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Sherman Firefly vs Tiger: Normandy 1944 (Duel #2)

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The German Tiger heavy tank was a monster of a machine that dominated the battlefields of Europe. One of the most feared weapons of World War II, the Tiger gained an aura of invincibility that was only shattered by the introduction of the Sherman Firefly during the summer of 1944. Specifically designed by the British to combat the Tiger, the Sherman Firefly was based on th ...more
Paperback, 80 pages
Published September 18th 2007 by Osprey Publishing
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Steven Peterson
Apr 18, 2010 Steven Peterson rated it liked it
Another slender volume in the Osprey Duel series. The subject this time? Tanks. The beefed up Sherman Firefly versus the famous German Tiger.

The standard Sherman was underpowered in terms of its artillery. The Firefly was equipped with a much bigger cannon, serving as a tank destroyer. It was more formidable in combat against Tigers than the mainline Sherman.

This book discusses the effectiveness of the Firefly in combat with the Tiger tank. The book proceeds by discussing the development of the
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David Cooling
Nov 16, 2014 David Cooling rated it liked it
Light read about the development and use of two adversary tanks of World War 2. Informatative to anyone with a passing interest in the conflict in Normandy during 1944; in particular the events around the death of German track ace Michael Wittman. Aimed at the modelling community.
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Good reading if you are interested in WWII topics and like to go into the detail. You'll encounter a lot of details about tech specs, tactics and significant battles, as well as pictures and maps. It also gave me a taste to make plastic models of both tanks...
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