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Tankograd LVTP7 - AAVP7A1
California, United States
Joined: October 21, 2007
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Posted: Thursday, June 02, 2011 - 02:54 PM UTC
Mario Krajinovic provides a review of LVTP7 - AAVP7A1 - The Amtrac of the U.S. Marines from Tankograd Publishing, American Special #3016.

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New Jersey, United States
Joined: January 09, 2008
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Posted: Friday, June 03, 2011 - 03:41 AM UTC
Good review, Mario.

Given the many fine Hobby Boss kits of this vehicle family out on the market, the book is a welcome reference. Those kits are very fine, BTW, as you can see here:

Correze, France
Joined: June 10, 2004
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Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011 - 08:29 AM UTC
Thanks to you Mario for the review and Bill for the reminder

This book looks quite interesting as a general reference. It is a kind of complement to late Dave Harper's AAV book.
Indiana, United States
Joined: November 12, 2006
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Posted: Tuesday, August 09, 2011 - 04:08 AM UTC
I will probably pick this one up but would have been more excited if the recovery and MCLIC versions were featured a little better.
Virginia, United States
Joined: June 24, 2005
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Posted: Tuesday, August 09, 2011 - 04:24 AM UTC
I enjoyed the review, but am wondering if there is another book that serves as a more complete technical and historical reference. I was a grunt in the late '80s and early '90s, so had the pleasure of a couple of "cruises" on tuna boats (so might one day build one) and wonder what is considered the definitive reference (perhaps with a focus on the configuration of this period; i.e., around the time of the introduction of the up-gunned turret). Anyone care to jump in and compare the book under review with whatever else might be available?