Tank Craft 33: Scorpion and Scimitar (ePub)
British Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles, 1970-2020
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The British Scorpion and Scimitar are among the most successful armoured reconnaissance vehicles ever built and, almost fifty years after the initial design was introduced, updated versions are still in service today. These compact, manoeuvrable and fast-moving light tanks played a significant peace-keeping role in conflict zones around the world and went into action during wars in the Falklands, the Gulf and Iraq. They are also a popular subject with tank modellers and enthusiasts which is why David Grummitt’s expert history and guide is such a valuable source of reference.
As well as describing in detail their technical development and operational history, he gives a full account of the wide range of modelling kits and accessories available in all the popular scales. Included is a modelling gallery which features six builds covering a range of Scorpions and Scimitars serving with different nations and a section of large-scale colour profiles which provide both information and inspiration for modellers and military enthusiasts alike.
"Recommended."Diesel and Electric Modellers United, Spring 2022
"...will be of great interest to modelers and armor historians alike."AMPS Indianapolis
"As with all of these books, there is a fairly large modeling section. All of the build articles use the AFV Club kit. There is also a considerable part of this that covers smaller scale kits (of which there are not may) as well as a fairly good selection of aftermarket items."ModelingMadness.com, May 2022
"Highly recommended for all modern British armor enthusiasts in general and Scorpion and Scimitar fans in particular."AMPS, June 2022
Video review featured on Scale Modelling NowScale Modelling Now
Another excellent addition to the series which is bound to be popular with modellers, especially as we await the imminent release of a new detailed kit of the Scimitar 2 onto the market from Gecko Models, a kit mentioned in the book but not featured as the kit was not available in time. I thought this was a great balance between the history of the real thing, well illustrated with archive images of the vehicles themselves plus a very useful section of model builds and sources for the different kits and conversion materials. Recommended.Military Model Scene
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