Images of War - The Centurion Tank Автор:
Pat Ware, Brian DelfИздательство:
Pen and SwordISBN:
Few tank designs have been as effective, versatile and long-lived as that of the British Centurion. Conceived during the Second World War as the answer to the superior German Tiger and Panther tanks and to the lethal 88mm gun, this 52-ton main battle tank incorporated the lessons British designers had learned about armored fighting vehicles during the conflict, and it was free of the major faults that had impaired the other British tank designs of the time. The Centurion was so successful that it served in the British Army and in numerous other armies across the world from 1945 until the 1990s.Pat Ware's highly illustrated history of this remarkable tank covers its design and development, its technical specifications and the many variants that were produced.