. In April 1945 the Red Army stormed Berlin itself and ended the war in Europe. Hitler's flawed dream of conquest in the East brought about the end of the Thousand Year Reich, and all in little over a thousand days.

Jane S Defence Weekly

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105071183193
Genre : Armed Forces
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Military Intelligence

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ISBN : UOM:39015084453714
Genre : Military intelligence
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Images Of Kursk

Author : Nik Cornish
ISBN : UOM:39015055606910
Genre : Kursk, Battle of 1943
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The illustrations in this text meld the exciting historical commentary, the first-hand accounts of soldiers on both sides and the factual information, into an atmospheric and coherent account of one of the most pivotal battles of World War 2.

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