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Steven Joseph Zaloga
Born February 1, 1952(1952-02-01) (age 70)
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Residence Abingdon, Maryland
Education Union College, Schenectady, NY, B.A. cum laude (History)
Columbia University, M.A. (History)
Certificate in International Affairs; graduate study at University of Cracow
Political party Republican
Board member of New York Military Affairs Symposium (member of executive board)
Religion Roman Catholic[1]
Parents John A. (a foreman) and Muriel (a high school language teacher; maiden name, Desautels) Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga (born February 1, 1952) is an American historian, defense consultant, and a well-known author on military technology. He received a Bachelors Degree cum laude at Union College and a Masters Degree at Columbia University, both in history. He has published many books dealing with modern military technology, and especially Soviet and CIS tanks and armoured warfare. He is a senior analyst at the Teal Group.[2][3]

He is also a noted scale armor modeler and is a moderator of the World War II Allied Discussion group at, a modelling website. He is a frequent contributor to the UK-based modeling magazine Military Modelling. He is a member of the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society.


  • M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank 1982-92 (1993) ISBN 978-1-85532-283-7
  • Modern American Armor: Combat Vehicles of the United States Army Today (1982) ISBN 0-85368-248-8
  • Modern Soviet Armor: Combat Vehicles of the USSR and Warsaw Pact Today (1980) ISBN 0-13-597856-4
  • Polish Army, 1939-1945, Osprey Publishing, 1982, ISBN 0-85045-417-4,
  • T-54 and T-55 Main Battle Tanks 1944-2004 (2004) ISBN 1-84176-792-1
  • T-72 Main Battle Tank 1974-93 (1993) ISBN 1-85532-338-9
  • The Kremlin's Nuclear Sword: The Rise and Fall of Russia's Strategic Nuclear Forces, 1945-2000,Random House, 2002 ISBN 1-58834-007-4
  • Scud Ballistic Missile and Launch Systems 1955-2005. Osprey Publishing, 2006.
  • Red Thrust: Attack on the Central Front, Soviet Tactics and Capabilities in the 1990s (1989) ISBN 0-89141-345-6
  • T-34 in Action, (with James Grandsen) Carrollton, Texas: Squadron/Signal. ISBN 0-89747-112-1
  • Soviet Tanks and Combat Vehicles of World War Two(with James Grandsen), London: Arms and Armour Press. ISBN 0-85368-606-8
  • T-34-85 Medium Tank 1944–94, (with Jim Kinnear) Oxford: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-85532-535-7
  • Soviet Tanks in Combat 1941–45: The T-28, T-34, T-34-85, and T-44 Medium Tanks (with Jim Kinnear, Andrey Aksenov & Aleksandr Koshchavtsev) Hong Kong: Concord Publication. ISBN 962-361-615-5.
  • T-34 Medium Tank 1941–45, (with Peter Sarson) Oxford: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-85532-382-6
  • Soviet Heavy Tanks (with James Grandsen). London: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 0-85045-422-0
  • KV-1 & 2 Heavy Tanks 1939–1945 (with Peter Sarson). Oxford: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 1-85532-496-2
  • Bagration 1944: The Destruction of Army Group Centre. Osprey Publishing, 1996. ISBN 978-1-85532-478-7
  • Overlord: The D-Day Landings. Osprey Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-1-84603-424-4
  • Modeling US Armor of World War 2. Osprey Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-1-84603-398-8
  • Red Sam: The SA-2 Guideline Anti-Aircraft Missile. Osprey Publishing, 2007. ISBN 1-84603-062-5, ISBN 978-1-84603-062-8. 48pp
  • Japanese Tanks 1941–45 Osprey Publishing, 2007. ISBN 978-1-84603-091-8
  • T-80 Standard Tank: The Soviet Army's Last Armored Champion Osprey Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-1-84603-244-8
  • 2005 D-Day Fortifications in Normandy (Fortress S.)
  • 2005 Anzio 1944: The Beleaguered Beachhead (Campaign S.)
  • 1989 The Red Army of the Great Patriotic War, 1941-45 (Men-at-arms S.)
  • Zaloga, Steven J. (2010). "Battle of the Bulge". Long Island City: Osprey Publishing ltd.. ISBN 978-1-84908-165-8. 
  • French Tanks of World war I", Osprey Publishing,2010, ISBN 978-1-84603-513-5



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