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A7V Mephisto: The Last German First World War Tank : A Queensland Museum Pocket Guide

By: Gregory Czechura and Jeff Hopkins-Weise

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Australia, Queensland Museum, 2008


The only A7V left in the world surviving from World War 1. Called 'Mephisto' by the German Army. Donated by to the Queensland Museum by the French. Sturmpanzerwagen A7V Mephisto is one of the Queensland Museum's most iconic objects. Captured in the dying days of the war, the tank is a focus of international militaria research. This pocket companion contains everything you need to know about the only surviving A7V Mephisto tank. From technical specifications to servic... View more info

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American Knights: The Untold Story of the Men of the Legendary 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion

By: Victor Failmezger

Price: $44.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


As the war swung in the favor of the Allies, it became clear that no final defeat of the Third Reich would be possible until the armored monsters of the Panzerwaffe were defeated. But who would, or even could, take on the mighty Tigers and Panthers, just a handful of whom could stop entire formations in their tracks? The answer lay with the formation of a new type of unit, the Tank Destroyer Battalion. This is the story of the men and machines who made up the very first ... View more info

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Ferdinand and Elefant Tank Destroyer

By: Thomas Anderson

Price: $59.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


This is the story of the largest and statistically most successful tank destroyer of World War II. The Ferdinand was a true behemoth, and although only 91 examples were built, they took a savage toll of Soviet armour in the Battle of Kursk and subsequent operations on the Eastern Front. This study explores the technical development and combat deployment of this remarkable vehicle, from its' origins in the Porsche Tiger Tank through its deployment under the designation 'F... View more info

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Panzer IV vs Sherman: France 1944 #70 Duel

By: Steven J. Zaloga

Price: $34.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


As the Allies attempted to break out of Normandy, it quickly became apparent that there would be no easy victory over the Germans, and that every scrap of territory on the way to Berlin would have to be earned through hard fighting. This study concentrates on the ferocious battles between the German Panzer IV and US Sherman that were at the heart of this decisive phase of World War II. The two types were among the most-produced tanks in US and German service and were old... View more info

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Polish Armor of the Blitzkrieg #224 New Vanguard

By: Jamie Prenatt

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


The Polish army during the Blitzkrieg conjures up tragic images of infantry and dashing, but ineffective and ultimately doomed cavalry charges. In actuality the Poles, in the midst of a large-scale re-armament programme, had up to 600 armoured vehicles available at the time of the German attack, as well as a number of newer and better designs in various stages of development. Facing the inventors of the 'Lightning War', who attacked in great numbers, on multiple fronts a... View more info

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Riot Control Vehicles: 1945-Present #219 Osprey New Vanguard

By: Chris McNab

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


Fully illustrated with a mixture of dramatic archive photos and manufacturers' images, this volume covers the little-known history of riot control vehicles. It explores the world of these vehicles from 1945 through to the present day - from adapted military armoured cars such as the Humber Pig (UK) and BRDM (Soviet Union) to the fully computerized systems of the Russian Lavina-Uragan and Canadian INKAS Armored Riot Control Vehicle - showing how their development and depl... View more info

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T-26 Light Tank: Backbone of the Red Army #218 Osprey New Vanguard

By: Steven J. Zaloga

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


The T-26 was the first major Soviet armour program of the 1930s, beginning as a license-built version of the British Vickers 6-ton export tank. Although the T-26 retained the basic Vickers hull and suspension, the Red Army began to make extensive changes to the turret and armament, starting with the addition of a 45mm tank gun in 1933. The T-26 was built in larger numbers than any other tank prior to World War II. Indeed, more T-26 tanks were manufactured than the combin... View more info

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Tanks: 100 Years of Evolution

By: Richard M. Ogorkiewicz

Price: $49.95

Publisher: UK, Osprey Publishing, 2015


Tank presents a comprehensive account of the world-wide evolution of armoured vehicles from their inception a century ago to the present day, starting with a detailed reappraisal of the development of tanks and how they evolved during World War I. By the end of that conflict tanks had gained considerable importance. However, this was not sustained in its immediate aftermath and a revival only began when the British Army started in to experiment in the 1920s with a more m... View more info