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Halftracks of the German Army
bill_c
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Posted: Sunday, February 06, 2011 - 09:44 AM UTC
Bill Cross review''s Walter J. Spielberger's "Halftracked Vehicles of the German Army 1909-1945."



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Posted: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 - 03:47 AM UTC
No comments? I guess books aren't as sexy as kits, LOL!
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Posted: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 - 12:58 PM UTC
A small correction--the color drawings are by renowned military artist and author, Uwe Feist (better known for the Aero Armor Series paperback books of the 1970's). He also did some color work for the Hunnicutt US armor books.
Hilary Louis Doyle only does schematic drawings.
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2011 - 05:55 AM UTC

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the color drawings are by renowned military artist and author, Uwe Feist (better known for the Aero Armor Series paperback books of the 1970's). He also did some color work for the Hunnicutt US armor books.
Hilary Louis Doyle only does schematic drawings.


Thanks, Gerald, for the clarification. I was working from the credits in the front of the book.

Brian, I would politely disagree about the photos turning up everywhere. Certainly some of them have been re-used I'm sure of that, but I found many that were quite unusual. Whether it's a useful resource for modelers is an entirely personal question that everyone must decide for themselves.

Generally, though, I find most modelers just want to build a kit, not buy a book, and if it's a book, they want pictures to show them how to build it, not tell them about it. That's overly simplistic, but the page views here for a new kit swamp those for a new book.
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2011 - 07:06 AM UTC
any pictures of Mercedes Maultier inside?
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Posted: Thursday, March 03, 2011 - 07:49 AM UTC

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any pictures of Mercedes Maultier inside?


Do you mean the Daimler Marienwagen from the inter-war period?

One fault I would have with the book is the lack of a simple index. The only way to find vehicles is to look them up in the contents under the classification, e.g., "Light Tractor D7" or "Medium Detoxifying Vehicle."