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The Japanese Destroyer Suzutsuki. TopDrawings No. 128

Published: November 3, 2022
Book Author(s): Mariusz Motyka
Company: Kagero Publishing

Thanks to Casemate Publishing & IPMSUSA for the review copy!

Kagero Publishing, from Poland, in TopDrawings No. 128, details the appearance of the apex of WW2 Imperial Japanese Navy destroyers, the Akizuki class Suzutsuki (Calm Moon) in 1945. The TopDrawings series is designed for modelers to have an accurate reference for detailed appearances of individual ships and aircraft.… more

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Danger Forward. The Forgotten Wars of General Paul F. Gorman

Published: November 3, 2022
Book Author(s): Mike Guardia
Company: Magnum Books

Danger Forward is the title, but you will read how the book could have been titled Danger 360. The stuff of which good movies should be made. This hard-to-put-down book reads fast and easy with a you-were-there feel that covers key US military efforts from WW2 to the mid 1980s, when General Gorman retired. He is still alive at 94 years in Virginia. The author, Mike Guardia, came out with the… more

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The Development of Crude Oil Tankers. A Historical Miscellany.

Published: September 7, 2022
Book Author(s): Dr. Ray Solly
Company: Pen & Sword

Thanks to Casemate Publishing & IPMSUSA for the review copy!

Casemate Publishers presents The Development of Crude Oil Tankers. A Historical Miscellany by Dr. Ray Solly. This book is a large hardbound with glossy pages chock full of photographs, detailed line drawings, and explanations of how tanker design progressed to the present day. Our current lifestyles and national security… more

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Mar Verde - The Portuguese Amphibious Assault on Conakry, 1970 - Africa @ War Series No. 55

Published: September 6, 2022
Book Author(s): Jose Augusto Matos
Company: Helion & Company

Headlines: Cold War Intrigue. Secret MilOps. Prison Camp Raid! Merry Band of Mercs & Rebels Overthrowing a Corrupt Regime. Freedom Fighters vs. Commies. Sean-Connery-James-Bond Style / Peter Graves Style Mission Impossible Skullduggery. Government Disavowal of Actions. Records Expunged. Postmortem Analysis From Forgotten Document.

Guinea is the setting of this Africa@War Series… more

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The British Battleship HMS Vanguard

Published: August 20, 2022
Book Author(s): Witold Koszela
Company: Kagero Publishing

Kagero Publishing, from Poland, in TopDrawings No. 123, exhibits the largest, fastest and last British battleship, HMS Vanguard, in all its glory as the world’s largest yacht for royalty. Also, the last battleship ever launched. The TopDrawings series is designed for modelers to have a reference for detailed appearances of individual ships and aircraft. TopDrawings consist of color covers with… more

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The French Battleship Jean Bart

Published: August 20, 2022
Book Author(s): Witold Koszela
Company: Kagero Publishing

Kagero Publishing, from Poland, in TopDrawings No. 125, illustrates the last commissioned battleship of the French Marine Nationale – Jean Bart, in his final fit in 1956. The TopDrawings series is designed for modelers to have a reference for detailed appearances of individual ships and aircraft. TopDrawings consist of color covers with black & white (B&W) line drawings of the ship,… more

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WWII USN Crane Barges II YD98

Published: August 17, 2022
Company: Lion Roar

Thanks to DragonUSA for supplying the resin/PE set for review and IPMSUSA staff for handling the request and publishing this review. Special thanks to Dave Morrissette who forwarded this kit to me after I and everyone else refused to review it in 2014. I said it would take me a while to get to it, but better late than never! Apologies to DragonUSA for the delay. YD98 is still available!

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The Battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau. Vol. II

Published: July 5, 2022
Book Author(s): Miroslaw Skwiot and Mariusz Motyka
Company: Kagero Publishing

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Volume 2 of the WW2 German Kriegsmarine battleships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau focuses on the career and appearance of DKM Gneisenau. Volume I gives more info on Gneisenau than anything previous – an extensive narrative history along with many B&W photos, a section of high-quality, large-scale photographs, stunning 3D graphic “visualizations” of her various fits, two… more

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WWII USN Crane Barge II YD98

Published: June 14, 2022
Company: Lion Roar

Thanks to DragonUSA for supplying the resin/PE set for review and IPMSUSA staff for handling the request and publishing this review. Special thanks to Dave Morrissette who forwarded this kit to me after I and everyone else refused to review it in 2014. I said it would take me a while to get to it, but better late than never! Apologies to DragonUSA for the delay. YD98 is still available!

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From Bessarabia to Belgrade. An Illustrated Study of the Soviet Conquest of Southeast Europe. March – October 1944

Published: June 13, 2022
Book Author(s): Kamen Nevenkin
Company: Peko Publishing

Thanks to Casemate Publishing & IPMS/USA for the review copy!

The rapid Russian army takeover of Southeast Europe in 1944 is a seldom-covered topic, but its importance loomed huge for the Cold War and the fates of those countries to this very day. Kamen Nevenkin presents viewpoints of the events from German, Russian and the countries involved perspectives. This book shows the… more