British Anti-tank Artillery 1939-45 Paperback
by Chris Henry
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
- Publication Date: 23/09/2004
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781841766386