Early US Armor: Armored Cars 1915–40 (New Vanguard) (Paperback)

Early US Armor: Armored Cars 1915–40 (New Vanguard) By Steven J. Zaloga, Felipe Rodríguez (Illustrator) Cover Image
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The first American armored cars began to emerge around the turn of the century, seeing their first military use in 1916 during the Punitive Expedition against Pancho Villa. When the United States entered World War I, the American Expeditionary Forces used some armored cars in France, and American armored cars were used by the French Army.

The inter-war years saw considerable innovation and experimentation in armored car design. Of the 1930s scout car designs, the M3A1 scout car was good enough to be produced in very large numbers in World War II, and was widely exported to many other armies via Lend-Lease. It also served as the basis for the late M2 and M3 armored half-tracks.

In this study, using detailed full color plates and rigorous analysis, US armor expert Steven J. Zaloga chronicles the development of the US armored car in the years leading up to World War II.

About the Author

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over three decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union. He currently lives in Maryland.

Felipe Rodríguez Náñez (aka Felipe Rodna) was born in 1976, and lives with his wife and two sons in Salamanca, Spain, where he works as an architect and computer graphics artist. He combines his experience in CG art and his passion for modelling in his illustrations, where he looks for a good balance between technical detail and craft.

Praise For…

"...a very interesting book on early US armor and provides modelers with lots of inspiration. The color profile renderings of the more prominent vehicles are accurate and beautifully done. "- IPMS / USA

"Read this superb little study with Zaloga's equally excellent Early US Armor: Tanks 1916-40 (New Vanguard 245) Recommended!" - Cybermodeler Online

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472825148
ISBN-10: 1472825144
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2018
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: New Vanguard