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I just finished reading Spearhead by Adam Makos and its reinvigorated my interest in Second World War U.S. and allied armor. I went to my home library and was shocked to find dozens of books on panzer divisions, the panzerwaffe, panzer tactics, panzer commanders, Tigers, Panthers, Panzer IIIs and IVs, etc., but hardly anything noteworthy devoted to U.S. tanks or AFVs. I do have one great book on the Sherman published by Casemate, and another great volume on Soviet tanks in WWII, though these are the only exceptions.

Can anyone recommend a good resource title that covers U.S. and/or allied armor forces from approximately 1940 - 1945? I'm interested in a large overview of all tanks, including light, medium and heavy and I like a lot of technical data, photos and information on organization and tactics.  I recently ordered this one from amazon, but it has not arrived yet.


Pete Dero:
Into the Breach: The Life and Times of the 740th Tank Battalion in World War II

Tank Commander: From the Fall of France to the Defeat of Germany: The Memoirs of Bill Close

The Tank Killers: A History of America's World War II Tank Destroyer Force

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

US Tank and Tank Destroyer Battalions in the ETO 194445

US Armored Divisions: The European Theater of Operations, 194445

US Marine Corps Tanks of World War II

French Tanks of World War II

British Battle Tanks: British-made tanks of World War II

British Battle Tanks: American-made World War II Tanks

Sherman: The M4 Tank in World War II  (this is probably the one you mentioned)

M4 Sherman Tank Owners' Workshop Manual: An insight into the history, development, production, uses, and ownership of the world's most iconic tank

Sherman Medium Tank 194245

Armored Thunderbolt: The U.S. Army Sherman in World War II

The definitive visual history of tanks and armoured vehicles

TANKS - The History of Armoured Warfare

Well, thanks. I've come across most of those in my own searches. Not exactly what I'm looking for. Most of those are narrative type books.

Pete Dero:

--- Quote from: Jarhead0331 on May 21, 2021, 08:57:49 AM ---Well, thanks. I've come across most of those in my own searches. Not exactly what I'm looking for. Most of those are narrative type books.

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I knew that but I don't know if much more exists on what you are looking for.  This is what I have in my collection. 
More people are into German tanks and books must sell.

I'm sure you know Osprey also has some publications that touch this subject :

The problem with the Osprey collections is that they are so compartmentalized. You know, "British light tanks in the North Africa 1941-1942"...I need to buy 20 books to get a solid resource on the topic. But, yes, they are nice and I do have a number of them.


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