Chris Henry, "British Anti-tank Artillery 1939-45 (New Vanguard)".
Publisher: Osprey Publishing | ISBN: 1841766380 | 2004 edition | PDF | 48 Pages | 28.43 MB
The rapid development of the tank as an offensive weapon following its introduction in World War I gave artillery theorists cause for concern during the 1920s and 1930s. By the beginning of World War II anti-tank guns had been developed, initially at around 37mm and 2 pounds in weight of shot. By the end of the war, monster anti-tank weapons were being developed, able to penetrate an armour thickness of up to 200mm at a range of 1,000 yards.