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Italian Armored Vehicles of World War Two


Nicola Pignato


Squadron/Signal Publications


S u m m a r y

Title and Publisher: Italian Armored Vehicles of World War Two by Nicola Pignato.
Squadron/Signal Publications
ISBN: 0897474759
Media and Contents: Soft cover; 8.5" x 11" format; 64 pages + covers; 13 B&W photos; 10 colour photos plus artwork
Price: USD$13.47 from Squadron.com
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Great coverage of a variety of vehicles; comprehensive photos with useful captions; specifications and brief histories included.
Disadvantages: Lacks scale drawings.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended 


Reviewed by Steve Palffy

Italian Armored Vehicles of World War Two is available online at Squadron.com 



Squadron/Signal's new title "Italian Armored Vehicles of World War Two" is a much-needed reference and a great starting point for anybody interested in Italian armour.

The book includes inspirational artwork that will get you fired up to build that M13/40 or Semovente gathering dust in your collection.

In addition to some of the more commonly known Italian armoured vehicles, the book also covers the L3-33 & L3-35, L6-40, 47/32, M11-39, M13-40 and M14-41, Semovente 75/18, 75/32 and Command Vehicle; Semovente 90/53, M15/42, Semovente 75/34 and 105/25, P-40 (armoured cars) Autoblindo AB 40, 41 & 43, Lince Autocarro Protetto AS 37 APC, Sahariana, an armoured rail car and a few other oddities.

The book is structured to include a brief introduction and history of each vehicle, including specification tables, badge detail, markings and camouflage with FS number approximations.

The only only disappointment is the lack of scale drawings. A few more detail and interior photos or drawings might also have been useful. Hopefully in a second volume?

This is a great introduction to the subject and will be welcomed by Italian armour fans.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Squadron/Signal Publications for the review sample

Review Copyright 2004 by Steve Palffy
This Page Created on 25 June, 2004
Last updated 25 June, 2004

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