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Centurion Main Battle Tank

Centurion Main Battle Tank

1946 to present

  • Author: Simon Dunston
  • Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
  • ISBN: 9781785210570
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 160
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First trialled in Europe in the spring of 1945, but formally introduced into British Army service in December 1946, not only is the Centurion one of the most important tanks in the history of the British armoured fighting vehicle (AFV), but it is also one of the most significant post-war Western tanks. Between 1946 and 1962, 4,423 Centurions were built in 13 basic marks and numerous variants, with the chassis also adapted for several other AFV roles. A small number of the Beach Armoured Recovery Version (BARV) served with the British forces during the Iraq War of 2003, some 58 years after the Centurion first entered service! The Centurion has seen extensive combat in the Korean War (Britain), Vietnam (Australia), the Middle East (Israel) in the 1967 Six Day War, 1973 Yom Kippur War, and during the 1978 and 1982 invasions of Lebanon, and in the Indo-Pakistan War (India) in 1965 where it fought against US-supplied M47 and M48 Patton tanks.

Chieftain Main Battle Tank 1966 to present

Chieftain Main Battle Tank 1966 to present

An insight into the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the British Army's Cold War-era Main Battle Tank

  • Author: Dick Taylor
  • Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
  • ISBN: 9781785210594
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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The Chieftain was the British Army's Main Battle Tank for twenty years, first entering service with the 11th Hussars in 1966. One of the first true Main Battle Tanks, it was designed to replace both medium (Centurion) and heavy (Conqueror) tanks in front line service and provided the backbone of the British Army's heavy armour at the height of the Cold War. It incorporated a lot of revolutionary design features, although some did not work as well as expected. For example, in order to reduce height the driver lay in a reclining position and changed gear with his foot. The L11 120mm gun used a self-combusting bagged charge instead of a brass cartridge case (the gun proved to be highly successful); and the tank was powered by a multi-fuel engine. The Chieftain was continually upgraded during its service life: later marks were fitted with a laser rangefinder; a computerised fire-control system (IFCS), thermal sights (TOGS) and additional compound armour on the front of the turret and around the driver's hatch (so-called Stillbrew armour). The L60 engine was continually modified and improved to increase its output and reliability. The end result of all these changes was a formidable AFV. The Chieftain hull was also used for a range of specialised AFVs, including armoured recovery vehicles (ARV and ARRV), bridge layers (AVLB) and combat engineering tanks (AVRE). A total of more than 2,200 Chieftains of all types were manufactured by the Royal Ordnance Factories and Vickers Ltd. Some 900 of these served with the British Army while the remaining 1,300 tanks were exported to Iran, Jordan, Kuwait and the Oman. Chieftains saw their share of combat with the Iranian Army in the 1980s when they engaged Iraqi tanks during the Iran-Iraq War, while Kuwaiti Chieftains fought the Iraqi Army during the invasion of Kuwait in 1990. Chieftain gun tanks were withdrawn from front-line service with the British Army during the late 1980s and early 1990s, but Chieftain recovery and combat engineering vehicles served with the British Army during the operations to liberate Kuwait in 1991 (Desert Storm).

The Rolls-Royce Armoured Car

The Rolls-Royce Armoured Car

  • Author: David Fletcher
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1780964021
  • Category: History
  • Page: 48
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The first Rolls-Royce armoured car was a privately owned vehicle fitted with a machine-gun and a limited amount of armour plate, used by the Royal Naval Air Service in Flanders in 1914. By 1915, nearly 100 had been built and turned over to the Army. From then on, as Sir Albert Stern said 'They searched the world for war', operating as far apart as the northwest frontier of India, the Middle East and southern Africa. The cars were fast, quiet and reliable but above all powerful. 'A Rolls in the desert is above rubies,' said Lawrence of Arabia. After World War I, the War Office continued to produce the Rolls-Royce while tinkering with the design. These further cars served all across the Empire, including in Ireland and even later Shanghai, returning for a final brief appearance in the early stages of World War II.This book tells the complete story of the Rolls-Royce Armoured Car, following its design and development as it fought from theatre to theatre during World War I and the turbulent inter-war years.

Military Land Rover

Military Land Rover

Development and in Service

  • Author: Pat Ware
  • Publisher: Ian Allan Pub
  • ISBN: 9780711031890
  • Category: History
  • Page: 208
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"Comprehensive history of the Land Rover in its various guises in military service in Britain and overseas. Illustrated with 250 color and b&w photographs".

