Scorpion and Scimitar British Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles 1970-2022

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Book Author(s)
David Grummit
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Tankcraft 33 Series: Soft Cover, 64 pp, 198 photos, 200 color photos, 13 color profiles
Company: Pen & Sword - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Casemate Publishers - Website: Visit Site

This book is really in four parts. The first is a general description of the development and deployment of these two vehicles. It’s not technical and doesn’t go into the internal working of the mechanical “stuff” but it does give you a good idea of how the Scorpion and Scimitar came to be and why the design decisions that were made were made the way they were and how the design has evolved through various modifications/changes. Rounding this section out is a description of the deployments of the vehicles by the UK as well as other users and some organizational charts of Scorpion/Scimitar units. The second part is a series of 13 color profiles of various examples of both vehicles in service with the UK and other countries. Following this is a listing of all the available kits and after-market parts for modeling the tanks and finally there is a section with four sample builds of the AFV club model.

The photos are crystal clear and will be very helpful to the modeler as will the information provided on all the after-market options available. The color profiles provide nice options to the “normal” British camo pattern or desert tan. The text itself is well written and easily accessible to anyone interest regardless of lack of any technical background.

I want to thank Casemate Publishing for providing the review copy and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to do so.


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