Valentine Infantry Tank vs Panzer III: North Africa 1941–43 (Duel #132) (Paperback)

Valentine Infantry Tank vs Panzer III: North Africa 1941–43 (Duel #132) By Bruce Newsome, Adam Hook (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Bruce Newsome, Adam Hook (Illustrator)
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A unique comparison between the two most numerous British and German tank types from 1941 to 1943.

Although much has been written about the Panzer III, little attention has been given to the equally prominent Valentine tank. This work compares the respective strengths and weaknesses of these iconic tanks, which frequently went head-to-head in brutal battles across Europe, Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia. It documents the upgrades made to each AFV type over three years, as up-gunned and up-armoured variants – ever more lethal, ever more survivable – arrived in North Africa.

Dr Bruce Newsome explores the two tanks' encounters, from the first Valentine vs Panzer III clashes in 1941, to the Axis drive into Egypt, and on to the Tunisian fighting of 1942–1943. Colour artworks include profile, weaponry and gunsight, and battlescene views of both tanks, while maps chart the campaigns in which they met. Each AVF's performance is also covered, along with their technical details, design evolution, and crew histories.

About the Author

Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on subjects as diverse as the Aztecs, the Ancient Greeks, Roman battle tactics, 19th-century American subjects, the modern Chinese Army, and the history of fortification. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472857279
ISBN-10: 1472857275
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: November 21st, 2023
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: Duel