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MTM Barachino with Crew

Published: December 3, 2022
Company: Italeri

The Motoscafo Da Turismo, also known as "Barchino" was an explosive carrying motor boat used by the Decima MAs (10th. Light Flotilla)  as a special assault craft during World War II. This craft served in both in the Mediterranean and Black Sea.  Approximately 20 crafts of this type were built during the war. The boats were designed as a "one-way" mission against enemy vessels. The Barchino… more

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Zitadelle: The SS-Panzer-Korps on The Attack July 1943

Published: November 6, 2022
Book Author(s): Massimiliano Afiero
Company: Casemate Publishers

The book presents Operation Zitadelle-Operation Citadel- from the German side. This was the German offensive operation in July 1943 against the Soviet forces in the Kursk salient during World War II in the Eastern Front. This operation basically started the Battle of Kursk. It is considered as the biggest tank battle that has ever taken place.

The book is divided into 13 sections,… more

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Ethiopian Airlines, The African Aviation Powerhouse

Published: October 29, 2022
Book Author(s): Josef Mols
Company: Casemate Publishers

The book takes you from the humble beginning of The Ethiopian Airline to the present. The book is divided into 11 chapters with three appendices, as well as an introduction. The introduction provides the reader with a small history of the country from around 8 BC to the present. The first chapter deals with the early beginnings of the airline, and mainly focuses on the individuals that were… more

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The Second World War Illustrated - The Third Year

Published: October 17, 2022
Book Author(s): Jack Holroyd
Company: Pen & Sword

The book covers the first winter in Russia through the Canadian landing at Dieppe and is divided into 11 chapters covering the main events during the third year of the war. The sources of the photos are from England, Germany, Japan, USA, Russia and personal archives. As far as I know this is the first time that a compilation of all these photos has been made.

The photos are sharp and… more

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Aircraft of the Red Flag

Published: October 17, 2022
Book Author(s): Scott Cuong Tran & Nick Tran
Company: Key Publishing Ltd

The book contains seven chapters with an introduction, epilogue and end notes. In the introduction you are exposed to the reasons of the Red Flag from its inception in 1975. The photos in the book are those taken between 2018 & 2020. The next section of the introduction provides the reader with the best location for the pictures. All the pictures provided in the book are in color and are… more

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Tiger I German Army Heavy Tank Eastern Front, 1942

Published: September 9, 2022
Book Author(s): Dennis Oliver
Company: Pen & Sword

This is the 30th offering of this series and the 7th in the detailing of the Tiger I and Tiger II .

The book is divided in 8 section/chapters, and include an Introduction, The Eastern Front- August, 1942- March, The Tiger Units, Camouflage and Markings, Model Showcase, Modelling Products, Technical Details and Product Contact Details.

The book focuses on… more

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Panzerwaffe on the Battlefield 3

Published: September 5, 2022
Book Author(s): Peter Barnaky
Company: Peko Publishing

This book is number 23 of The World War II Photobook Series.  As the title implies this book is a series of photos taken on the battlefield. You will find quite a collection of German AFV in many locations, as well as condition. There are photos of German AFV in pristine condition, in battle, as well as those destroyed.  Most of the photos are accredited to Peter Kocsis, with one accredited to… more

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World War II Snipers, The Men, Their Guns, Their Stories

Published: September 3, 2022
Book Author(s): Gary Lee
Company: Casemate Publishers

The book consists of three parts and a conclusion. There is a preface, acknowledgements and Intro at the beginning of the book. The book ends with notes to the text; a glossary, bibliography and index. Yes, this "baby" is big and full, and I mean "FULL" of information. I think too much to digest in one reading.

The first section of the book deals with the pre-war years; selection and… more

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German Tanks of World War II

Published: September 3, 2022
Book Author(s): Craig Moore/David Bocquelet
Company: Key Publishing Ltd

The British, and for that matter the Allied, in general try to keep abreast of the changes on the German AFV throughout the war. The changes came from field observations and reports. The books were updated as information became available through as field observations, as well as captured machines. This was never-ending reporting as changes were continuous and the Germans improved their… more

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Fitter, Sukhoi SU-22 in Air Forces in Eastern Europe

Published: September 2, 2022
Book Author(s): Duke Hawkins w/ Jens Schymura
Company: HMH Publications

The book is divided into sections by parts of the Su-22 aircraft. The first 4 pages are dedicated to the types of Su-22 used by several Eastern European Air Forces. Samples include planes from the Soviet Union, Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

Next the book goes into the different parts of the airplane:

  • Forward fuselage
  • Fuselage
  • Wings
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