Introduction /Development /Production /Operational History /Bibliography /Index
A highly illustrated study of the most important British tank of World War II, which will sell to tank enthusiasts, modellers, wargamers and all those interested in British military history.
Bruce Newsome, Ph.D., is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of California Berkeley. He consulted to governments on defense acquisitions while at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, and the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. His publications include: Making Tanks: How Britain Required, Design, and Produced the Best and Worst of Tanks, 1918-1945 (2015); Homeland Security (2015); Security and Risk Management (2014); Made, Not Born: Why Some Soldiers are Better than Others (2007). Henry Morshead is a design consultant in the European automotive and aerospace sectors, with clients including Jaguar, Bentley, Citroen and Airbus. He is also a technical sponsor of the Bloodhound supersonic car, contributing digital surfacing and design services. A former officer in the Royal Engineers and illustrator for Jane's, he maintains a keen interest in the design and use of military land and air vehicles.
"Osprey has collected a staff of excellent writers and researchers to bring readers insights on many historic military vehicles. Both Osprey and author Newsome continue this tradition in a concise affordable volumn. The story of the Valentine Infantry Tank covers several derivatives that were antecedents to future vehicles and some that were dead ends. The variety in this book makes for interesting reading." - AMPS "This volume will be of great use to the armor and diorama modeler as well as the World War II enthusiast and historian." - Armorama.com