The Rolls Royce Armoured Car

Author: David Fletcher
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781849085816
Release Date: 2012-04-20
Genre: History

The first Rolls-Royce armoured car was a privately owned vehicle fitted with a machine-gun and a limited amount of armour plate, used by the Royal Naval Air Service in Flanders in 1914. By 1915, nearly 100 had been built and turned over to the Army. From then on, as Sir Albert Stern said 'They searched the world for war', operating as far apart as the northwest frontier of India, the Middle East and southern Africa. The cars were fast, quiet and reliable but above all powerful. 'A Rolls in the desert is above rubies,' said Lawrence of Arabia. After World War I, the War Office continued to produce the Rolls-Royce while tinkering with the design. These further cars served all across the Empire, including in Ireland and even later Shanghai, returning for a final brief appearance in the early stages of World War II.This book tells the complete story of the Rolls-Royce Armoured Car, following its design and development as it fought from theatre to theatre during World War I and the turbulent inter-war years.

Great War Tommy

Author: Peter Doyle
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 0857332414
Release Date: 2013-12-01
Genre: History

The Great War continues to fascinate, and never more so as we approach 2014, the centenary year of its outbreak. There is an abiding fascination in the uniform and equipment of the British Great War soldier. What was it like to wear? What were puttees? What does a gas mask look like? How heavy was the equipment? How did you dig a trench? These and other typical questions will be answered in Haynes Manual style, providing a vivid insight into life during the Great War for the average “Tommy Atkins."

Car

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780756689384
Release Date: 2011-05-02
Genre: Transportation

DK's latest Car traces the history and role of the automobile, cataloging the diverse spectrum of cars from the first prototypes to the supercars of today. The book will not only cover the technological developments and manufacture of cars, but also the cultural backdrop against which the various models arose, and the enduring impact which the car has had on society as an object of curiosity, symbol of luxury, and item of necessity.

Great War Tank

Author: David Fletcher
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 0857332422
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: History

The world’s first ever battle tank receives the Haynes Manual treatment and its centrepiece is the most prolific British tank of the Great War – the Tank Mk IV. World authority David Fletcher looks at the anatomy, construction and operation of the Mk IV (including rare contemporary eyewitness descriptions), as well as giving fascinating insights into the maintenance and restoration of these historic armoured fighting vehicles. Individual preserved Great War tanks that feature in the manual include Flirt II, the Ashford Tank, Lodestar III, Excellent and Deborah.

1914 1938 Armored Fighting Vehicles

Author: George Bradford
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811705684
Release Date: 2010
Genre: History

This volume of scale drawings of military vehicles covers the Cold War, from the end of World War II through 1990. Included here are the armored fighting vehicles that fought in Korea and Vietnam, in the Arab-Israeli wars, and in other conflicts around the globe, as well as those that never saw combat. Vehicles include: Centurion main battle tank (Britain) Leopard 2 main battle tank (Germany) Magach 6 tank (Israel) T-55 main battle tank (Soviet Union) M47 Patton medium tank (United States) And dozens more.

British Battle Tanks

Author: David Fletcher
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472821492
Release Date: 2017-08-24
Genre: History

Plagued by unreliable vehicles and poorly thought-out doctrine, the early years of World War II were years of struggle for Britain's tank corps. Relying on tanks built in the late 1930s, and those designed and built with limited resources in the opening years of the war, they battled valiantly against an opponent well versed in the arts of armoured warfare. This book is the second of a multi-volume history of British tanks by renowned British armour expert David Fletcher MBE. It covers the development and use of the Matilda, Crusader, and Valentine tanks that pushed back the Axis in North Africa, the much-improved Churchill that fought with distinction from North Africa to Normandy, and the excellent Cromwell tank of 1944–45. It also looks at Britain's super-heavy tank projects, the TOG1 and TOG2, and the Tortoise heavy assault tank, designed to smash through the toughest of battlefield conditions, but never put into production.

M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Manual

Author: Bruce Oliver Newsome
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
ISBN: 1785210998
Release Date: 2017-06-10
Genre: Transportation

The American M1 Abrams main battle tank is a revolutionary design: it broke an evolutionary development lineage from the M20 medium tank of 1941 to the M60 (which it replaced, and which stayed in production until 1987). The M1 remains the only main battle tank in the inventories of the US Army and the US Marine Corps, with years of service to come, while no replacement has been procured. It is believed that the M1 will easily serve for more than 50 years in the US alone. The US retains about 6,000 M1s, while almost 2,000 are in use with the armies of other countries including Australia, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.

Tasman Cup 1964 1975

Author: Tony Loxley
Publisher:
ISBN: 0980858968
Release Date: 2015-08-15
Genre: Automobile racing

Perhaps to best understand the Tasman Series is to consider the importance that it held to the F1 teams of the day, best represented in the 1968 season, when Cosworth produced a special Tasman variant of its legendary DFV V8, known as the DFW, and the BRM arrived 'down under', with a reduced capacity version of its F1 V12 in its current car. In ......