IPMS Number
49715

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IJN Bombers, Transports, Flying Boats & Miscellaneous Types 1943 - 1944

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Book Author(s): Michael Claringbould
Company: Avonmore Books

The book is a series of books covering all of the Pacific in World War Two used aircraft. It goes into great detail of the types squadrons, service & variants,

I found this book very informative and was full of facts and details of very little-known aircraft.

The articles on the variants that were explored during the development, were especially interesting.

The book is… more

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Vickers Viking, Valetta & Varsity in Military Services

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Book Author(s): Arian M. Balch
Company: Guideline Publications

The book goes into great detail of the development, service, variants, and full history of a classic British World War Two and post-war aircraft manufactured by Vickers under the names Viking, Valetta, and the Varsity. These were aircraft developed in response to the British review of the post-war Civil transportation needs. Later to be known as the Brabazon Committee.

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Italian Soft-Skinned Vehicles of the Second World War

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Book Author(s): Ralph Ricco, Mario Pier and Danielle Guglielmi
Company: Helion & Company

The book was written by Ralph Ricco, Mario Pier and Danielle Guglielmi and is the first volume in a series on an area not covered very well before.

This volume covers military vehicles from 1920’s until the end of WW2 within the types of Motorcycles, Cars, and Light Trucks. The book has so many great pictures and technical drawings. The details covered are very in-depth even including… more

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Ki-21-Ib "Sally" Japanese Heavy Bomber

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Company: ICM

ICM has provided this great new release for review, in 1/48 scale model of the Ki-21-Ib Sally Japanese Heavy Bomber from the early years of WWII. The Sally first flew in late 1936 and went into production in 1938 with both Mitsubishi who designed it and Nakajima. This version is the second production version and was widely used over China and for bomber crew training in Japan.

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Kagero Monographs #87: Eurofighter Typhoon

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Book Author(s): Salvador Mafe Huertes
Company: Kagero Publishing

This is the 87th book in the Kagero Monographs series covering aircraft in details photos and diagrams. This book covers the Eurofighter Typhoon. The book provides great detail drawings of the Typhoon, mainly from the Spanish Air Force with some coverage of the aircraft in sue with the Royal Air Force and the German Airforce.

I found the drawings in this book to be fascinating and very… more

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Tank Craft – Panther German Army Medium Tank Italian Front 1944-1945

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Book Author(s): Dennis Oliver
Company: Casemate Publishers

This is no 38 in the Tank Craft series which details tanks and also covers model kits and accessories to build the tanks covered in the book. This book covers the Panther German Army Tank on the Italian Front 1944 to 1945. The Panzerkampfwagen V Panther was a great tank and was better that most allied. It was very successful on most fronts except Italy where the terrain was a hindrance to the… more

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Soviet-Era Airliners

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Book Author(s): Christopher Buckley
Company: Casemate Publishers

This is the 1st volume of a new Key Book Historic Commercial Aircraft Series – Soviet-Era Airliners, The Final Three Decades. This book covers the history of the demise of the great soviet airliner fleet from 1991 to today. The Soviet designed and manufactured Airlines have always been fascinating with me as I watch the changes and downfall happen during this period while working in the… more

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U-Boat Type 'Molch' – WWII German Midget Submarine

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Company: ICM

ICM has provided this very midget Submarine for review, in 1/72 scale of the U-boat Type ‘Molch’. The Molch was a single seat ultra small submarine developed for costal operations. With serial production starting in July 1944 with around 393 were produced in the Bremen. They operated mainly in the Mediterranean and North Sea completing round 140 missions.

  • One Light grey Sprue… more

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IDF ¼ Ton 4x4 SIYUR reconnaissance and TOLAR Recoilless Rifle Vehicle

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Company: AFV Club

AFV Club has put two kits in one packaging for the IDF Jeep Siyur (Reconnaissance) and Tolar (Fire Support) versions that were in service with the IDF from around early 1965 to the end of the Yom Kippur war in 1973. They were used in large numbers and for many functions during this period.

  • Eleven x Light brown Sprues
  • Two x Clear Sprues
  • Two x Photo Etch sheets… more

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V3000S "Einheitsfahrerhaus" and Acrylic Paint Set - Wehrmacht Trucks

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Company: ICM

ICM has provided this V3000S German Truck from World War Two. It had a payload of 3t tons and was assembled in the Ford Plant in Cologne from 1941 to 1945. This version “Einheitsfahrerhaus” was produced from 1943 with a cab made from Pressed wood to simplify production and reduce cost due to material shortages. It was used in every German WWII theater of war.

  • Four x Light grey… more