World War II Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics by Gordon L. RottmanWorld War II Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics by Gordon L. Rottman

World War II Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics

byGordon L. RottmanIllustratorSteve Noon

Paperback | February 5, 2005

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The battlefield interaction between infantry and tanks was central to combat on most fronts in World War II (1939-1945). The first 'Blitzkrieg' campaigns saw the tank achieve a new dominance. New infantry tactics and weapons - some of them desperately dangerous - had to be adopted, while the armies raced to develop more powerful anti-tank guns and new light weapons. By 1945, a new generation of revolutionary shoulder-fired AT weapons was in widespread use. This book explains in detail the shifting patterns of anti-tank combat, illustrated with photographs, diagrams and colour plates showing how weapons were actually employed on the battlefield.
Gordon L Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group until reassigned to the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70. A highly respected and established author, Gordon is now a civilian contract Special Operati...
Title:World War II Infantry Anti-Tank TacticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.88 × 7.24 × 0.17 inPublished:February 5, 2005Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841768421

ISBN - 13:9781841768427

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Table of Contents

The tank threat · Early war anti-tank defense doctrine · Characteristics & capabilities of AT weapons: AT rifles, AT rocket launchers, AT hand and rifle grenades, AT hand mines, improvised weapons (e.g. 'Molotov cocktails') · Infantry AT tactics · Late-war tank improvements · New AT weapons and 'tank-hunter' tactics · Specifics of national weapons and tactics: USA, Britain, Germany, USSR, Japan · Tables of weapons and capabilities