Review Author
Andy Taylor
Published on
July 27, 2022
Company
AMMO by Mig Jimenez
MSRP
$11.25

A new, welcome release from prolific AMMO by Mig Jimenez, is this four-color acrylic paint set labelled for World War II Japanese Infantry. The paint comes in 17ml plastic bottles, complete with a stirring ball, in a clear plastic clamshell box. Also included is a color two-sided label with a very well painted World War II Japanese soldier with color callouts for the paints provided. While the paints can be procured individually, the four major colors are included (and most likely cheaper than buying them individually). The following paints are included:

Book Author(s)
Eric H. Larson
Review Author
Bob LaBouy
Published on
July 25, 2022
Company
Pen & Sword
MSRP
$75.00

Publisher’s Notes

“A comprehensive, accurate, and academically-supported reference of all of the major military and paramilitary camouflage patterns that have been in use around the world from the end of World War Two to today. This book will be a one-stop, generalized reference illustrating as many patterns as have been researched into the present time period. It will surpass all previous efforts. In addition to color tiles illustrating camouflage patterns it will include photographs of the designs actually being worn by military and paramilitary personnel, something few other references have done in suitable combination.”

Book Author(s)
Scott Lowther
Review Author
Bob LaBouy
Published on
July 25, 2022
Company
Mortons Books
MSRP
$49.99

Contents

  • Chapter 1 - B-47 Evolution, Pg. 5
  • Chapter 2 – B-47 Development and Projects, Pg. 7
  • Chapter 3 – B-52 Evolution, Pg. 45
  • Chapter 4 – B-52 Development, Pg. 100
  • Chapter 5 – B-52 Projects, Pg. 165
  • Chapter 6 – B-52 with Nuclear Propulsion, Pg. 188
  • Chapter 7 – B-52 Miscellaneous Designs, Pg. 212
  • Chapter 8 – B-52 as a Carrie, Pg. 225
  • Chapter 9 – B-52 Re-Engining Studies, Pg. 236
  • Chapter 10 – B-47 and B-52 Derived Transports, Pg. 314
  • General data tables, Pg. 323
  • References, Pg. 376
  • Index, Pg. 382

Publishers Overview

“The famous B-52 Stratofortress has been in service with the USAF for more than 65 years and its iconic shape is known and recognized all over the world. Yet the B-52 and its predecessor, the B-47 Stratojet, started out looking very different indeed.

Book Author(s)
Andy Evans
Review Author
Blaine Singleton
Published on
July 21, 2022
Company
Phoenix Scale Publications
MSRP
$26.99

The Grumman E-2 Hawkeye, Real to Replica Blue Series by Phoenix Publications.

The book is a paper back, has 96 pages and is full of great photos of the Hawkeye. The history of the E-2 Hawkeye is quite extensively covered from the original idea to the variants that have been built, to today’s serving aircraft. Included in the book is a section devoted to the international service of the Hawkeye and a detailed walkaround as highlights of the book.

The last section of the book covers building the Kenetic E-2C 1/48 scale model and shows three different nationality versions, the United States, French and Mexican Navy builds.

This is my kind of book, filled with lots of glossy colored images of the airplane and not a whole lot of writing. All the photos are high quality and a joy to look at. I recommend anyone who is wishing to build a model of the Hawkeye consider buying this book.

The book is divided into 10 sections

Book Author(s)
Alan Ranger
Review Author
Paul Bradley
Published on
July 9, 2022
Company
MMP Books
MSRP
$18.05

The Renault R35 and R40 were French light infantry tanks developed in the mid-1930s and still in widespread service during the disastrous 1940 Western campaign. Lightly armed and armoured, these vehicles were no match for the PzIII and IV of the German Panzer armies.

In this book, author Ranger has compiled a surprising number of original photographs taken by German troops in the aftermath of the 1940 Battle of France. Most are reproduced two to a page, and due to the size of the originals, copy quality is mixed, from very nice to poor. There is a short section of photos of Renaults after they were captured and put back into use by Germany in the Balkans.