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Published: September 15, 2011
Book Author(s): Frank V. DeSisto
Company: Concord Publications Company

The very popular Concord Armor at War Series has now released PANZER VOR! Volume 5continuing the excellent combination of modeler/author par excellance, Frank V. DeSisto, with parent company Dragon Models as publisher. This edition doesn’t include the author’s bio, but Mr. DeSisto is one of the original founders of AMPS, has been published elsewhere, is a font of… more

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Dogfight: The Greatest Air Duels of World War II

Published: September 13, 2011
Book Author(s): Tony Holmes, Editor; Tony Holmes, Martin Bowman, Carl Molesworth and Donald Nijboer
Company: Osprey Publishing

Osprey is a prolific publisher that has coupled excellent authors with fantastic artists that have combined their talents, mostly under Editor Tony Holmes’ direction, to produce hundreds of mostly soft cover “must have” books for serious modelers and history buffs. Any ‘good’ model show will have someone selling Osprey books and any modeler who has started his own reference library, owns… more

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Warpaint - Colours and Markings of British Army Vehicles 1903-2003 Volume 3

Published: August 24, 2011
Book Author(s): Dick Taylor
Company: MMP Books

This is the third of four volumes of perhaps the most exhaustive and comprehensive study of British amour color and markings of the 20thCentury ever published. It’s been researched and compiled by Dick Taylor, a serving British officer who knows his subject up close and personal, who is also a modeler of the highest standing on the other side of the pond (the Atlantic). This volume… more

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British Infantry Tank Mk. III Valentine II w/Crew

Published: August 15, 2011
Company: MiniArt

Britain's most produced tank during WWII was the Vickers Valentine, representing a full 25% of all tanks built. The Valentine made its combat debut in Operation Crusader in North Africa, 1941 and production ended in 1944 after 8,275 were built. All but 30 of the 1,420 vehicles built in Canada were Lend-Leased to Russia, along with 2,394 of the British built Valentines. It is said that when… more

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Soviet DShK Machinegun with Crew WWII

Published: August 14, 2011
Company: Zvezda

The DShK 1938 (Degtyaryova-Shpagina Krupnokaliberny, “Degtyaryov-Shpagin Large-Calibre”) became the standard Soviet heavy machine gun of WWII. It fired 12.7x108mm cartridges (the West’s M2 .50 cal fired 12.7x107mm) fed by belt or box magazine. It was frequently deployed with a two-wheeled cart and a single armor shield (similar to that used by the Maxim) as well as on a tripod for anti-… more