In the aftermath of The Great War, which saw the introduction of the tank, far-sighted military leaders realized that the future of warfare hinged on a balance of mobility, firepower and protection. Tanks would need to be accompanied by supporting arms, specifically infantry, artillery and engineers. A fully-tracked field army was thought to be too expensive, so the semi-tracked support vehicle (commonly called a half-track) was born. The halftrack concept was embraced by France, the U.S., and, most notably, Germany.
In German Half-tracks at War, Paul Thomas charts the development and growth of these front-wheel steering vehicles with tracked drive—and shows us how they transformed the fighting quality of Germany’s armored divisions.
Softcover Book : 160 pages
Publisher: Pen & Sword Ltd. ( November 11, 2011 )
Item #: 13-527489
Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 9.5 inches
Product Weight: 13.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)