Tanks in the Battle of the Bulge (New Vanguard) (Paperback)

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A new analysis of exactly how Allied and German tanks fought the Battle of the Bulge, one of the great tank battles of World War II.

The Battle of the Bulge raises many questions which, until now, have not been adequately answered: How did the major tank types perform during the battle? What were the specific “lessons learned” from the combat? And did these lessons result in changes to tanks in the subsequent months?

Offering detailed answers to these questions, and many more, this book provides a survey of the principal tank and tank-equivalents (such as tank destroyers and Jagdpanzers) that took part in the Ardennes Campaign of December 1944--January 1945. Beginning with a basic overview of the campaign, accompanied by an order of battle of the major armored units, it examines the opposing forces, covering the organization of the two tank forces to explain how they were deployed. Author Steven Zaloga also scrutinizes the technical balance between the opposing sides, comparing armor, mobility, and firepower as well as other important factors such as reliability, crew situational awareness, and tank layout/efficiency.

Full of specially commissioned and highly accurate artwork plates of the tanks themselves, as well as fascinating technical data based on cutting-edge research, this title is the definitive guide to tank warfare in the Battle of the Bulge.

About the Author

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over three decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and history, including NVG 294 Allied Tanks in Normandy 1944 and NVG 283 American Guided Missiles of World War II. He currently lives in Maryland, USA.

Felipe Rodríguez Náñez (aka Felipe Rodna) was born in 1976, and lives with his wife and two sons in Salamanca, Spain, where he works as an architect and computer graphics artist. He combines his experience in CG art and his passion for modelling in his illustrations, where he looks for a good balance between technical detail and craft.

Praise For…

“This book provides much more than just overused stock photographs or vague captions that are all to often seen on books about the Battle of the Bulge to really assist the reader in gaining a better understanding of the many moving parts and personalities that were at play in this pivotal battle. Overall I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the subject.” —AMPS

“Osprey continues to impress with this series of books, giving a vast amount of knowledge in a small volume that could easily be devoured in one sitting.” —IMPS USA Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472839220
ISBN-10: 1472839226
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: April 28th, 2020
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: New Vanguard