T-34-85 vs M26 Pershing: Korea 1950

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Osprey Publishing, Dec 20, 2011 - History - 80 pages
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A hotly-debated topic amongst tank buffs is of the relative merits of the Soviet and American tanks of World War II. Using recently revealed documents, Steven Zaloga sheds light on the crucial tank battles of the Korean War as the rival superpowers' finest tanks battled for supremacy. The Soviet-equipped North Korean Peoples Army initially dominated the battlefield with the seemingly unstoppable T34-85. As US tank battalions hastily arrived throughout the late summer and early autumn of 1950, the M26 Pershing took the fight to North Korea with increasing success.

  

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Review: T-34-85 vs M26 Pershing: Korea 1950 (Duel #32)

User Review  - Tony Genualdi - Goodreads

This very detailed work will satisfy the armor geeks very well. It details the development of the two tanks, and gives us a breakdown of their armor, armament, and layout. It also tells us of their ... Read full review

Review: T-34-85 vs M26 Pershing: Korea 1950 (Duel #32)

User Review  - Jeff - Goodreads

This book provides a short but nice summary of tank combat in the Korean war. Besides the T-34-85 and M26, there's some mention of the M4A3E8 Sherman and M24 Chaffee as well. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
4
Chronology
6
Design and Development
8
Technical Specifications
22
The Combatants
34
The Strategic Situation
48
Combat
52
Assessment
74
Further Reading
78
Index
80
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About the author (2011)

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 over two 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 military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union.


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