M7 Priest 105mm Howitzer Motor Carriage

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Review Author(s)
Book Author(s)
Steven J. Zaloga
Other Publication Information
Paperback, 48 pages, 44 b&w photographs and 7 full color illustrations
Product / Stock #
New Vanguard 201
Company: Osprey Publishing - Website: Visit Site
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Based upon the Grant/Sherman tank, the M7 Priest was a self-propelled howitzer with a high-mount machine gun ring resembling a pulpit. It was utilized by the US, British, Canadian, and Free French forces. This book tells the complete story from design and development to deployment. In addition, this book covers all variants of the Priest, including the British/Canadian Sexton 25-pounder version and the US M12 155mm GMC.

I found the book to be well thought out with a very coherent outline. It’s written with easy to understand explanations. It has beautiful color paintings, cutaway artwork, and is packed with a wide range of period b&w photographs.

The book itself is well printed with a hearty gum binding. The print is easy to read and the photographs are very clear. The artwork and cutaway illustrations are colorful and honestly represented. The maps and charts are rendered so that any layperson can understand them.


  • Introduction
  • Design & Development
  • Operational History
  • Variants
  • Bibliography
  • Index

I highly recommend this book to anyone. It’s packed with information and photos the armor modeler will love. The Priest is readily offered by Dragon, Academy, and Italeri in1/35 kits.

I would like to thank Osprey Publishing and IPMS for allowing me the opportunity to review and present this excellent book.


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