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M29 Weasel Tracked Cargo Carrier & Variants (Paperback)

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By David Doyle
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: Images of War
Pages: 146
ISBN: 9781526743565
Published: 25th April 2019


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Conceived as part of a Top Secret project to disrupt Nazi Germany's atomic bomb program, the hastily developed Studebaker Weasel went on to one of, if not THE most successful of the wartime all-terrain vehicles. Designed with light weight to facilitate both air-dropping and efficient, high-speed operation in the snow, the vehicles were soon found to have excellent performance in the mud. Always amphibious, the later models, the M29C, were equipped with flotation tanks on each end and dual rudders in the rear for even more efficient operation in the water. Weasels were used on numerous fronts during WWII, were once again deployed in Korea, by the French in Vietnam, and numerous outposts during the Cold War. These pages provide an overview of the development, and a detailed look at the deployment and the machines themselves, of these iconic, all-terrain vehicles.

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Lars Gyllenhaal, July 2019

The author, an avid military vehicle enthusiast and award winner for vehicle restoration, provides an excellent account of the much under-reported M29 Weasel tracked cargo carrier. – Very Highly Recommended

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This is an interesting volume about a unusual subject and a superb reference for the scale modeller. Three cross section line drawings accompany the tome as well as an appendix with data tables, serial numbers and registration numbers.

Japanese Aviation Society

It's interesting to get such a detailed look at the little Weasel.

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Military Model Scene, Robin Buckland

Once again David Doyle presents us with a book that makes us discover a little-known means of the Second World War that cannot miss on the shelves of enthusiasts and historians.

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Old Barbed Wire Blog

This is a book that provides a good selection of period photographs, and excellent look at the vehicles created on route and finally a very large number of walk around photographs.

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Another highly informative and very interesting book in this very useful series.

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A Question Of Scale, Seb Palmer

About David Doyle

An avid military vehicle enthusiast whose collection includes 10 Vietnam-era vehicles, it not surprising that most of his 100+ published books focus on US military vehicles. In June 2015, he was presented the coveted Bart Vanderveen Award by the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, given in recognition of "…the individual who has contributed the most to the historic preservation of military vehicles worldwide."

Some of David Doyle's published works are - Panzerkampfwagen IV: The Backbone of Germany’s WWII Tank Forces; U.S. Half-Track Vehicles In Action; M151 Mutt In Action; The Complete DUKW Historical Reference; P-47 Thunderbolt In Action; B-17F Flying Fortress A Visual History of the B-17F Flying Fortress in WWII; USS Iowa (BB-61): The Story of "The Big Stick" from 1940 to the Present.

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