Allied Armoured Fighting Vehicles of the Second World War

Images of War – Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives by Michael Green

Capturing images of every Allied AFV which served during WW2 and incorporating them into one book is no mean feat, but Michael Green appears to have cracked it with this latest from Pen & Sword in their Images of War series. This quality publication is broken down into four main chapters; Reconnaissance Vehicles, Tank Destroyers, Self-Propelled Artillery and Miscellaneous Vehicles. What sets this book apart from the others is not only the full colour cover, but also the number of colour images (admittedly a large number of them are current preserved vehicles) interspersed with the usual amount of high quality black and white period images.

Tank destroyers featured include the US M18 and M36, the British ‘Archer’ and ‘Achilles’ and the Soviet SU-85, SU-100 and SU-122.  Self-Propelled artillery includes the US M7, the British ‘Bishop’ and ‘Sexton’ and the Soviet SU-152 while recce machines feature the US M8 ‘Greyhound’ and US-built T17 Staghound, Soviet BA-10, BA-20 and BA-64.

The inclusion of colour imagery makes this an essential buy for the modeller while the extended information, much of it in caption form will keep the historian happy. Highly recommended and thanks to Charlie at Pen & Sword for our review copy.  


ISBN: 978-147387-237-0

Price: £15.99

Pages: 195

Format: softback – 245mm x 188mm

Publisher: Pen & Sword Military