M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Manual

M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank Manual

From 1980 (M1, M1A1 and M1A2 Models)

  • Author: Bruce Oliver Newsome,Gregory Walton
  • Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
  • ISBN: 9781785210990
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 160
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The American M1 Abrams main battle tank is a revolutionary design: it broke an evolutionary development lineage from the M20 medium tank of 1941 to the M60 (which it replaced, and which stayed in production until 1987). The M1 remains the only main battle tank in the inventories of the US Army and the US Marine Corps, with years of service to come, while no replacement has been procured. It is believed that the M1 will easily serve for more than 50 years in the US alone. The US retains about 6,000 M1s, while almost 2,000 are in use with the armies of other countries including Australia, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.

Flying Scotsman

Flying Scotsman

LNER Class A3 Pacific 4472, 1923 onwards

  • Author: Philip Atkins
  • Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
  • ISBN: 9781844257065
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 160
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The legendary '4472' - better known as the Flying Scotsman - receives the famous Haynes Manual treatment with the full co-operation of the National Railway Museum. Here is a unique perspective on what is involved in maintaining, operating and restoring this Class A3 Pacific, the first steam locomotive to achieve 100mph. This highly detailed manual, based around 4472's recent overhaul and subsequent return to main-line operation, also looks in detail at every aspect of its engineering and construction, providing a feast of information and insight.

Challenger 1 Main Battle Tank 1983-2001 (FV 4030/4 Model)

Challenger 1 Main Battle Tank 1983-2001 (FV 4030/4 Model)

An insight into the design, operation and maintenance of the British Army's revolutionary Chobham-amoured Main Battle Tank

  • Author: Dick Taylor
  • Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
  • ISBN: 9780857338150
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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A34 COMET TANK A TECHNICAL HIS

A34 COMET TANK A TECHNICAL HIS

  • Author: P. M. Knight
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 9781326873776
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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The A34 Comet was the ultimate iteration of the Cruiser series of fast, mobile tanks, and built on the hard lessons that had been learned with earlier designs. However, it was also brought into being at a time when British industrial capacity was nearing exhaustion, and when officialdom already had one eye on the transition to more profitable peacetime production. As such, the Comet saga was one of the husbanding of the scarce, and declining, resources available to the tank programme against the backdrop of a conflict whose end was already in sight. As this book demonstrates in depth, the result was a well-balanced design that optimised the possibilities presented by the previous Cruisers. However, it would be outshone by its ubiquitous successor, the A41 Centurion.

The Centurion Tank

The Centurion Tank

  • Author: Pat Ware,Brian Delf
  • Publisher: Casemate Publishers
  • ISBN: 1781590117
  • Category: History
  • Page: 127
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Few tank designs have been as effective, versatile and long-lived as that of the British Centurion. Conceived during the Second World War as the answer to the superior German Tiger and Panther tanks and to the lethal 88mm gun, this 52-ton main battle tank incorporated the lessons British designers had learned about armored fighting vehicles during the conflict, and it was free of the major faults that had impaired the other British tank designs of the time. The Centurion was so successful that it served in the British Army and in numerous other armies across the world from 1945 until the 1990s.Pat Ware s highly illustrated history of this remarkable tank covers its design and development, its technical specifications and the many variants that were produced. He tells the story from the design brief of 1943, through testing and trials to the tank s entry into service. In addition, he traces the course of the Centurion s subsequent career, as it was up-dated, up-gunned and adapted to operate in varied conditions and conflicts all over the world including Korea, the Indo-Pakistan wars, Vietnam and the Arab-Israeli wars. His expert account of this remarkable fighting vehicle is accompanied by a series of color plates showing the main variants of the design and the common ancillary equipment and unit markings. His book is an essential work of reference for enthusiasts."

