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M40 GUN MOTOR CARRIAGE

D.Doyle

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And M43 Howitzer Carriage in WWII and Korea

  • Codice: 231CZ014
  • ISBN: 9788764354021
  • Autore: D.Doyle
  • Editore: SCHIFFER
  • Note: Illustrazioni a Colori e B/n
  • Formato: 23.5 x 23.5
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Rilegatura: Rilegato
  • Pagine: 112

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Codice: 231CZ014
ISBN: 9788764354021
Autore: D.Doyle
Editore: SCHIFFER
Note Illustrazioni a Colori e B/n
Formato 23.5 x 23.5
Lingua Inglese
Rilegatura Rilegato
Pagine 112

Il carro motorizzato per l'affusto del cannone M40 e quello per l'obice M43 sono qui mostrati in più di 200 fotografie che chiariscono e accompagnano uno studio dettagliato sulla progettazione, lo sviluppo, i test e l'uso in combattimento di questi fondamentali veicoli. Immagini d'epoca e fotografie chiarissime degli esemplari preservati e restaurati consentono uno sguardo tecnicamente preciso su questa carristica statunitense.

The M40 Gun Motor Carriage and M43 Howitzer Motor Carriage are featured in over 200 photographs, providing a detailed study of the conception, development, testing, and combat use of these key vehicles. As the US entered WWII, the nation lacked heavy self-propelled artillery, instead relying heavily on towed artillery, much of it WWI-surplus. Only 100 examples of the nation’s first heavy self-propelled gun, the M12, were built. Finding favor once deployed, attention was turned to developing an improved model. Initially designated the T83, and later as the M40, the new 155mm Gun Motor Carriage was first fielded in the closing months of WWII. Already scheduled for mass production, the M40, and its companion 8-inch howitzer-armed M43, continued to see extensive use during the Korean War, providing crucial support to infantry and armor formations. Historic period images, as well as, meticulously photographed surviving examples, provide a detailed look at this important piece of US military hardware. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.