Japanese Tanks 1939–45
The Japanese Army used tanks to great effect in the build-up to World War II. Inspired by European designs, in the 1920s and 1930s an innovative Japanese tank program facilitated their campaigns in China prior to the Pacific War. During the ensuing war against the Allies tanks were deployed imaginatively in jungle terrain previously thought impassable by such vehicles, being integral in Malaya and the capture of Singapore. Steven J Zaloga uses detailed and colorful artwork and photographs to explore these designs, explaining their neglect in favor of the naval priorities that left Japanese tanks outmoded by Western designs.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Luftwaffe_Flak - LibraryThing
Very good snapshot of the Japanese armored units/forces in the interwar and WWII period. Not a lot of text but the art is excellent, it is however of the few things printed in English on this subject matter. Read full review
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