The Men Inside the Metal

The Men Inside the Metal

The British AFV Crewman in WW2

  • Author: Dick Taylor
  • Publisher: Mushroom Model Publications
  • ISBN: 9788389450661
  • Category: Crafts & Hobbies
  • Page: 160
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A detailed study of the uniform and equipment used by British AFV crews in WW2. The evolution of uniforms, and the variations in actual use on all fronts, are described and illustrated, as is the personal equipment of AFV crews. The advantages and drawbacks of all the designs are discussed, in the context of actual front-line operational experience.Illustrated with many photos and drawings, covering all uniform variations and equipment.REVIEWS Thousands of books have been published over the years covering the various armored fighting vehicles utilized by British and Commonwealth forces in the Second World War, and many of them are sitting on my bookshelves, and I am sure yours. There are also numerous books on the various battles that took place involving these vehicles and the generals, officers, and enlisted men who took part. But it is rare that you get a book as detailed as this one on the individual crewmen who accompanied these machines into battle...Anyone reading this review today and who is familiar with Mr. Smith s previous works can rest assured that his latest effort covering British crewmen in WW2 is just as well written, just as lavishly illustrated, and represents excellent value for money. I can t recommend this book highly enoughIPMS"

M2/M3 Bradley at War

M2/M3 Bradley at War

  • Author: Michael Green,James D. Brown
  • Publisher: Angel Island Association
  • ISBN: 9780760325230
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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A full-scale, well-detailed look at the M2/M3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle System, the nuts and bolts of its workings, production history, and wartime performance.

Panzer III

Panzer III

Panzerkampfwagen III Ausf. A to N (SdKfz 141)

  • Author: Michael Hayton,Dick Taylor
  • Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
  • ISBN: 9780857338273
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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When Hitler unleashed Operation Barbarossa against the Soviet Union in June 1941, the 23-tonne Panzer III was in the vanguard of the German assault. The German Panzer III tank (official designation Panzerkampfwagen III, Sd Kfz 141, abbreviated to PzKpfw III) saw widespread use during the Second World War campaigns in Poland, France, the Soviet Union and the Balkans, and in North Africa with the famous Afrika Korps. A small number were still in use in Normandy (1944), at Anzio (1943), in Norway and Finland and in Operation Market Garden (1944). Some 5,774 were built between 1937 and 1943. Although the Panzer III was conceived to operate alongside the infantry-supporting Panzer IV to fight other tanks and armoured fighting vehicles, the roles were reversed when the German Army came up against the formidable Soviet T-34 tank. A tank with a more powerful anti-tank gun was needed so the Panzer IV with its larger turret ring and long-barrelled 7.5cm KwK 40 gun was used in tank-versus-tank battles, with the Panzer III being redeployed in the infantry support role. Production of the Panzer III ended in 1943, although its dependable chassis provided hulls for the Sturmgeschutz III (StuG III) assault gun, one of the most successful of the war, until the end of the war. Centrepiece of the Haynes Panzer III Tank Manual is the Bovington Tank Museum's PzKpfw III Ausf L, which has been restored to running condition. This tank belonged to the same battalion as the museum's famous Tiger I (the 501st (Heavy) Panzer Abteilung) and is an early production Ausf L, modified for tropical service. It was shipped via Naples to Benghazi in Libya in July 1942 and was issued to the 8th Panzer Regiment, part of the 15th Panzer Division and probably fought in the Battle of Alam Halfa. It was subsequently captured by the British Army and shipped to the UK.The Tank Museum has restored the tank to running order, has repainted it in its original camouflage and markings and is currently replacing many of the ancillary tools and equipment that it carried.

British Tanks

British Tanks

1945 to the Present Day

  • Author: Pat Ware
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword
  • ISBN: 9781848845664
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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In this companion volume to British Tanks: The Second World War, Pat Ware provides an expert introduction to the design, production and operation of British tanks since 1945. Fewer types of tank were built than during the wartime period, but the complexity of design and manufacture increased, and a level of technical sophistication in the key areas of armor, firepower and mobility was beyond the imaginings of the tank pioneers of the First World War. Using a selection of contemporary photographs – supported by some modern photographs of preserved vehicles – Pat Ware sets the modern tank in a historical context. He describes its origins in Britain and its development and deployment in the Second World War and in the post-war period. All the British tanks that have seen service since the war are depicted, among them the Conqueror, Chieftain, Centurion and Challenger. The engineers' tanks – the flails, recovery vehicles, bridge-layers – are featured, as are the less-well-known British tanks made for export. This highly illustrated survey gives a fascinating insight into the recent evolution of the British tank and its role in the postwar world. Pat Ware is a leading expert on the history of military vehicles and a prolific writer of books and articles on every aspect of the subject. His most recent publications include a study of the military Jeep and encyclopaedias of military vehicles and motorcycles. He was the founding editor of Classic Military Vehicle magazine in 2001 and continues to contribute to the magazine as well as writing a military column for Land Rover World.

