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Centurion VS T-55: Cold War Combatants 1967-87
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Centurion VS T-55: Cold War Combatants 1967-87 (Paperback)

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Conceived at the height of World War II, the British Centurion and the Soviet T-55 were initially expected to counter the formidable Panther and Tiger tanks of Germany. But as the Cold War unfolded, these machines prepared instead for the coming struggle between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. Though they never fought in Europe, these two tanks became the mainstay of the Cold War's proxy forces around the world. From Korea to the Middle East and on to Angola, these two armored combatants clashed repeatedly, reaching their crescendo on the Golan Heights during the Yom Kippur War where 177 Centurions of the IDF took on a vastly superior Arab force. This book compares the design, development and deployment of these classic tanks, and analyses their battlefield performance. Presented with highly detailed digital artwork, this is a tightly focused study of two of the Cold War's first main battle tanks.

Simon Dunstan is a well-established author, film-maker and photographer in the field of military history, with several titles already published with Osprey. He specializes in armored warfare, and has written on this subject for two decades. His books have covered topics such as helicopter and armored warfare in Vietnam, the Challenger main battle tank, the British Guards and armored warfare in Korea. Simon lives and works in London. The author lives in London, England.

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I bought this because I needed data on the T-55 while writing an article. But learning about the Centurion was a treat as well. The narrative about the Golan Heights in 1973 reads like a thriller, with HUNDREDS of Syrian tanks charging outnumbered Israeli counterparts... who had the benefit of the high ground. Unfortunately the book doesn't tell much from the Syrian viewpoint, but that's understandable as Arab military archives in authoritarian regimes like Syria are not very open to outsiders.

- 11/08/2015
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