Later this month Tankograd Publishing will be releasing a new book on the Conqueror Heavy Gun Tank by Carl Schutze. This will be a softcover book of 64 pages with 12 color and 94 b&w photos and 17 graphics. Text is in both English and German.
The FV214 Conqueror heavy gun tank was developed and fielded by the British Army in the early years of the Cold War to counter the threat caused by Soviet heavy tanks such as the IS-3 and the T-10. If the Cold War had turned hot, the Conqueror would have served as a tank destroyer to knock out enemy armor at a range superior to that of the Centurion main battle tanks.
This publication describes the development history, the technology, variants and the only eight year long in-service life of the Conqueror heavy gun tank. Also covered is the Conqueror armored recovery vehicle.