The Dark Age of Tanks – Britain’s Lost Armour 1945-1970

Published: July 27th, 2020     
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Reviewed by: Allan Murrell - IPMS# 49715
ISBN #: 9781526755148
Price: $39.95
Product / Stock #: David Lister
Product provided by: Casemate Publishers

When I heard of this book, I really wanted to get it as so little is available on this post war period of British tank development. The title is a little misleading as it really refers to the fact that there is very little remaining documentation or prototypes remaining from this period. As the author points out much of the development during this period has been lost as documents and other records have been lost, destroyed or stowed away out of sight.

I have always been intrigued by the time in British tank development as so little can be found . This book opens up a lot of this hidden history for us to read and enjoy. This is a fascinating read and I learnt a lot of from it.

The book covers Heavy armor, Light armor, Infantry armor and Rockets attached to armor. The author must have spent a long time amassing so much data to be able to compile this book. I found the chapter on project Prodigal to be the most interesting. Also some of the more unusual ideas and developments like the P35 and GSOR 3038 very great to see and think about scratch building them.

I was impressed at the amount of information and history found in the pages of this extremely enjoyable book. The pictures along are worth the cost of the book. I will find this book an indispensable part of my library of reference books.

I recommend this book to everyone with an interest in British armor and modeling armor. I very much look forward to other releases in this series.

Thanks go to Casemate Publishing for providing this book to review and IPMS USA for allowing me to review it for them

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