USMC M4A2 Sherman vs Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go: The Central Pacific 1943-44

Author:   Romain Cansiere ,  Edouard A. Groult ,  Ed Gilbert
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN:  

9781472840110


Pages:   80
Publication Date:   18 February 2021
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
We have confirmation that this item is in stock with the supplier. It will be ordered in for you and dispatched immediately.

Our Price $32.99 Quantity:  
Add to Cart

Share |

USMC M4A2 Sherman vs Japanese Type 95 Ha-Go: The Central Pacific 1943-44


Add your own review!

Overview

The different national tank doctrines of the United States and Imperial Japan resulted in a terrible mismatch of the predominant tank types in the crucial Central Pacific campaign. A flawed Japanese doctrine emphasized light infantry support tanks, often used in small numbers. Tactically, tanks were often frittered away in armored versions of the familiar banzai attacks. Meanwhile, the Americans saw the tank as an infantry support weapon, but developed a more systematic tactical doctrine. They settled upon a larger medium tank - in the case of most Marine Corps tank battalions, the diesel-powered M4A2 (unwanted by the US Army). This superbly detailed title reveals how both the two sides' tactical and technical differences in the approach to armored warfare soon became apparent over a series of deadly engagements, from the first tank fight at the battle of Tarawa in November 1943, through to engagements on Parry Island, Saipan, and Guam, before ending with Peleliu in September 1944.

Full Product Details

Author:   Romain Cansiere ,  Edouard A. Groult ,  Ed Gilbert
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint:   Osprey Publishing
Weight:   0.266kg
ISBN:  

9781472840110


ISBN 10:   1472840119
Pages:   80
Publication Date:   18 February 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
We have confirmation that this item is in stock with the supplier. It will be ordered in for you and dispatched immediately.

Table of Contents

Reviews

Author Information

Romain Cansiere has studied the Marine Corps since his teenage years. His main area of interest is the Marine Corps armored units of World War II. Romain lives and works in Provence, France. Ed Gilbert has written numerous titles in Osprey's Warrior, Battle Orders and Campaign series, with a focus on the history of the US Marine Corps and state militias in the American War of Independence and the War of 1812. The author of a four-volume history of Marine Tank battalions, and co-author of Tanks in Hell: A Marine Corps Tank Company on Tarawa and True for the Cause of Liberty (with his wife Cathy), Ed sadly passed away in February 2019. Edouard Groult grew up inspired by watching historical documentaries with his father and developed a fascination for historical and fantasy art. Following art studies in both Paris and Belgium he worked as a concept artist in the videogame industry and in recent years has also undertaken historical commissions while working as a freelancer for historical magazines. He lives and works in Oxford, UK.

Tab Content 6

Author Website:  

Customer Reviews

Recent Reviews

No review item found!

Add your own review!

Countries Available

All regions
Latest Reading Guide
 MDRG Image
Shopping Cart
Your cart is empty
Shopping cart
Mailing List