A History of The American Medium Tank

Sherman: A History of the American Medium Tank (Repost)  

Posted by Oleksandr74 at Dec. 9, 2015
Sherman: A History of the American Medium Tank (Repost)

R Hunnicutt - Sherman: A History of the American Medium Tank
Presidio Press | 1976 | ISBN: 0891410805 | English | 560 pages | PDF | 80.48 MB

Sherman: A History of the American Medium Tank  

Posted by Oleksandr74 at March 14, 2009
Sherman: A History of the American Medium Tank

R Hunnicutt - Sherman: A History of the American Medium Tank
Presidio Press | 1976 | ISBN: 0891410805 | 560 pages | PDF | 80.48 MB

The M4 Sherman medium tank was the mainstay of the American and British armored forces in World War II. From its introduction in 1942 until the production line closed in the second half of 1945, tens of thousands of these versatile armored fighting vehicles were produced. In addition to the basic tank, which itself went through numerous modifications during its three year production run, many more Sherman variants were produced. The M4 was adapted for use as armored artillery, self-propelled antiaircraft artillery, tank destroyers, cargo and personnel carriers, and a vast array of specialized armored combat engineer vehicles.
As a result of the vast numbers of operational M4s still in service at the end of World War II, the Sherman soldiered on around the world for decades. Indeed, the basic design was so sound and durable that the Israeli Army still had some in use in the 1973 Yom-Kippur War. Heavily modified with a modem, high velocity 75mm gun it was dubbed the Super Sherman.
This massive, heavily illustrated book is, without doubt, the definitive work on its subject.

Firepower: A History of the American Heavy Tank (Repost)  

Posted by Oleksandr74 at Dec. 6, 2015
Firepower: A History of the American Heavy Tank (Repost)

R. P. Hunnicutt - Firepower: A History of the American Heavy Tank
Presidio Press | 1998 | ISBN: 0891413049 | English | 224 pages | PDF | 24.67 MB
A History of the American Light Tank Volume 1: Stuart (Repost)

R. P. Hunnicutt - A History of the American Light Tank Volume 1: Stuart
Presidio Press | 1992 | ISBN: 0891414622 | English | 503 pages | PDF | 89.74 MB
A History of the American Light Tank Volume 2: Sheridan (Repost)

R. P. Hunnicutt - A History of the American Light Tank Volume 2: Sheridan
Presidio Press | 1995 | ISBN: 089141570X | English | 336 pages | PDF | 280.83 MB

Firepower: A History of the American Heavy Tank  

Posted by Oleksandr74 at May 1, 2009
Firepower: A History of the American Heavy Tank

R. P. Hunnicutt - Firepower: A History of the American Heavy Tank
Presidio Press | 1998 | ISBN: 0891413049 | 224 pages | PDF | 22.94 MB

A History of the American Light Tank. Vol.2: Sheridan  

Posted by Oleksandr74 at April 24, 2009
A History of the American Light Tank. Vol.2: Sheridan

R. P. Hunnicutt - A History of the American Light Tank. Vol.2: Sheridan
Presidio Press | 1995 | ISBN: 089141570X | 336 pages | PDF | 276.52 MB

Dick Hunnicutt's first volume, "A History of the American Light Tank", documents the development of light armored vehicles from their early beginning in World War I to the end of the Second World War. This volume 2 traces not only the development of the light tank, but also its transition from a lightly armored vehicle supporting infantry to its current in extremis role for the Army's early entry forces.
The centerpiece of volume 2 is the M551, General Sheridan, armored reconnaissance/airborne assault vehicle (AR/AAV). The Sheridan was a revolutionary vehicle; a tank that could swim, fire missile and caseless conventional ammunition from the same stabilized gun-launcher system, and be delivered to the combat area by parachute. All of these capabilities had to be developed and integrated into a vehicle weighing roughly sixteen tons. The Sheridan was the most complex armored vehicle ever developed by the Army at that time. It was to be the most controversial vehicle ever developed.
Mr. Hunnicutt does an outstanding job documenting the difficulties encountered in the development and fielding of the Sheridan. He also accurately records the divergent opinions held by the two main users of the vehicle, the cavalryman and the paratrooper.

A History of the American Light Tank. Vol.1: Stuart  

Posted by Oleksandr74 at April 23, 2009
A History of the American Light Tank. Vol.1: Stuart

R. P. Hunnicutt - A History of the American Light Tank. Vol.1: Stuart
Presidio Press | 1992 | ISBN: 0891414622 | 503 pages | PDF | 84.6 MB

Hunnicutt's work is an absolute must for light tank enthusiasts. Covering earlier development of the American light tank beginning in the 1920's, it ascends through the 1940's. Tanks covered include all variants of the M2, M3, M5, M8 series light tanks and even LVT (Landing Vehicle, Tracked) vehicles. Coverage is also provided, albeit surprisingly, on the M18! Illustrated with black and white and color photos, line drawings and color plates; it includes action as well as technical views. Many photos are drawn from the U.S. Army Ordnance archives and Army technical manuals. This provides not only views of production vehicles, but prototypes and interior shots not normally seen. Technical specifications are also provided for the majority of vehicles illustrated.

Abrams: A History of the American Main Battle Tank Volume 2 (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Димарик at Nov. 30, 2016
Abrams: A History of the American Main Battle Tank Volume 2 (repost)

Abrams: A History of the American Main Battle Tank Volume 2
1990 | ISBN: 089141388X | English | 320 Pages | PDF | 169 MB

Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by IrGens at Nov. 10, 2016
Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse

Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse by Eric Jay Dolin
English | April 18, 2016 | ISBN: 0871406683, 1631492500 | EPUB | 560 pages | 68 MB