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Osprey Modelling #13: Modelling US Tank Destroyers of World War IIby Steven J. Zaloga
Synopses & Reviews
Tank destroyers were the US Army's response to blitzkrieg, and were based around the concept of mounting a large anti-tank gun on a light, fast moving vehicle. They served in the Mediterranean, Pacific, and North-West Europe theatres, and were also supplied to other Allied armies. These vehicles form an attractive modelling subject; their open turrets provide plenty of opportunity for detail work, as demonstrated here by the author in clear step-by-step instructions. Packed with tips and techniques from a leading modeller and Allied armour expert, this title covers the M10, M18, M36, and M39, and features modelling projects in 1/35th and 1/72nd scale.
Unwilling to deploy its armor battalions to stave off opposing tanks, America raised a number of specialized tank destroyer battalions, both towed and self propelled, that could take on Germany's AFVs. This book offers a guide to modelling the M18 Hellcat, the M3/M5 Stuart Light Tank, the M4 Sherman and more, and will be valuable for modellers of all abilities.
About the Author
Steven J. Zaloga was born in 1952, received his BA in history from Union College, and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armoured vehicle development. His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the Second World War, and he has also written extensively on American armoured forces.
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