M24 Chaffee Light Tank 1943-85 by Steven J. ZalogaM24 Chaffee Light Tank 1943-85 by Steven J. Zaloga

M24 Chaffee Light Tank 1943-85

bySteven J. ZalogaIllustratorJim Laurier

Paperback | June 20, 2003

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The history of US light tanks during World War II is a chequered one. The Light Battalions of US Armored Divisions were initially filled with M3A1 and M5 Stuart tanks, however, on the battlefields of North Africa it was realised that these were disastrously under armoured and gunned, and a replacement, or the abandonment of light tank doctrine, was desperately needed. It wasn't until the last few months of WWII that the M24 Chaffee came into service and it was extensively used in combat from the Battle of the Bulge to the final campaigns in Germany. This book will trace the history of this design, its combat record in World War II, its many variants, and its extensive combat record post 1945.
Steven J Zaloga was born in 1952, received his BA in history from Union College, and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armoured vehicle development. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe ...
Title:M24 Chaffee Light Tank 1943-85Format:PaperbackPublished:June 20, 2003Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1841765406

ISBN - 13:9781841765402

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Table of Contents

Introduction · Design and Development · Operation History · Variants · Colour plate commentary · Index