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Jackal 1 High Mobility Weapon Platform

Published: September 2, 2021
Company: MRC

The Jackal 1 is a new kit from the prolific model company, Hobby Boss in 1/35 scale. It is a unique vehicle from the United Kingdom and deployed to Afghanistan. For those of you unfamiliar with the vehicle, here’s a short description from Hobby Boss, “The British Army has added a category of vehicle to the armored vehicle fleet called the tactical support vehicle (TSV). 400 TSVs were ordered… more

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75 Years of the Israeli Air Force, Volume 2: The Last Half Century, 1973-2023

Published: April 30, 2021
Book Author(s): Bill Norton
Company: Helion & Company

This is the second volume of two published by Hellion covering the history of the Israeli Air Force from its founding to the present. As with other Hellion volumes, it follows an established format. Using a chronological format, the narrative begins where the last volume left off. The text begins with the end of the Yom Kippur War and ends in 2023 with a little bit of forecasting into the… more

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Operation DANUBE: Soviet and Warsaw Pact Intervention in Czechoslovakia, 1968 (Europe at War No. 7)

Published: April 19, 2021
Book Author(s): David Francois
Company: Helion & Company

Several years ago, I had the pleasure of spending a week in Prague. Relatively untouched by the Second World War, I had a delightful time. While I had a general knowledge of what happened in 1968, I was not thinking about the sacrifices that the inhabitants of the city made. This volume fills that gap. Hellion Publishing has created a host of series that examine conflicts around the world,… more

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Leibstandarte, 1943-1945, (Tome/Volume 2)

Published: March 15, 2021
Book Author(s): Charles Trang
Company: Heimdal

This is a big book! At 591 pages and weighing in at five pounds, in this corner we have volume two of Leibstandarte, the SS Division that was formed from Hitler’s SS body guards. I have not seen the first volume, but the set is a re-release of a previously published book. One of the challenges of this book, is that it comes from a French publishing house, so the text, captions, etc. are all in… more

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75 Years of the Israeli Air Force, Volume 1: The First Quarter Century (Middle East @ War 28)

Published: March 7, 2021
Book Author(s): Bill Norton
Company: Helion & Company

The Israeli Air Force has developed a reputation that is legendary and for good reason. Against overwhelming odds they created an air force that would dominate their adversaries.  In a two volume series, of which this is volume one, it covers the origins of the Israeli Air Force in 1948 to the end of the Yom Kippur War in 1973. Published by the Helion Company, number 28 in a series that covers… more

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The Chaco War, 1932-1935: Fighting in Green Hell (Latin America @ War, no. 20)

Published: March 7, 2021
Book Author(s): Antonio Luis Sapienza & Jose Luis Martinez Pelaez
Company: Helion & Company

From the perspective of the United States, the interwar period, the interval between the First and Second World Wars, our story was insular – the hedonism of the 1920s, the Great Depression, and the road to war. From the US perspective, it was a time of peace. Far to the south of us, there was a bloody struggle between Bolivia and Paraguay over a region known as Chaco. In the newest edition of… more

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Velikiye Luki 1942-43: The Doomed Fortress (Campaign 351)

Published: February 4, 2021
Book Author(s): Robert Forczyk
Company: Osprey Publishing

When the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, known as Operation Barbarossa, began on 22 June 1941, it would quickly become the campaign that would destroy the Nazi Empire. Long before the battle of Berlin began in 1945, there were a thousand moments of violence and drama that would define this struggle. While many know the broad strokes of the eastern front, these individual battles within… more

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Dutch Waffen-SS Legion & Brigade 1941-44

Published: February 3, 2021
Book Author(s): Massimiliano Afiero. Illustrated by Ramiro Bujeiro
Company: Osprey Publishing

Osprey’s long running men at arms series has produced another volume, this time based on the Dutch Waffen SS. Osprey has a tried and true formula for this series – providing introductory information, battles and campaigns they took part in, and aftermath. These volumes are illustrated with contemporary black and white photographs and color plates of uniforms, flags, and rank insignia. As with… more

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Logistics in World War II, 1939-1945

Published: January 24, 2021
Book Author(s): John Norris
Company: Pen & Sword

There is an old axiom that amateurs pursue tactics, but professionals manage logistics. It is a topic that largely goes unexplored in the voluminous literature of the Second World War. Outside of the modeling world, I am an academically trained military historian who works in the public history field. I have had a keen interest in the topic. Given my background, I was keen to review this work… more

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Napoleon’s Imperial Guard Uniforms and Equipment, Vol II, The Cavalry

Published: January 18, 2021
Book Author(s): Paul L. Dawson
Company: Frontline Books

This the second volume in a series devoted to the uniforms and equipment of Napoleon’s Imperial Guard. The first volume concentrated on the Infantry and I have not seen it. This volume focuses on the cavalry. The Imperial Guard, as the name suggests, was Napoleon’s personal guard that expanded into the elite regiments of the French Army. The material culture of the military through the ages… more