Steven Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga (born February 1, 1952) is an American author and defense consultant. He received a bachelor's degree cum laude at Union College and a masters degree at Columbia University, both in history.

Steven Zaloga
Steven Joseph Zaloga

(1952-02-01) February 1, 1952
ResidenceAbingdon, Maryland
EducationUnion College, Schenectady, NY, B.A. cum laude (History)
Columbia University, M.A. (History)
Certificate in International Affairs; graduate study at University of Cracow
  • DMS, Inc., Greenwich, CT, managing editor of special studies, 1978-86
  • Video Ordnance, Inc., New York City, producer, 1987-92
  • Teal Group Cor., Fairfax, VA, senior analyst, 1993--
  • Institute for Defense Analyses, adjunct staff member, 1995--
  • Technology Training Corp., lecturer, 1987-91
Political partyRepublican
Board member ofNew York Military Affairs Symposium (member of executive board)
Parent(s)John A. (a foreman) and Muriel (a high school language teacher; maiden name, Desautels) Zaloga

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 host/moderator of the World War II Allied Discussion group at, a modelling website.[4] He is a frequent contributor to the UK-based modeling magazine Military Modelling. He is a member of the Armor Modeling and Preservation Society.


  • ; Dennis, Peter (2005), Anzio 1944: The Beleaguered Beachhead, Campaign, 155, Osprey, ISBN 978-1-84176-913-4
  • (2008), Armored Thunderbolt: The U.S. Army Sherman in World War II, Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, ISBN 978-0-811-70424-3, OCLC 191318149
  • (2010), Battle of the Bulge, Long Island City: Osprey, ISBN 978-1-84908-165-8
  • (1996), Bagration 1944: The Destruction of Army Group Centre, Osprey, ISBN 978-1-85532-478-7
  • ; Johnson, Hugh (2005), D-Day Fortifications in Normandy, Oxford: Osprey, ISBN 1-841-76876-6, OCLC 61529026
  • (2013), The Devil's Garden: Rommel's Desperate Defense of Omaha Beach on D-Day, Stackpole Books, ISBN 978-0-811-71228-6, OCLC 828488810
  • (2010), French Tanks of World War I, Osprey, ISBN 978-1-84603-513-5
  • Zaloga, Steven J.; Johnson, Hugh; Taylor, Chris (2008). German V-Weapon Sites 1943–45. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84603-247-9.
  • (1995), Inside the Blue Berets: A Combat History of Soviet and Russian Airborne Forces, 1930-1995, Novato, CA: Presidio, ISBN 0-891-41399-5, OCLC 31517759
  • (2007), Japanese Tanks 1939–45, Osprey, ISBN 978-1-84603-091-8
  • ; Welply, Michael (2005), Kasserine Pass 1943: Rommel's Last Victory, Oxford: Osprey, ISBN 1-841-76914-2, OCLC 60793211
  • (2002), The Kremlin's Nuclear Sword: The Rise and Fall of Russia's Strategic Nuclear Forces, 1945–2000, Random House, ISBN 1-58834-007-4
  • ; Sarson, Peter, KV-1 & 2 Heavy Tanks 1939–1945, Oxford: Osprey, ISBN 1-85532-496-2
  • Zaloga, Steven J. (2005). Jeeps 1941–45. New Vanguard. Illustrated by Hugh Johnson. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978-1-84176-888-5.
  • M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank 1982-92 (1993) ISBN 978-1-85532-283-7
  • (2012). M4 Sherman vs Type 97 Chi-Ha: The Pacific 1945. Osprey Publishing. ISBN 978-1849086387.
  • Modeling the M3/M5 Stuart Light Tank. Osprey, 2003. ISBN 1-84176-763-8
  • Modeling US Armor of World War 2. Osprey, 2009. ISBN 978-1-84603-398-8
  • with James W. Loop, Modern American Armor: Combat Vehicles of the United States Army Today, Arms & Armour Press,1982. ISBN 0-85368-248-8 OCLC 8821633
  • Modern Soviet Armor: Combat Vehicles of the USSR and Warsaw Pact Today (1980) ISBN 0-13-597856-4
  • Zaloga, Steve, and James Grandsen. Operation Barbarossa. London: Arms and Armour Press, 1985. ISBN 0-853-68702-1 OCLC 12807954
  • Overlord: The D-Day Landings. Osprey, 2009. ISBN 978-1-84603-424-4
  • Zaloga, Steve. Poland 1939: The Birth of Blitzkrieg. Westport, Conn: Praeger, 2004. ISBN 0-275-98278-5 OCLC 53276520
  • Polish Army, 1939-1945, Osprey, 1982, ISBN 0-85045-417-4, OCLC 9136152
  • Zaloga, Steven and Victor Madej, The Polish Campaign 1939. Hippocrene Books, 1991. ISBN 087052013X
  • Zaloga, Steve, and Ron Volstad. The Red Army of the Great Patriotic War, 1941-45 (Men-at-arms S.), London: Osprey, 1989. ISBN 0-850-45939-7 OCLC 29634302
  • Red Sam: The SA-2 Guideline Anti-Aircraft Missile. Osprey, 2007. ISBN 1-84603-062-5, ISBN 978-1-84603-062-8. 48pp
  • Red Thrust: Attack on the Central Front, Soviet Tactics and Capabilities in the 1990s Novato, CA: Presidio, 1989. ISBN 0-89141-345-6 OCLC 20169366
  • Zaloga, Steve. Remagen 1945: Endgame against the Third Reich. Oxford, U.K.: Osprey, 2006.
  • Scud Ballistic Missile and Launch Systems 1955–2005. Osprey Publishing, 2006.
  • Zaloga, Steve, and Peter Sarson. Sherman Medium Tank, 1942–1945. London: Osprey, 1993. ISBN 1-855-32296-X OCLC 30028610
  • Zaloga, Steve, and Steve Noon. The Siegfried Line, 1944–45: Battles on the German Frontier. Oxford, UK: Osprey, 2007. ISBN 1-846-03121-4 OCLC 76365230
  • Zaloga, Steve, James W. Loop, and Ron Volstad. Soviet Bloc Elite Forces. London: Osprey, 1985. ISBN 0-850-45631-2 OCLC 12501799
  • Soviet Heavy Tanks (with James Grandsen). London: Osprey. ISBN 0-85045-422-0
  • Soviet Tanks and Combat Vehicles of World War Two(with James Grandsen), London: Arms and Armour Press. ISBN 0-85368-606-8
  • 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 in Action, (with James Grandsen) Carrollton, Texas: Squadron/Signal. ISBN 0-89747-112-1
  • T-34 Medium Tank 1941–45, (with Peter Sarson) Oxford: Osprey. ISBN 1-85532-382-6
  • T-34-85 Medium Tank 1944–94, (with Jim Kinnear) Oxford: Osprey. ISBN 1-85532-535-7
  • 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
  • T-80 Standard Tank: The Soviet Army's Last Armored Champion Osprey, 2009. ISBN 978-1-84603-244-8
  • Zaloga, Steve, and Jim Laurier. V-1 Flying Bomb, 1942-52: Hitler's Infamous "Doodlebug". Oxford, U.K.: Osprey, 2005. ISBN 1-841-76791-3 OCLC 60834667
  • Tanks of Hitler’s Eastern Allies 1941–45, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013

See also

  • David Doyle - American writer on historic military vehicles, hardware, aircraft and warships


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  2. "Steven J. Zaloga, Senior Analyst". Teal Group Corporation.
  3. "Aerospace Markets--The Decade Ahead". Archived from the original on 2011-06-16.
  4. "Discussion Groups - Allied WWII"
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