Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sherman Firefly vs Tiger: Normandy 1944 -- Osprey Duel No. 1

Osprey Duel No. 1 - Sherman Firefly vs Tiger: Normandy 1944
Author: Stephen A. Hart
Published: 2007
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Details: English; Paperback; 80 pages
ISBN: 9781846031502

Publisher's Description:
The German's Tiger tank dominated the battlefields of Europe until the introduction of the Sherman Firefly in 1944 shattered the Tiger's aura of invincibility. Explore the design and development of these monster tanks, as well as their tactics and weaknesses as gun sight artwork places the reader inside the tanks during famous engagements in the clash of steel that proved to be a victory not only for the superior Allied numbers but also Allied engineering skill and ingenuity.

  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • Design & Development
  • The strategic situation
  • Technical Specifications
  • The Combatants
  • Combat
  • Statistics & analysis
  • Aftermath/Conclusion
  • Bibliography

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