By Steven J. Zaloga
This publication investigates the layout, deployment and improvement of the armoured automobiles that observed provider within the Pacific theatre of worldwide struggle 2. The process the warfare is traced, and the automobiles’ functionality summarised. cars are proven in complete color art.
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