Publications

Reviews of books or magazines relating to scale modeling.

German Medium Tank Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. G/H/J

Published: June 23rd, 2021     
German Medium Tank Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. G/H/J
Reviewed by: Scott Hollingshead - IPMS# 34786

For all fans of the most produced German Tank of WWII, the Panzer IV, Michae Kuchciak and the folks of Kagero have put out a wonderful book on the final three variants of the tank. The 80 pages are filled with line black and white photos, drawings, eight pages of color side view lithographs, and an enclosed lithograph of an Ausf. H vehicle. Filled with history and technical details, I can highly recommend this new offering from Kagero in their in-Combat line!

Ford M8 and M20

Published: June 18th, 2021     
Ford M8 and M20
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus - IPMS# 35035

David Doyle's book on the Ford M8 and M20 is one of the latest entries in the 'Legends of Warfare' series with entries in Ground, Naval, and Aviation. The Legends of Warfare series has expanded rapidly since its 2017 debut in the market with now over 100 titles released. This hard cover series covers a wide variety of monographs at a good price point.

Ronny Bar Profiles: British Two Seaters of the Great War

Published: June 15th, 2021     
Ronny Bar Profiles:  British Two Seaters of the Great War
Reviewed by: Brian R. Baker - IPMS# 43146

Historical Background

Most of the information published on the subject of World War I aviation deals with the development of single seat fighter types, and it is refreshing to see a book dealing exclusively with the less publicized two seaters. At the beginning of the war, airplanes were seen primarily as a means of observing the enemy to see what they were doing, or were capable of doing, and for spotting the results of artillery fire.

A-20 Havoc

Published: June 12th, 2021     
A-20 Havoc
Reviewed by: Frank Landrus - IPMS# 35035

David Doyle's book on the A-20 Havoc is one of the latest entries in the 'Legends of Warfare' series with entries in Ground, Naval, and Aviation. The Legends of Warfare series has expanded rapidly since its 2017 debut in the market with now over 100 titles released. This hard cover series covers a wide variety of monographs at a good price point.

After many years of being published in enthusiast publications focused on military vehicle restorations, David Doyle 'graduated' to full-fledged books in 2003. His first book was a hefty 512 page history of US military vehicles. He has now had more than 175 books published in military vehicles, aviation and naval topics. David and his wife Denise have amassed a collection of ten Vietnam era military vehicles that still displays at shows. In June 2015, was honored with the Military Vehicle Preservation Association's Bart Vanderveen Award, given in recognition of "...the individual who has contributed the most to the historic preservation of military vehicles worldwide." Be sure to check out David's website.

Panther Medium Tank IV. SS Panzerkorps Eastern Front 1944

Published: June 8th, 2021     
Panther Medium Tank IV. SS Panzerkorps Eastern Front 1944
Reviewed by: Michael Novosad - IPMS# 36721
Company: Pen & Sword

During the summer of 1944 a series of massive Soviet offensives threatened to destroy the entire German army on the Eastern Front. As the Wehrmacht scrambled to hold what ground it could many formations simply disappeared and the available armored units were used to plug the gaps in the front line. One of the most important elements of the defense was the newly raised IV.SS-Panzerkorps which contained the veteran Totenkopf and Wiking divisions. Although both were well equipped their real striking power lay in the battalion of Pzkpfw V Panther tanks with which each was outfitted, perhaps the most effective armored fighting vehicle produced by Germany during the Second World War.