British Anti-tank Artillery 1939-45, Paperback

British Anti-tank Artillery 1939-45 Paperback

Illustrated by Brian Delf

Part of the New Vanguard series



The rapid development of the tank as an offensive weapon following its introduction in World War I gave artillery theorists cause for concern during the 1920s and 1930s.

By the beginning of World War II anti-tank guns had been developed, initially at around 37mm and 2 pounds in weight of shot.

By the end of the war, monster anti-tank weapons were being developed, able to penetrate an armour thickness of up to 200mm at a range of 1,000 yards.

This book explores the British efforts to keep up in a war of development, which saw heavier and more powerful guns eventually replaced by experimental ideas in an attempt to stop the German onslaught.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48 pages, 40ill.7col.ill.
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781841766386



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