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Jarhead0331:
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.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1782009310/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Thanks.

Pete Dero:
Into the Breach: The Life and Times of the 740th Tank Battalion in World War II
https://www.amazon.com/Into-Breach-Times-Battalion-Revised-ebook/dp/B075832XTL

Tank Commander: From the Fall of France to the Defeat of Germany: The Memoirs of Bill Close
https://www.amazon.com/Tank-Commander-France-Germany-Memoirs-ebook/dp/B00GS8A3UA

The Tank Killers: A History of America's World War II Tank Destroyer Force
https://www.amazon.com/Tank-Killers-History-Americas-Destroyer-ebook/dp/B0041D8342

American Knights: The Untold Story of the Men of the Legendary 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion
https://www.amazon.com/American-Knights-Legendary-Destroyer-Battalion-ebook/dp/B01BY306IC

US Tank and Tank Destroyer Battalions in the ETO 194445
https://www.amazon.com/Destroyer-Battalions-1944-45-Battle-Orders-ebook/dp/B01BY3AJUW

US Armored Divisions: The European Theater of Operations, 194445
https://www.amazon.com/US-Armored-Divisions-European-Operations-ebook/dp/B01BY3AJUM

US Marine Corps Tanks of World War II
https://www.amazon.com/Marine-Corps-Tanks-World-Vanguard-ebook/dp/B01BY34ACA

French Tanks of World War II
https://www.amazon.com/French-Tanks-World-War-II-ebook/dp/B01BY34M9Q

British Battle Tanks: British-made tanks of World War II
https://tankmuseumshop.org/products/british-battle-tanks-british-made-tanks-of-world-war-ii

British Battle Tanks: American-made World War II Tanks
https://www.amazon.com/British-Battle-Tanks-American-made-World-ebook/dp/B07FS9KJV2

Sherman: The M4 Tank in World War II  (this is probably the one you mentioned)
https://www.amazon.com/Sherman-Story-Casemate-Illustrated-Special/dp/1612007392

M4 Sherman Tank Owners' Workshop Manual: An insight into the history, development, production, uses, and ownership of the world's most iconic tank
https://www.amazon.com/Sherman-Tank-Owners-Workshop-Manual/dp/0760342946

Sherman Medium Tank 194245
https://www.amazon.com/Sherman-Medium-Tank-1942-45-Vanguard/dp/185532296X

Armored Thunderbolt: The U.S. Army Sherman in World War II
https://www.amazon.com/Armored-Thunderbolt-U-S-Sherman-World/dp/0811704246

The definitive visual history of tanks and armoured vehicles
https://tankmuseumshop.org/products/the-tank-book

TANKS - The History of Armoured Warfare
https://tankmuseumshop.org/products/tanks-100-years-of-armoured-warfare

Jarhead0331:
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 : https://ospreypublishing.com/store/military-history/period-books/world-war-2?filterSeries=New%20Vanguard

Jarhead0331:
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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