88 mm FlaK 18/36/37/41 and PaK 43 1936-45
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88 mm FlaK 18/36/37/41 and PaK 43 1936-45 by John Norris
Book DescriptionThe German 88 mm was by far the most famous and versatile artillery weapon of World War II. It was first used as an anti-aircraft weapon by the Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War. It saw further service in the German invasions of Poland and France, and during this period it was first used in the anti-tank role. This new role was particularly successful and the 88 became feared by tank crews from North Africa to Russia. Apart from these two main roles the 88 mm was used as the main weapon on late-war German tanks, as a self-propelled gun, mounted on battleships such as the Bismarck and the Schamhorst and even as an aerial weapon. John Norriss covers all these variants, explaining their design, development and operational use.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841763415
(248mm x 184mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 16-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - John Norris
John Norris was born and educated in Jersey, Channel Islands. On coming to England he joined the Grenadier Guards, serving for six years with the regiment. He has been writing for military journals for over 20 years and has written three books for Brasseys and one for Sutton Publishing. He curently writes for several magazines and serves as an expert tour guide for Midas tours and Experts in Travel Ltd. Mike Fuller started his career in the British Aerospace Industry, working on both Harrier and Concorde projects. He later worked for MOD Technical Publications dealing with armoured fighting vehicles. Now an experienced freelance illustrator he has produced artwork for a wide range of books and partworks. He has a keen interest in all areas of military history from the Ancient world to the present day.
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