Among the events that contributed to my early initiation to tank warfare, one came about when I was around 12, about 35 years ago. It took the form of endless rows of T-54s seen in some armament magazine, combined with worrying statistics about the Warsaw Pact’s numerical tank superiority. So when I spotted a new book on the T-54 from well-known authors Stephen L. Sewell and Jim Kinnear (and published by Osprey), I promptly ordered it, partly based on that recollection of my Red Dawn-influenced Cold War’s childhood, but mostly because, well, the T-54 is iconic and a cool modeling subject. Oh, and a reasonable price helped, too!
My God, time flies! I’ve been particularly busy lately and clearly failed at keeping the right pace for TOM, but I have numerous ideas of subjects I want to tackle here, including the movie FURY which I’ve seen two weeks ago so let’s try to rectify this.
To get things going smoothly, I want to present yet another interesting Flickr account. This time it’s from a hobbyist photographer and military history enthusiast who went through many military museums across Europe and photographed many great pieces.
Ampersand does it again with a title on BIG World War Two trucks from the US. Another excellent visual reference.
Excellent photographic study of the subject. Clear, high-quality, extensively-captioned large-format pictures. Affordable price. Some variants less covered than others. Highly recommended.
Read the full review on Track-Link!
Do you know the Allied-Axis series from Ampersand publication?
Although I’ve often seen these books in the past at the modelling club, I only had the chance to obtain one (#30) recently, and I must say this is gold for modelers. Pictures are stunning and captions are full of detailed information.
The Sherman dozer is a stunning machine (Company of Heroes anyone?). I am not aware of any kit to build one, but surely there must exist conversions.
For a detailed appraisal of the book, head over to Track-Link.