Personnel Selection

Personnel Selection

Adding Value Through People - A Changing Picture

  • Author: Mark Cook
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118973569
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 368
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This is a fully updated edition of Personnel Selection, a seminal text on the psychometric approach to personnel selection by a noted expert in the field. Focuses on cutting-edge topics including the influence of social networking sites, adverse impact, age differences and stereotypes, distribution of work performance, and the problems of selecting new employees using research based on incumbent employees Questions established beliefs in the field, especially issues that have been characterized as “not a problem,” such as differential validity, over-reliance on self-report, and “faking good” Contains expanded discussion of research and practice in the US and internationally, while maintaining the definitive coverage of UK and European selection approaches Provides comprehensive yet accessible information for professionals and students, as well as helpful pedagogical tools (technical and statistical boxes, simplified figures and tables, research agenda boxes, key point summaries, and key references)

Airbus A380

Airbus A380

  • Author: Robert Wicks
  • Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
  • ISBN: 9781785211089
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 192
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The Airbus A380 is the world’s most recognised and most talked about airliner since the Boeing 747 and Concorde appeared in the skies in the late 1960s. Designed to challenge Boeing's monopoly in the large-aircraft market, it made its first flight in April 2005, entering commercial service two years later with Singapore Airlines. This jet has become so popular that every four minutes--24 hours a day, seven days a week--an A380 is taking off or landing somewhere in the world. There is no other development in recent aviation history to rival this remarkable aircraft.

M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank 1982–92

M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank 1982–92

  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781855322837
  • Category: History
  • Page: 48
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The M1 Abrams was the most radical departure in US tank design since World War II. Until the advent of the M1 in the early 1980s, the US Army had relied on the steady evolution of the M26 Pershing tank, through the M46, M47, M48 and M60. The M1 design came at a time when there were a host of important new tank technologies coming to fruition, in terms of structure and weaponry: these were integrated into it. This book details the design, development and operational use of one of the world's best main battle tanks.

Soviet T-34 Tank Manual

Soviet T-34 Tank Manual

  • Author: Mark Healy
  • Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
  • ISBN: 9781785210945
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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The Soviet T-34 was one of the finest tanks of the Second World War and the mainstay of Soviet armoured units throughout the war. Most nations underestimated the scale and quality of Soviet tank production before the Second World War and the Germans were no exception. They were certainly not prepared for the T-34, which they encountered during Operation Barbarossa (the German invasion of Russia) in 1941. Its combination of firepower, mobility, protection, and ruggedness led German Panzer General Paul von Kleist at the time to call it "The finest tank in the world." Another legendary Panzer tactician and general, Heinz Guderian, also confirmed the T-34's "vast superiority" over existing German armour of the period.

The Royal Armoured Corps in the Cold War 1946 - 1990

The Royal Armoured Corps in the Cold War 1946 - 1990

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

  • Author: M P Robinson,Robert Griffin
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473881196
  • Category: History
  • Page: 224
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The Royal Armoured Corps’ composition may have changed dramatically during the four and a half decades of The Cold War but its role in the nation’s defence has been predominant. This highly informative book focuses on the deployment of the British Army’s armoured regiments from the end of the Second World War, their vehicles and equipment, the creation of the British Army of the Rhine, NATO commitments and other peripheral missions. The characteristics and variants of the Centurion, the powerful but short lived Conqueror, the Chieftain and Challenger are covered in expert text and by numerous images. The RAC in the Cold War is a tribute to the men who served in these famous regiment and their stories make fascinating reading.

The Last Centurion

The Last Centurion

  • Author: John Ringo
  • Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • ISBN: 1618246844
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 448
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Centurions were the guardians of Rome. At the height of the Roman Republic there were over five thousand qualified Roman Centurions in the Legions. To be a Centurion required that, in a mostly illiterate society, one be able to read and write clearly, to be able to convey and create orders, to be capable of not only performing every skill of a Roman soldier but teach every skill of a Roman soldier. Becoming a Centurion required intense physical ability, courage beyond the norm, years of sacrifice and a total devotion to the philosophy which was Rome. When Rome fell to barbarian invaders, there were less than five hundred qualified Centurions. Not because Rome had fewer people but because it had fewer willing to make the sacrifices. And the last Centurions left their shields in the heather and took a barbarian bride . . . We are . . . The Last Centurions. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).