S u m m a r y
|Title, Description &
||Avenger TBF / TBM in Detail
Wings and Wheels Publications
RAK, P.O. Box 35 17006, Prague 7,
Red Line Special Museum
Series, Number 32
71 pages; 297 photos
Unknown at this stage
||Hundreds of photographs of superb
quality; brief text is to the point;
Reviewed by Ian Sadler
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The text is published in English and has the following number of pages
71 and the number of photographs are shown in brackets after vehicle,
Ford GPA (220), the GAZ-46 MAV (47) and the last one a very big surprise
the inclusion of the Skoda 973 (30).
Split into the usual sections of History of the Ford GPA each chapter
takes you through a full restoration and rebuild with the tiniest detail
covered. The quality of the photographs is truly staggering and at time
breathe taking. It is possible for those lucky enough to find one in
need of restoration. To use this as their starting point for a workshop
manual, it has all the details needed; apart from a full engine strip
down. It is far better than any line drawing field workshop manual.
It is nice also to see in one publication a comparison of the Ford GPA
and the GAZ -46 MAV it shows the differences very well. For museums who
have one of the vehicles on display then this book is going to add to
their profits for the museum book shop.
To the model maker and photo, etch producers it is a gold mine of
information and will enable them to turn a standard model into a winner.
It rightly deserves a place on model makers reference shelves and fill
an other gap in WW2 vehicles made in the U.S.A. The last chapter on the
Skoda 973 in a bonus. Like a great many I have in the past only seen
very poor quality grainy black and white photographs of the vehicle, now
at last the authors have given us in the West a good quality insight
The authors are to be congratulated once more on filling a much needed
gap on WW2 American vehicles and the Russian copy of it.
For our American readers who like points out of ten, it scores top marks
in all quality and quantity and clarity of photographs and above all, it
is highly recommended.
Thanks to Franti for the advance review copy
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