KV-1 & 2 Heavy Tanks 1939–45 (New Vanguard #17) (Paperback)

KV-1 & 2 Heavy Tanks 1939–45 (New Vanguard #17) By Steven J. Zaloga, Peter Sarson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Steven J. Zaloga, Peter Sarson (Illustrator)
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This is book number 17 in the New Vanguard series.


Description


Named after Klimenti Voroshilov, the People's Commissar for Defence, the KVs proved a nasty surprise for German tank crews during the early days of Operation Barbarossa. Although slow, they were extremely heavily armoured. This volume examines the transition from multi-turreted tanks to heavy single-turret vehicles, consisting of the KV-1 and 2, and the increased favour given to the heavy single-turret after the Germans began to develop ammunition capable of penetrating even the thickest armour, whilst detailing the design, development and operational history of the Soviet Union's monstrous KV series of tanks.

About the Author


Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for three decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and history, including NVG 294 Allied Tanks in Normandy 1944 and NVG 283 American Guided Missiles of World War II. He currently lives in Maryland, USA.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781855324961
ISBN-10: 1855324962
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: January 15th, 1996
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: New Vanguard