Gama Goat Detail In Action

Published: December 5th, 2013     
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Author: David Doyle
Reviewed by: Chuck Bush - IPMS# 42838
ISBN #: 978-0-89747-736-9
Other Publication Information: Softcover, 80 pages
Price: $18.95
Product / Stock #: 39003

David Doyle has produced a fine reference on the M561 Gama Goat. This is just in time for us to use to super detail the latest offering from Tamiya. The front and back covers feature the excellent art of Don Greer.

The book begins with coverage of the Meili Metrac and the Clark Flex-Trac. There are pictures of both these vehicles undergoing field testing. The Gama Goat was designed by Roger Gamaunt and licensed to Chance Vought who proposed it to the military in 1961. It was rejected. By 1963 a contract was awarded. The vehicle was tested in Thailand, but was never used in Vietnam. It saw action in Grenada.

This volume is full of great action and detail photography. There are plenty of color shots of the engine, transmission, hitch, and even of a vehicle turned on its side. There are photos of early field tests, exercise deployment, and Grenada. You will find the M561 used as an ambulance, a shelter vehicle and a radar platform. There are Gama Goats mounting an M60 and another with an M40 recoilless rifle. All photos are crisp and clear.

I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in the Gama Goat and U.S. cold war military vehicles in general.

Thank you Squadron Signal Publications for the review copy, and for giving us another outstanding book.

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