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Tank combat in North Africa

the opening rounds : operations in Sonnenblume, Brevity, Skorpion, and Battleaxe, February 1941-June 1941

by Thomas L. Jentz

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Published by Schiffer Pub. in Atglen, Pa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa, North.
    • Subjects:
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Tank warfare.,
    • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North.,
    • Tank warfare.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementThomas L. Jentz.
      SeriesSchiffer military history
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD793 .J46 1998
      The Physical Object
      FormatHardcover
      Pagination221 p. :
      Number of Pages221
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL712603M
      ISBN 100764302264
      LC Control Number97080326
      OCLC/WorldCa39058238

      The Tank, Infantry, Mk IV (A22) Churchill was a British heavy infantry tank used in the Second World War, best known for its heavy armour, large longitudinal chassis with all-around tracks with multiple bogies, its ability to climb steep slopes, and its use as the basis of many specialist was one of the heaviest Allied tanks of the war.. The origins of the design lay in the In service: –52 (British Empire). When German armored units first landed in North Africa in Feb­ ruary , it was realized that a rigidly centralized maintenance sys­ tem was not feasible in the new theater.

      Good+ condition. Box has some wear, still looks good. Contents complete, unused. See photo. ~ A tank combat simulation set in North Africa, specifically May-June of The Lee/Grant never achieved the fame of the Sherman. This was due to its very roots and the role it played during the war. Born as a replacement for the unsuccessful M2 Medium Tank (), which never left the American soil, the M3 was designed and equipped in a rush. When war broke out in Europe in , the USA was far from ready to enter.

        Barrie Pitt's "Crucible of War" a trilogy for the overall campaign, Samuel W. Mitcham's "Rommel's Greatest Victory" for Gazala, "The Rommel Papers" the Fox's own letter etc, edited by Liddell-Hart, Jentz's "Tank Combat in North Africa" for the early battles and tank tactics. And the best all around memoir is Bob Crisp's "Brazen Chariots". The M-3 (known as the Lee in American service, but called the Grant when used by the British) was as ugly a tank as ever rolled on treads. Vaguely resembling the Army Surplus Special in the s.


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In the chapter for Operation Sonnenblume (Sunflower), the deployment of the Afrika Korps to North Africa, the author provides the reader with an amazing level of detail on the tanks, deployment schedules etc The latter is shown in full in the appendix at the end of the book/5(15).

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Jentz] published on (September/5(18). Tank Combat in North Africa: The Opening Rounds Operations Sonnenblume, Brevity, Skorpion and Battleaxe. The focus of this book is the tank battles fought during the opening phase of the war in North Africa/5.

The first five chapters in this volume provide descriptions and technical attributes of the British, German, and Italian tanks and anti-tank guns along with the tactical doctrine from the period.

Chapters six through eleven contain the details of the tank battles fought in North Africa. ARMOR #1, The Battle of North Africa: a Novel of Tank Warfare Paperback – January 1, by/5(32).

In the midst of the invasion, an M4 Sherman tank rolls into combat. It is manned by five men: John Austin, the commander; Anthony Russo, the driver; Charles Wade, the gunner; Amos Swanson, the loader; and Eugene Clay, the bow gunner.

Cocky and confident in Allied victory, they expect the battle for North Africa to be a cakewalk/5(35). In the chapter for Operation Sonnenblume (Sunflower), the deployment of the Afrika Korps to North Africa, the author provides the reader with an amazing level of detail on the tanks, deployment schedules etc The latter is shown in full in the appendix at the end of the book/5(13).

Tank Combat in North Africa: The Opening Rounds: Operations Sonnenblume, Brevity, Skorpion and Battleaxe February June : Thomas L. Jentz: Libri in altre lingue.

The first BC missions in North Africa; Motor Transport Organisation and Numbers in 8 Army, November ; An Assessment of the M3 Stuart Tank; Jock Campbell's VC; Article - 4 Armd Bde against KG Stephan, 19 Nov 41; The Tobruk Breakout from the Other Side of the Hill; A bit of Detail for Sonderverband ; Popular Tags.

TANK COMBAT IN NORTH AFRICA: The Opening Rounds - Operations Sonnenblume, Brevity, Skorpion and Battle Axe (Schiffer Military History) Hardcover – 9 Sep by THOMAS L. JENTZ /5(13). Focuses on tank battles fought during the opening phase of the war in North Africa, detailing the engagements, and strengths and weaknesses of tanks.

Early chapters describe technical attributes of British, German, and Italian tanks and anti-tank guns, along with tactical doctrine from the Brand: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. Top. THE book about the first months of tank warfare (no infantry actions described) in North Africa showing some German genius and superiority over the British/5(15).

Instead, they land in French North Africa to fight the German Army for the first time. In the midst of the invasion, an M4 Sherman tank rolls into combat.

It is manned by five men: John Austin, the commander; Anthony Russo, the driver; Charles Near the end ofmore thanAllied soldiers board transports for what they believe will be /5. Tank Combat in North Africa: The Opening Rounds, Operations Sonnenblume, Brevity, Skorpion and Battleaxe, Tank combat in north africa by thomas l.

jentz - Shop for Tank Combat in North Africa by Thomas L. Jentz including information and reviews. Find new and used Tank Combat in North Africa on History Books; Home/5().

Schiffer Publishing Tank Combat in North Africa: The Opening Rounds Operations Sonnenblume, Brevity, Skorpion and Battleaxe - The focus of this book is the tank battles fought during the opening phase of the war in North Africa. The Yanks would lead anti-tank and machine-gun platoons into combat at the Second Battle of El Alamein, the twelve-day epic of tank warfare that would ultimately turn the tide for the Allies.

“Into Dust and Fire is a beautifully-written book that evokes World War II in North Africa in a way that has rarely—if ever—been bettered. War in North Africa and Europe.

British and other Commonwealth armies were the first to use the Light Tank M3, as the "Stuart", in combat. From mid-November to the end of the year, about Stuarts (in a total force of over tanks) took part in Operation Crusader during the North Africa Campaign, with poor results.

This is despite the fact that the M3 was superior or comparable in most regards to most Type: Light tank. It's more probable that these tanks were F1s because the DAK was in North Africa before the first Pz IV F1s rolled off the production lines.

All told, theoretical max Pz IV F1 strength of the 5th Panzer Army comes up to 45 tanks with the 10th PD, Pz. Abt. and s. Abts. andnot counting tanks which ended at the bottom of the. Armour Publishing Ltd specialises in books that recount the battles of World War Two at a fire fight and battle level from the perspective of the soldiers who fought in them and recorded the action in war diaries, reports and interviews.

There will eventually be sixteen volumes in the Infantry Artillery and Tank Combat. Another useful book is "Tank Combat in North Africa, The Opening Rounds: Operations Sonnenblume, Brevity, Skorpion and Battleaxe February – June ", by Thomas Jentz.

My impression upon reading these books is that tank and anti-tank gun ranges were broadly governed by the distance at which the firing gun was thought capable of penetrating the armor of the target.

Development Combat Operation Torch and North Africa Pacific Export and Overseas Users of the M3 Variants Stats. The M3 Light Tank was the most numerous light tank produced in the United States during the Second World War and saw combat in the Pacific, North Africa, Italy and the European theatre as well as with the British, where it was known as the 'General Stuart', and with the Red Army.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Tank combat in North Africa by Thomas L.

Jentz; 1 edition; First published in ; Subjects: World War,Tank warfare, Campaigns; Places: North Africa. But while Wagner's account of tank warfare in north Africa is meticulous in its detailing of vehicles, tactics and battles, it's the unrelenting cycles of terror, relief and exhaustion experienced.