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Trucks and Special Vehicles of Great Britain in the World War II: The best technologies of world wars

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Trucks and Special Vehicles of Great Britain in the World War II: The best technologies of world wars

John B. Carpenter, "Trucks and Special Vehicles of Great Britain in the World War II: The best technologies of world wars"
English | 2020 | ASIN: B08GM64QX2 | 76 pages | EPUB | 1 MB

When they say that the Second World War was a war of motors, they remember, first of all, tanks and airplanes. However, the largest number of engines in the armies of the battling states drove cars, among which, in turn, the bulk of the trucks were.

In the interwar period, the armies of most states were content with the usual "civilian" trucks, at best slightly modified for military needs.

From the very beginning, it was obvious that during the war trucks would not move only along good roads. The fighting armies needed reliable, high-quality and unpretentious machines with the greatest possible cross-country capability.

However, the scale of the war and the ever-growing need for trucks created another demand, which often contradicted the previous ones - a wartime machine in a warring country was supposed to be also cheap. This problem was solved by the designers, simplifying the pre-war models as much as possible and "throwing" everything out of the cars without which something can be done, including one or even both headlights and windshield wipers.

It should be taken into account that over 3 million trucks participated in all the continents in the Second World War. In the book "Trucks and Special Vehicles of Great Britain in the World War II" you will get acquainted with the history of the use of military trucks, buses and cars and learn their technical characteristics.