The entry of the U.S. into World War II provided the Allies with the industrial might to finally take the war to German and Japanese forces across the world.
Central to this was the focus of the American military industrial complex on the manufacture of tanks and armored fighting vehicles. Between 1939 and 1945, there were 88,140 tanks and 18,620 other armored vehicles built almost twice the number that Germany and Great Britain combined were able to supply.
In this lavishly illustrated volume, armor expert Michael Green examines the dizzying array of machinery fielded by the US Army, from the famed M4 Sherman, M3 Stuart, and M3 Lee through to the half-tracks, armored cars, self-propelled artillery, tank destroyers, armored recovery vehicles, and tracked landing vehicles that provided the armored fist that the Allies needed to break Axis resistance in Europe and the Pacific.
Publishing in paperback for the first time and packed with historical and contemporary color photography, this encyclopedic study details the design, development, and construction of these vehicles, their deployment in battle, and the impact that they had on the outcome of the war.