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Aviation

Post World War Two Aviation




This hardcover book of history and profiles gives some great inspiration for any modeller who is interested in an eye catching F-104. Dave Windle has done a great job of the colour profiles, and helpfully for modellers these do feature both side views of each one. Interesting read.

Military Modelling Magazine, Robin Buckland

Ever since the crash of the RAF Chinook ZD576 on the Mull of Kintyre on 2nd June 1994 the cause of this tragic event has been of considerable interest and discussion. The author delves into all the inquiries and investigations in great detail, setting out and reviewing all the evidence put forward in a calm, unsensational fashion. I found this book to be very interesting and stimulating. We may never know exactly why Chinook ZD576 crashed but this book certainly helps give a better understanding of some if not all of the factors which may have brought it about.

Flying in Ireland

The new title from pen and sword ‘Images Of War’ series takes a look at some of the many vehicles to be involved in the Korean war on all sides. As such there’s a good section of tanks, afvs and other military vehicles scattered across the book, interspersed with a fascinating collection of images that tell the tale on this almost forgotten war. You’ll find photos of British centurion and Cromwell, American Sherman, Patton and Pershing and an assortment of Russian equipment used by the enemy, but it was worth nothing that there are a few images that a re in the book that are ‘examples of’ and not photographed during the Korean war. The amount of equipment covered within the book is varied enough to appeal to a wide audience. All of the images contained within this fine book in black and white, but the quantity and quality of those images makes it well worth the cover price and at just £14.99 its worth taking a look at.

Military Machines International

There are eleven appendices covering such things as production runs, aircraft specifications, defensive weapon systems, offensive weapons carried together with organisational details of the air forces in strategic Air Command, the Wings, Groups and Squadrons, an inventory f all the losses sustained and a comprehensive list of all the B52’s retained in museums. For the model-maker and other enthusiasts, an indispensable addition to the library

The Bulletin - Military Historical Society

Here is another AFV title in the prolific 'Images of War' series from Pen and Sword books. This time one written by the well known author on AFVs Michael Green. What the title refers to are the M46, M47 and M48 tank series. It starts with the Patton Tank Genesis, covering the M26 Pershing, the heavy tanks that was developed in to the M46 which forms the topic of chapter 2. This involved new engine and transmission plus a new version of the 90mm gun for the main armament. Those plus other detail changes intended for the older inventory of over 2000 M26 tanks to be. Not all were done though, as many M26s were shipped hurriedly to Korea, where they were joined by about 200 of the upgraded M46 as well. As with each chapter, these are well illustrated with good clear photos, with detail both inside and out. The M47 came next, as a response to the Cold War and growth of the Warsaw Pact. This newer, more reliable vehicle had over 8,000 built during the production run, and Micheal gives details.. Read more

Military Modelling