Allied – Axis 28, The Photo Journal of the Second World War

Published: August 19th, 2012     
Reviewed by: Perry Downen - IPMS# 44000
Other Publication Information: Softcover, 96 pages, quarterly publication, historical photos
Price: $15.95
Product / Stock #: Issue 28
Product provided by: Ampersand Publishing

Ampersand Publishing offers a quarterly photo-magazine featuring dozens of black and white photographs of armor, military vehicles, personnel, etc. Many are rare or seldom seen pictures. Each photograph is accompanied by a caption explaining what is depicted and the historical context. The reader will also see original line drawings and pictures from technical publications. These softbound publications contain from four to six articles. The subject of this review is Issue 28.

This 96-page issue contains five articles. They are:

  • SdKfz 6 5-ton halftrack prime mover
  • 3-inch antitank gun M5
  • U.S. T1/M6 Heavy Tank
  • Sprengladungstrager (SdKfz 301) Ausf. A and B
  • Covenanter Heavy Cruiser Tank

An example of what is found in this publication is the article on the SdKfz.6. It contains many full-page pictures of the halftrack working in the field under various conditions. The same can be found in the other vehicle articles. These would be an excellent source for a vignette or diorama. Some articles, but not all, have detail photographs of static displays as you would find in a walk around publication. These pictures can provide the extra detail needed by many modelers.

This magazine is not laid out in the usual magazine format. There are no written articles, no letters to the editor, or mailbag. What I found refreshing is there no advertisements. What you get is 96 pages of subject matter. It is an excellent resource document either for the historian or modeler. For these reasons I can easily give this publication a high buy recommendation.

I would like to thank Ampersand Publishing for the item and IPMS/USA, and especially Dick Montgomery, for the opportunity to review it.

  • Back cover
    Back cover
  • Historical photo
    Historical photo
  • Static display photos
    Static display photos

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