American Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles
Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives
Armoured fighting vehicles have long been a mainstay of the American military. This illustrated history progresses from the first crude attempts to mount machine guns on cars and the M1, first manufactured in 1931, through the M8 (widely used in the Second World War) on to the more sophisticated vehicles of the Cold War and the desert conflicts of recent decades.
The Kübelwagen and the amphibious Schwimmwagen, the standard issue military utility vehicles used by the Wehrmacht and the Waffen SS in the Second World War, were based on the Volkswagen, and originally designed by Ferdinand Porsche. This fully illustrated guide to their design, history, construction and operation includes detailed technical diagrams and contemporary photos.
Rolls-Royce Armoured Car
Owner's Workshop Manual 1915–44 (All Models)
The Rolls-Royce armoured car first saw action in the First World War in Gallipoli, on the Western Front and with Lawrence of Arabia in the north African deserts, and it ended its active service in Libya in 1941. As well as the history of the vehicle, this Owners’ Workshop Manual covers its design, construction, operation and maintenance, with diagrams, wartime photographs and new photographs of the Tank Museum’s surviving example.
Chieftain Main Battle Tank
Owners' Workshop Manual 1966 to Present
The British Army’s main battle tank from 1966 to 1986, the Chieftain included revolutionary features in its design and was upgraded throughout its career. In this workshop manual, Dick Taylor, a former British Army Chieftain and Challenger tank commander, gives a ‘warts-and-all’ account of the design, construction, operation and maintenance of Britain’s heavyweight Cold War warrior, illustrated with diagrams and archive and new photographs.
Kübelwagen and Schwimmwagen
A Visual History of the German Army's Multi-Purpose Vehicles
The German Army's equivalent of the Jeep in the Second World War was based on the recently developed Volkswagen, modified for simpler and more rugged construction and better off-road performance. This volume explores the Kübelwagen and its amphibious version, the Schwimmwagen, with detailed pictures of museum examples and archive photographs of the vehicles in action.
German Panzer II
A Visual History of the German Army's World War II Light Tank
Initially designated as a farm vehicle to avoid scrutiny of German rearmament, the first Panzer II tanks were delivered in 1936 and then employed extensively in the early years of the war in North Africa and the Eastern Front. This portfolio presents contemporary photographs, with detailed captions, of each of the ten variants of the design in action in various theatres of the conflict.
The Panzer III
Hitler's Beast of Burden
Each book in the Images of War series presents around 150 rare wartime photographs and a detailed account of the weaponry or equipment they show in action. This volume focuses on the Panzerkampfwagen III, a tank which played a key role in Nazi Germany’s blitzkrieg offensives in Poland, France and the USSR, and in North Africa during the Second World War.