M35A2 in Detail
Koran & Jan Mostek
S u m m a r y
|Title, Description &
||M35A2 in Detail
Wings and Wheels Publications
RAK, P.O. Box 35 17006, Prague 7,
Green Series Modern
Vehicles, Number 12
||Soft cover; 72 pages; 289 photos;
Unknown at this stage
||Hundreds of photographs of superb
quality; brief text is to the point; bonus information and pictures of
gun truck models.
Reviewed by Ian Sadler
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All text is in English with 72 pages and there are 289 photographs of
the M35 A2 truck and the surprise in this publication is the inclusion
of the Gun Truck Models there are 40 and a further surprise is the
inclusion of the Quad .50 Turret Mount which has 12 photographs and 7
black and white line diagrams. Lastly, to add even more detail to this
book it contains 14 high quality art side profiles of Gun Trucks in
The book starts with a brief history of the vehicle and then it goes
straight into the photomontage of the actual vehicles. The versions that
are covered are the GS version, the House body along with the Fuel
tanker, and a single Gun truck.
All the the close up details are from the GS version. This covers all
the details a modeller could ever want. I know by looking at many of the
photographs I recognise not only the individual vehicles but the
location. Having seen nearly all of them at the War and Peace Military
Vehicle Rally at Belting, Kent here in the UK over the last 14 years I
have attended it.
The level of detail contained is truly outstanding and shows the amount
of mud, dust, and grime that gets into every crevice on a vehicle. For
those modellers who want to add realistic weathering to any vehicle then
they cannot find a better publication to illustrate it than this. The
only part that is missing from this book is the smell of canvas, fuel,
grease and oil. Armed with this book you can turn any of your M35 kits
into a masterpiece of modelling, it shows all the details needed to do
this. This not a book for the restoration section of the military
vehicle fraternity but is aimed solely for model makers.
Having just taken up an interest in Gun trucks myself and starting my
own research this is an invaluable book. As a bonus it has, part worked
but completed models but unpainted, which show the level of details the
model makers have gone to achieve the superb models. The authors are to
be congratulated on this inclusion it adds depth to the subject.
If I had to pick out a single photograph to illustrate the level of
detail then it must be on page 48 top left it shows the underside of the
vehicle, with the front axle viewed from the rear. This is weathering
like you have never seen before; an absolutely outstanding photograph.
From a personal point of view, it is going to be invaluable when I start
my Gun truck models and it will not be sitting on the reference self for
many a long day.
I highly recommend it to all model makers who like to build modern US
vehicles and especially those who are building Gun trucks now and in the
Future. The authors are to be congratulated on adding more information
to a long neglected subject of modern US Army trucks.
For our American readers I give it a full ten out of ten in each
category of originality of subject, quality of photographs.
Check with your local book supplier for price and availability, which is
not known at time of review.
Thanks to Franti for the advance review copy
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