Author(s): Leland Ness
This is the land equivalent of "Jane's Battleships", a comprehensive encyclopaedia of all the combat vehicles of World War II from Somaliland to Japan. A nation-by-nation overview of each country's development of tanks and their involvement in World War II is before providing an A-Z of each army's tanks and fighting vehicles including armoured cars, personnel carriers, amphibious craft and mortar carriers. Quirkier profiles of vehicles such as the German TKS tankette are given. The profiles include technical specifications and the vehicle's strengths of design and limitations and are highly illustrated with maps, photographs and diagrams.
From Somaliland to Japan, this is a nation-by-nation, comprehensive encyclopedia of all the combat vehicles of the Second World War. Including armoured cars, personnel carriers, amphibious craft and mortar carriers, as well as profiles of quirkier vehicles such as the German TKS tankette. Highly illustrated with maps, photographs and diagrams.
Leland Ness is a consultant on the technology of armored vehicles and ordnance and is the editor of Military Vehicles and Ordnance Report, the industry-standard newsletter.He served 28 years in the US Army reserve in tank and intelligence units, being called to active duty with Headquarters, US Army Intelligence Agency for Operation Desert Storm and its aftermath.He created and authored the DMS/Jane's World Armored Vehicle Forecast and World Ordnance Forecast while serving as manager of their of Ground and Naval Systems Group, and is co-author of the highly-acclaimed Red Army Handbook.