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Book Review - A15 Crusader By P.m. Knight

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#1 Andreas

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 0435 AM

Not sure who needs to hear this, but I am greatly impressed by the scholarship of Phil Knight when it comes to early British cruiser tanks. Highly recommend his books to clear up misconceptions about the development history and operational experience with them. He is posting as 'Don Juan' on the Axis History Forums, not sure if he is here.

 

https://crusaderproj...hnical-history/

 

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#2 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 0457 AM

Self published. I deeply admire that. Thanks for pointing it out.


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#3 Andreas

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 0531 AM

It's another way in which the internet is enabling more research to come forward, and more quickly. The book is really good quality in terms of production as well, in my view.

 

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#4 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 0538 AM

Thanks, Ill be sure to get it then. The Crusader has had not nearly enough written on it.


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#5 Andreas

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 0552 AM

He's also done one on the Covenanter, which should address a lot of misconceptions, and which should be in the post to me now.

 

https://tankandafvne...-by-p-m-knight/

 

I'm hoping for some work on the A10.

 

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#6 Andreas

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 0553 AM

Scratch that. He's actually done those as well, as well as the Black Prince, and the Comet.

 

https://www.amazon.c...ext=P.M. Knight

 

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#7 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 0636 AM

You must have had the last copy of Covernantor, damn your hide. :D


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#8 Andreas

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 0721 AM

I can ask him to do a reprint?

 

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#9 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 0747 AM

Nah its ok, its still on the British Amazon. :)

 

I really ought to draw my horns in for a bit. Ive just forked out for a 2001 book  on AA command, which set me back 124 quid. It had better be worth it when i arrives.

https://www.amazon.c...86177238&sr=8-1


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#10 Colin

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Posted 08 April 2020 - 1519 PM

Was there more the Germans could have done to reequip and train their Italian Allies to make them more effective? 


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Posted 08 April 2020 - 2003 PM

Nice guy as well, was a regular on another forum I frequented. Very impressive work he does.

 

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 0713 AM

Was there more the Germans could have done to reequip and train their Italian Allies to make them more effective? 

 

Imho the thing that would have made most difference (especially later on the Eastern front) would to Equip Italian (and Romanian and Bulgarian divisions for that matter) with sufficient good AT guns. But then the German army was short on these too. At least they could have given the Italians the designs for these things and assist in starting up production. but the Germans  were always overprotective when it came to sharing their own military tech with its allies, and when it did so, it charged ludicrous prices....

I wonder what could be made out of the Italian mediums in a sort of Marder like conversion if the Italians had enough AT guns and got design assistance. These vehicles would be far from ideal, but much better than what they had. 


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#13 Harold Jones

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Posted 24 April 2020 - 0755 AM

The Italians couldn't produce enough of the guns they had designed themselves to equip their forces, disrupting production for a year to retool and produce a foreign design wouldn't have helped things.


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