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Krankenpanzerwagen Sd.Kfz. 251/8 Ausf. A WW II German Ambulance

Published: February 16, 2024
Company: ICM

A Very Brief History the Krankenpanzerwagen

The Krankenpanzerwagen is another lesser-known version of the Sd.Kfz. 251 and as such a lightly armored semi-tracked vehicle—in plain English, it’s an ambulance.

From the manufacturer’s webpage, this is how ICM describes this vehicle:

Sd.Kfz.251/8 Ausf.A WWII German Ambulance

The Sd.Kfz.251 semi-tracked armored… more

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F4U1A/2 Corsair

Published: December 26, 2023
Company: Magic Factory

Overall Evaluation

Move over, there’s a new sheriff in town’ – at least as quarter scale Corsairs are concerned. As I have built this F4U-2 kit, I am overjoyed with the kit’s attention to details and overall accuracy. As I previously said: Almost any way you slice it, this is a beautiful kit! And, for the price, you receive two beautiful Corsair kits. These kits are highly… more

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WWII Military Patrol

Published: October 31, 2023
Company: ICM

From the kit manufacturers web site description:

WWII US Military Patrol

(G7107 with MG M1919A4)

At the end of 1941, the United States of America was already a well-deserved world leader in the production of various automotive equipment. This was facilitated by the most powerful production base in the world. During the Second World War,… more

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F-4G Phantom II

Published: October 31, 2023
Company: Meng Model

A Very Brief History the F-4G

As usual, I look to Wikipedia for some insight into the operation of Wild Weasels (as well as the entire F-4 family of aircraft), at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonnell_Douglas_F-4_Phantom_II

On 15 August 1990, 24 F-4G Wild Weasel Vs and… more

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Typ 320 Cabriolet

Published: August 14, 2023
Company: ICM

A Very Brief History the Typ 320 (W142) Cabriolet

WWII German Staff Car (from Manufacturer’s kit notes)

“The Mercedes-Benz 320 (W142), developed by Daimler-Benz AG, was launched in 1937. It was equipped with a six-cylinder engine with a volume of 3.2 liters (3.4 liters in later versions), which had 78 horsepower. It was available with a short (2880 mm) or long (3300 mm)… more


Target Saigon 1973-75 Volume 4: The Final Collapse, April-May 1975

Published: January 14, 2023
Book Author(s): Albert Grandolini
Company: Helion & Company

A Brief Introduction of this Book

This book contains 86 pages, including 130 black & white photographs, 34 color pages of colored profile drawings and eight maps. The color drawings illustrate several vehicles (primarily those of the PVAN (People’s Army of Vietnam) with a few US tanks and aircraft). Almost all of the photographs serve to illustrate the futility of the war in… more


Target Saigon 1973-75 Volume 3: Disaster at Da Nang 1975

Published: January 14, 2023
Book Author(s): Albert Grandolini
Company: Helion & Company

A Brief Introduction of the Book

This book contains 80 pages, including many great (144) black & white photographs, nine color pages of colored profile drawings and three colored maps. The color drawings illustrate a few vehicles (both ARVN (Army of the Republic of Vietnam) and PAVN (People’s Army of Vietnam), several uniforms and aircraft from this lengthy conflict.


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'Desert Storm' OV-10A and OV-10D+

Published: December 22, 2022
Company: ICM

Manufacturer’s Kit Notes

‘Desert Storm’

“US aircraft OV-10A and OV-10D+, 1991

On August 2, 1990, Iraq launched an invasion of Kuwait. In response, the multinational coalition’s forces developed and conducted an operation called “Desert Storm”. The start of the operation, which began on January 17, 1991, was a massive air and missile strike by Allied forces. The ground… more

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The Best of After The Battle Then And Now

Published: December 4, 2022
Book Author(s): Winston Ramsey
Company: Pen & Sword

Publisher’s Notes:

Since we launched our first edition in August 1973, After the Battle has traveled around the globe and has covered hundreds of battles — over 750 at the last count – and taken thousands of photographs, covering major operations down to individual exploits. Selecting a cross-section of just a few from the stories that we have covered has not been easy, but we hope… more


Boeing B-47 Stratojet & B-52 Stratofortress: Origins and Evolution

Published: August 20, 2022
Book Author(s): Scott Lowther
Company: Mortons Books


  • Chapter 1 - B-47 Evolution - 005
  • Chapter 2 – B-47 Development and Projects - 007
  • Chapter 3 – B-52 Evolution - 045
  • Chapter 4 – B-52 Development - 100
  • Chapter 5 – B-52 Projects - 165
  • Chapter 6 – B-52 with Nuclear Propulsion - 188
  • Chapter 7 – B-52 Miscellaneous Designs - 212
  • Chapter 8 – B-52 as a Carrie… more