Item No. HS-002 SHERMAN
A History of
the American Medium Tank
In collector's slipcase!
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R. P. Hunnicutt
Finally back in print, R.P. Hunnicutt's "bible" on the M4 Sherman Tank begins
with the pre-war evolution of the U.S. medium tank resulting
in the introduction of the M3 and its Canadian counterpart the "RAM." The
confusion after Pearl Harbor and the pressure for ever increasing production
provide the background for the appearance of the Sherman in Part II. The
war situation in early 1942 required large numbers of tanks to equip both
the U.S. armored units in training and the Allied Armies already fighting
around the world. This resulted in the major models of the Sherman with
designations ranging from M4 to M4A6.
Part II ends with the Sherman committed
to action first at El Alamein and then in theaters of operation around the
world. Battle experience soon indicated the need for further improvements.
Part III details the development projects necessary to effect these changes
and their incorporation into the production program. The important British
modifications including the installation of the 17 pounder high velocity
gun are also included. The ready availability of the Sherman chassis made
it the ideal candidate to carry various self-propelled artillery weapons
and antitank guns. These vehicles as well as other specialized armor are
discussed in part IV.
After WWII, the Sherman continued to serve not only
the U.S. Army, but was used to rearm many friendly nations whose armed forces
were destroyed during the war. With the outbreak of fighting in Korea, the
Sherman again went into action as is covered in Part V. Part VI is composed
of reference material presented in data sheets covering the major production
models of the M3 and M4 series.
Hard cover, large format: 8 1/2" x 11", 576 pages, 1,368 b/w photos, 12 color plates.