Designed with the modeller, preservationist and the wargamer in mind, Ian Allan Publishing's 'In Detail' series provides the reader with a comprehensive history of the type of tank, self-propelled propelled gun and military transport featured.
Ian Allan Publishing
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Series: Military Vehicles in Detail S.
08 November 2004
Designed with the modeller, preservationist and the wargamer in mind, Ian Allan Publishing's 'In Detail' series provides the reader with a comprehensive history of the type of tank, self-propelled propelled gun and military transport featured. Each volume will include a detailed history of the vehicle in service, along with information on variants, markings, and unit allocations. Alongside the comprehensive illustrative section, which will include detailed shots of models in colour, the books will also include scale drawings and comprehensive guidance notes on camouflage. Each title contains c12,000 words of text, illustrations and unit details and, where appropriate, will include production figures, interior details and include information on all the many items that differentiated each individual model of the type. More US half-tracks were manufactured than any other armoured vehicle. They served wherever the Allies ventured after 1941 (including the Eastern Front) and they were deployed in all manner of combat roles, from personnel carrier (its intended purpose) to self-propelled artillery and more. This work sets out to describe the M3 half-track series from their inception during the early 1930s until the war ended in 1945, not forgetting that some remain in active service to this day. With interest in all forms of military equipment from World War 2 increasing; this series from Ian Allan Publishing comes at an appropriate time. It will be much sought after by historians, modellers and wargamers alike.
Terry Gander lives on Alderney in the Channel Islands and has worked for many years on Jane's Defence publications in addition to being the author of a number of books, including volumes on the Tiger I/II and SdKfz 250/1-250/12 in the 'In Detail' series.