Название: Images of War - German Halftracks At War 1939-1945 Автор: Paul Thomas Издательство: Pen and Sword ISBN: 1848844824 Год: 2012 Формат: EPUB Страниц: 160 Размер: 41,7 МБ Язык: Английский
In the aftermath of The Great War, which saw the introduction of the tank, the more 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 into battle by supporting arms, specifically infantry, artillery and engineers. An all fully-tracked field army was thought to be too expensive, so the semi-tracked support vehicle (commonly called a halftrack) was born. The halftrack concept was embraced by the French, the US and most notably Germany. The Germans commissioned numerous types of half-tracked tractors, which were classified by the weight of their towed load.