Japanese Tanks 1939-45, Paperback Book

Japanese Tanks 1939-45 Paperback

Illustrated by Tony Bryan

Part of the New Vanguard series

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Contrary to popular belief, the Japanese Army widely employed tanks within the Pacific theater of war.

This title details their key role in the conquests of Singapore and Malaya, as well as their later use in Burma, Saipan, and the Philippines, including in the amphibious assault of Corregidor.

The tanks were developed against the odds, with the tank program often being neglected to pursue the popular warship development.

Their use in the most difficult of terrain is a testament to their ingenuity.

Steven J Zaloga's book offers a rare insight into a largely overlooked subject and is rich with photographs and artwork, providing a wonderful resource for the construction and design of these fascinating tanks.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48 pages, Illustrations (some col.)
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Asian history
  • ISBN: 9781846030918



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Very good snapshot of the Japanese armored units/forces in the interwar and WWII period. Not a lot of text but the art is excellent, it is however of the few things printed in English on this subject matter.