1st Edition

The Tank Debate
Armour and the Anglo-American Military Tradition

ISBN 9781138002319
Published May 8, 2015 by Routledge
210 Pages

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Book Description

In The Tank Debate, John Stone highlights the equivocal position that armour has traditionally occupied in Anglo-American thought, and explains why - despite frequent predictions to the contrary - the tank has remained an important instrument of war. This book provides a timely and provocative study of the tank's developmental history, against the changing background of Anglo-American military thought.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Explaining the Tank Debate 2. The Development of Anglo-American Military Thought 3. Technology and the Tank Debate 4. Incremental Development and Obsolescence 5. The 1980s: Development in Doctrine and Equipment 6. Doctrine and Design 7. The Future of Armour 8. Conclusions Bibliography. Index

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John Stone is a lecturer in the Department of War Studies, King's College London, UK.


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