LAV-25 - The Marine Corps' Light Armored Vehicle

Published: December 14th, 2011     
Author: James D’Angina
Reviewed by: Tim Hortman - IPMS# 19789
ISBN #: 978-1-84908-611-0
Other Publication Information: Softcover, 48 pages, color photos, illustrations
Price: $17.95
Product / Stock #: New Vanguard Series #185
Product provided by: Osprey Publishing

A recent addition to the growing Osprey Publishing line is this outstanding title: "LAV-25 The Marine Corps' Light Armored Vehicle."

This book is #185 in the New Vanguard series and is certainly one to add to your collection. This softbound book contains 48 pages which are packed with color photos and some illustrations which tell the history of the LAV-25. Chapters in this book include a brief history on the design and development of the LAV-25 and a section on every combat operation where the LAV-25 saw action.

For the modeler, this book is especially valuable for the color photos contained within. There is a good mix of exterior photographs showing different colors and markings, but if you're looking for a full spread of interior shots - you will be disappointed. There are several images inside the vehicle, but by far the majority of images are of the exterior.

This book is certainly recommended to the modeler looking for information and photos of the LAV-25. I was impressed with the layout and full color printing of the book. The outstanding images alone make this title worth picking up and will be a valuable reference for the model builder.

Thank you to Osprey for the review sample and to IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review it.

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