"As a general overview of the tank in all it's forms, there is no better book.<i></i>"
"Wonderfully supported by fantastic imagery, the book offers truly a definitive close-up guide to the key elements of the tank's unique history and the complex mechanisms which resulted in many iconic pieces of equipment."
"When it comes to reference sources detailing the history of the tank there are plenty around, and this new book from DK...stands out from the crowd...for someone seeking a general book on tank development this is a definite must, and for just £20.00 it's remarkable value for money!"
Pivotal to modern warfare, tanks have dominated the battlefield for over a century. Get up close to more than 400 military colossuses with this definitive visual guide to armoured vehicles.
In 1916, the British built a vehicle that could pound the battlefield impervious to enemy fire, crushing obstacles and barbed wire in its path. The first tank, or "Mother" as it was known, had arrived. In The Tank Book you can view it in detail, along with other iconic models including the German Panzer, the legendary Tiger, the Vickers Medium Mark II, the Centurion, and the Hellcat - the fastest armoured fighting vehicle ever.
This comprehensive volume takes you through the most exciting story in recent military history with the development of heavy artillery, anti-tank weaponry, and the men - such as Mikail Koshkin and Sir William Tritton - who designed these awe-inspiring beasts.
Produced with The Tank Museum, The Tank Book traces the tank's development in response to two world wars, Korea, Vietnam, the Cold War and many other conflicts. It shows each model in detail, highlighting details such as their performance, specification, armour, weaponry, and much more.
If you are interested in modern warfare, The Tank Book is truly unmissable reading.