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Steven J. Zaloga

Autor(a) de Poland 1939 : The Birth of Blitzkrieg

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Steven J Zaloga charts the little-known history of the T-80, covering the initial construction, through the development to the subsequent variants - the T-84 and Russia's enigmatic "Black Eagle Tank." Accompanying detailed cutaway artwork illustrates the unusual design features that made the T-80 mostrar mais so controversial. mostrar menos


Obras de Steven J. Zaloga

D-Day 1944 : Omaha Beach (2003) 94 cópias
The Polish Army 1939-1945 (1982) 68 cópias
Soviet Bloc Elite Forces (1777) 66 cópias
KV-1 & 2 Heavy Tanks 1939-45 (New Vanguard) (1996) — Autor — 64 cópias
T-34 in action (1983) 58 cópias
Inside the Soviet Army (1987) 52 cópias
German Panzers, 1914-18 (2006) 49 cópias
The Atlantic Wall 1: France (2007) 46 cópias
Overlord: The D-Day Landings (2009) — Autor — 45 cópias
The Polish Campaign 1939 (1985) 42 cópias
Red Army Handbook 1939-1945 (1998) 42 cópias
US Light Tanks 1944-1984 (1984) 42 cópias
George S. Patton (Command) (2010) 40 cópias
Defense of Japan 1945 (2010) 40 cópias
Jeeps 1941-45 (New Vanguard) (2005) 36 cópias
Battle of the Bulge (2010) 32 cópias
Eisenhower (Command) (2011) 32 cópias
Defense of the Rhine 1944-45 (2011) 31 cópias
Panzer 38t (2014) 28 cópias
Gustaf Mannerheim (Command) (2015) 27 cópias
The T-34 Tank (1980) 25 cópias
Patton's Tanks (1609) 25 cópias
The Battle of the Bulge (2001) 24 cópias
Omar Bradley (Command) (2012) 23 cópias
T-72 Soviet Main Battle Tank (1990) 23 cópias
The Anti-Tank Rifle (Weapon) (2018) 22 cópias
Soviet Tanks Today (1983) 22 cópias
US mechanized firepower today (Tanks illustrated) (1987) — Autor — 19 cópias
Armor of the Afghanistan War (1992) 18 cópias
T-64 and T-80 (1992) 17 cópias
T-54 T-55 T-62 (1995) 17 cópias
Operation Crossbow 1944 (2018) 14 cópias
The US Army Jeep at War (2007) 11 cópias
Russia's Bmp (2005) 8 cópias
Die Panzer der Ostfront (1985) 1 exemplar(es)
Dzień "D". Cz. 1 1 exemplar(es)
Dzień "D". Cz. 2 (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Panzers en la niebla 1 exemplar(es)
El Ejército Rojo 1 exemplar(es)
El ejército polaco 1 exemplar(es)


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Very good overview of the T-90 model, including technical details, weaponry and various derived combat, artillery and engineering vehicles (it was interesting to read how BMPT Terminator was originally designed in the 1980s but brought back to drawing tables and production following Chechen wars).

Also well presented are competitions between various tank production factories first in USSR and then Russia. We are given list of lots of prototypes that never went too far and decisions that influenced introduction of T-90 as a new MBT.

Interesting booklet, recommended to people interested in tanks and combat vehicles in general.
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Zare | Apr 3, 2024 |
While this book was good general overview of the last Cold War generation of tanks I think it's primary purpose to be a tank index to be used to purchase rest of Osprey books on those specific tank types.

That being said, book does give very interesting highlights when it comes to combat technology that marked this period in armor development and differences between USSR and NATO approaches to tank design and development.

Again, interesting but very .... as I said index-like content to point out which Osprey books exist on the subject so you can get them and get the actual "meat" of the story.… (mais)
Zare | Apr 3, 2024 |
When I first started reading military history as a kid in the mid-1960s, the cult of air power and the United States Air Force was still in full swing, but even then, the 1943 raid on Ploesti seemed to inspire reservations, if only for the heavy casualties incurred. Flash forward to the mid-21st century, and this whole exercise seems even more dubious, as one now has access to intelligence information that was denied to the first generation of authors who wrote about this raid.

What it mostly comes down to is radio, as the commanders of the raid mandated radio silence as a means of gaining surprise, thus forfeiting hands-on control, not realizing that the German air defense system was aware that the American force was on its way basically the moment Operation "Tidal Wave" crossed into the Balkans from North Africa. The result being that a third of the force was lost, everyone was decorated for their gallantry, and the commander of IX Bomber Command was made a scapegoat and sent back to the United States. Whatever else was learned from this action, it's that the Axis oil industry could only be shut down with sustained effort; not a big one-time raid. Apart from that this is another excellent number in one of the best series that Osprey has come up in recent years.… (mais)
Shrike58 | 1 outra resenha | Feb 1, 2024 |
Although I probably should have read Zaloga's number in this series on Operation "Tidal Wave" first, this is a crisp analysis of the gutting of the German war effort in 1944-1945 by shutting off the fuel, while at the same time grinding the Luftwaffe into powder. I became more interested in this booklet once I found out that Zaloga's day job involves air defense technology and analysis, and he covers matters of command and control, and what actually worked, as much as he does the course of the campaign. I wrapped up this work feeling more depressed by the pity of it all than I normally do: Whatever else strategic air war is it's a brutal slug-fest, and Zaloga does a good job of telling the story with numbers.… (mais)
Shrike58 | Dec 14, 2023 |


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