World War II Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics

World War II Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics

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The battlefield interaction between infantry and tanks was central to combat on most fronts in World War II. The first 'Blitzkrieg' campaigns saw the tank achieve a new dominance. New infantry tactics and weapons - some of them desperately dangerous - had to be adopted, while the armies raced to develop more powerful anti-tank guns and new light weapons. By 1945, a new generation of revolutionary shoulder-fired AT weapons was in widespread use. This book explains in detail the shifting patterns of anti-tank combat, illustrated with photographs, diagrams and colour plates showing how weapons were actually employed on the battlefield.This might extend out as far as 20 yards (diagram, B), within which a prone or crouching infantryman was invulnerable to the ... the extra a#39;stand-offa#39; armour plates normally fixed outside the VULNERABILITY OF TIGER TANKS C: INFANTRY ANTI-TANK WEAPONS, 1939-40 The first campaigns of the ... if thrown on the engine grating or in the tracks; once it is immobilized it will be easy prey for bazookas.

Title:World War II Infantry Anti-Tank Tactics
Author: Gordon Rottman, Steve Noon
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 2013-08-20

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