Military Vehicles

Reviews of products for scale military vehicle models.

Camera On 17 Sd.Kfz. 7 Mittlerer Zugkraftwagen 8T Vol. 2

Published: September 20th, 2020     
Camera On 17 Sd.Kfz. 7 Mittlerer Zugkraftwagen 8T Vol. 2
Reviewed by: Phillip Cavender - IPMS# 50085
Company: MMP Books

Camera On 17 Sd. Kfz. 7 Mittlerer Zugkraftwagen 8T Vol. 2, is number 17 in the "Camera On" series published by MMPBooks/Stratus and is a follow up to volume 1. The author, Alan Ranger, has written several books in this series with subjects such as "German Horse Power", "The Einheits-Diesel WW2 German Trucks to "No 22 Krupp Proze Lorry".

Sd. Kfz. 173 Ausf. G2 Jagdpanther

Published: September 20th, 2020     
Sd. Kfz. 173 Ausf. G2 Jagdpanther
Reviewed by: Tim Wilding - IPMS# 47420
Scale: 1/35
Company: Meng Model

The Jadgpanther was a Heer (German Army) tank destroyer based on the Panzer Mark V Panther tank chassis. They had an 8.8cm anti-tank gun installed in a fixed superstructure that replaced the Panther's turret and 7.5cm gun. This Meng Model's Jadgpanther is the last production run made from November 1944 to May 1945.

4-Wheeled Armoured Cars in Germany WW2

Published: September 19th, 2020     
4-Wheeled Armoured Cars in Germany WW2
Reviewed by: Allan Murrell - IPMS# 49715
Company: MMP Books

This is a thin book but very large format, and the images  are of  a very high quality of the various 4 Wheeled German armoured cars of WWII.

The book covers the Kfz.13, Kfz. 14, Sd.Kfz. 221, 222, 223, 247, 260 and 261.

The most widely used 221, 223 and 223 take up most of the book. The photos and descriptions are great and very detailed.

I found this book fascinating and will be using some of the Photos as inspiration for a few kits in my stash. This this a fantastic reference for all armour modelers.

I highly recommend this book.

Thanks to MMP Books and Casemate Publishers for providing this book for review and to IPMS USA for allowing me to review it.

Gun Truck “King Cobra”

Published: September 18th, 2020     
Gun Truck “King Cobra”
Reviewed by: Eric Christianson - IPMS# 42218
Scale: 1/35
Company: AFV Club

AFV Club has released their third version of a 'Gun Truck' employed by hard-pressed convoy security forces in Viet Nam.  This time around we meet the 'King Cobra', sporting three 50cal M2 'Ma Deuce' machine guns mounted on a fully equipped M113 APC hull, sans wheels and track, thrown right up into the bed of a M35 5-Ton truck, all black and bad.  I took one look at the box top and I knew I had to build it.

The Viet Nam gun trucks have a fascinating history; borne of necessity, built with Southern ingenuity, and purpose-made to rain hell on its adversaries if attacked.  While they were never officially sanctioned by the U.S. Army, an estimated 300 to 400 trucks were transformed in this way.  Only a single gun truck, the 'Eve of Destruction', survives today, permanently on display at the Army Transportation Museum in Fort Eustis, VA.

Opening the box

MENG- British FV510 Warrior TES(H) AIFV

Published: September 16th, 2020     
MENG- British FV510 Warrior TES(H) AIFV
Reviewed by: Allan Murrell - IPMS# 49715
Scale: 1:35
Company: Meng Model

MENG has released a new tool kit of this great British AFV, which I have always wanted to have in my collection.  

I jumped at the opportunity to review this kit for two reasons, firstly I love the look of this vehicle and it's a British AFV with no other offerings in this scale on the market.

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