T-34-85 vs M26 Pershing: Korea 1950 (Google eBook)
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: T-34-85 vs M26 Pershing: Korea 1950 (Duel #32)User Review - Steven Peterson - Goodreads
This is another in the "Duel" series, published by Osprey. Here, we see a comparison of two tanks opposing one another at the outset of the Korean War--the Soviet-made T-34-85 versus the American M26 ... Read full review
Review: T-34-85 vs M26 Pershing: Korea 1950 (Duel #32)User Review - 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.
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