Chobham Armour


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15 December 2022

Aside from getting the better of the Italians in North Africa, the story of British armour in WWII was a fairly sorry one, being outclassed by German tanks for most of it. As the Cold War began, the British Army realised that it needed to up its game in order to compete with the Soviet menace. So, the job of developing Main Battle Tanks and supporting vehicles was given to the Fighting Vehicle Research and Development Establishment on Chobham Common near to Chertsey. The author worked for the MoD and here draws on official reports to detail the development of classic British tanks such as the Centurion, Chieftain and Challenger. This is a hefty book with very high production standards, packed with photos, schematics and illustrations, some of which have never been published. It comes with all kinds of stats and tables and is an excellent resource for those interested in Cold War British armour.


  • Osprey Publishing
  • ISBN 978-1-4728-5526-8
  • 320 pages * Hardback * £35



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