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Cold War Berlin: An Island City Volume 1: The Birth of the Cold War and the Berlin Airlift 1945 - 1950

Published: September 4, 2021
Book Author(s): Andrew Long
Company: Helion & Company

About the Author

Andrew Long, from Great Britain, is a military history researcher and author. His fascination with the Cold War began with a trip to West Berlin in 1986, travelling through Checkpoint Charlie to visit the East. Andrew’s writing comes from a desire to make sense of an extremely complex period in modern history, weaving together inter-relating stories involving… more

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RS-132 Ammunition Boxes

Published: September 2, 2021
Company: ICM

The RS-132

The RS-132 is an unguided Russian rocket which officially entered service in 1938. It was not known for its accuracy and in one test had no hits in 134 firings. During WWII, its performance was poor since it was usually fired from great distances. It required a direct hit to disable light and medium German armor. Near misses caused no damage at all. It was mostly effective… more

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Semovente M42 da 75/18

Published: April 22, 2021
Company: Italeri

The Semovente

The Royal Italian Army began to deploy self-propelled artillery guns at the end of the 1930s. Their purpose was to provide support for tanks and infantry units. The “Semovente” 75 /18 was developed on the back of the “M” series medium tank hull, and it soon became the most feared Italian armored vehicle. The 75mm howitzer was a highly effective anti-tank weapon and was… more

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The Luftwaffe’s Secret WWII Missions

Published: April 19, 2021
Book Author(s): Dmitry Degtev, Dmitry Zubov
Company: Pen & Sword

About the Authors

Dmitry Degtev is one of the leading Russian researches of the history of the Second World War. Widely known to readers for his publications on military aircraft of the 1930s and 1940s, he has been studying the air battles of the Second World War and the history of the Luftwaffe for more than twenty years. As a result, he has assembled a huge amount of exclusive… more

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Mission Models Paints New Color Releases

Published: March 20, 2021
Company: Mission Models

This review looks at four new releases from the Mission Models product line. They are:

  • MMP-139 RAL 7017 Dunkelbraun
  • MMP-140 RAL 7016 Anthrazitgrau
  • MMP-132 US Navy Flight Deck Blue 21
  • MMP-169 Transparent Green

Mission Models paints are a non-solvent acrylic-based paint, which are ‘airbrush ready’ and produce a flat finish. The… more

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Tiger I and Tiger II Tanks

Published: March 1, 2021
Book Author(s): Dennis Oliver
Company: Pen and Sword Books Ltd

About the Author

Dennis Oliver is the author of over twenty books on Second World War armored vehicles including Tiger I and II Tanks, German Army and Waffen-SS, Eastern Front 1944, Panther Tanks, German Army and Waffen-SS, Normandy Campaign 1944, Jagdpanther Tank Destroyer, German Army, Western Europe 1944-1945, and Tiger I and Tiger II Tanks, German Army and Waffen-SS, and The Last… more


Images of War - Hitler’s Panther Tank Battalions 1943-1945

Published: March 1, 2021
Book Author(s): Ian Baxter
Company: Pen and Sword Books Ltd

About the Author

Ian Baxter is a much-published author and photographic collector whose books draw an increasing following. Among his many previous titles in the Images of War series are Hitler’s Boy Soldiers, Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants, German Army on the Eastern Front – The Advance, Germany Army on the Eastern Front- The Retreat, The Crushing of Army Group (North) and… more

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M1 IP Abrams MBT

Published: February 25, 2021
Company: Panda Hobby

M1 IP Abrams MBT

The M1 IP (Improved Performance) Abrams was produced briefly in 1984 and was a transitional tank to the M1A1. Some of the upgrades included a new “long” turret with thicker frontal armor—upgraded from 650mm to line-of-sight thickness of 880mm. 894 M1 IP tanks were manufactured for the US.

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This PANDA kit was released in 2018 and is a… more


Panzer Divisions WWII Decals

Published: January 20, 2021
Company: AMMO by Mig Jimenez

This is an excellent decal sheet, and it is nice for this to be on the market! Decals are provided for 28 panzer divisions. Between one and five decals are provided for each division. The decals for the divisions with three, four, or five decals are differentiated by the years which they were used.

The color register is excellent, and the images are sharp and clear. The decals are thin… more

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Hitler’s Easter Legions 1942-45

Published: January 20, 2021
Book Author(s): Dr. Nigel Thomas, PhD
Company: Osprey Publishing

About the Author

Dr. Nigel Thomas, PhD, is an accomplished linguist and military historian, formerly at Northumbria University, now a freelance military author, translator and military uniform consultant. His interests are 20th-century military and civil uniformed organizations, with a special interest in Germany, Central and Eastern Europe. He was awarded a PhD on the Eastern… more