This book, one of a three-part series on British Battle Tanks by armour warfare expert David Fletcher, concentrates on World War II and studies American tanks in British service,
The idea of British soldiers using American tanks was not viewed with a great deal of enthusiasm by the British Army. They perceived American tanks as being crudely made, mechanically unsophisticated and impossible to fight in. However, once British crews got used to them and learned to cope with some of their difficulties, such as limited fuel capacity and unfamiliar fighting techniques, they started to see them in a far more positive light, in particular their innate reliability and simplicity of maintenance.
An excellent and interesting reference for all those interested in British Army AFVs of WW2. Read with the parallel book on British produced AFVs
Loving the book. Extremely detailed with great illustrations. Spoiled myself rotten of late having bought the guide book, the tank book, the Tiger Haynes manual and a book on WWII tank markings. I'm ashamed to say I'm loving lockdown. Oh, also bought the tank socks and the top trumps and just stated building a Tiger mid production, Bliss! Loving the workshop diaries and tank chats. You folks at the museum have really helped me through this pandemic, feel so lucky to have found you at just the right time. Regards to Fin.
Hope to visit asap.