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Expanded and revised edition of the original book first published in 2001 - this is the most comprehensive study of the Sherman Tank in IDF service. Contains a general description of the basic M4 series as built, the book looks in detail at the very first Sherman built in 1948. In addition to the gun tanks, there is also coverage of specialised vehicles, such as ARVs, dozers and mine clearing vehicles. Features images from official Israeli government sources as well as IDF veterans. The book also contains some never previously published photos of the APC developed by Lebanese engineers and used by the South Lebanon Army.
Price: £60.00
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Israeli Shermans Second Edition
The authors have brought together a collection of German official documents, Allied reports, post war interpretations and hundreds of photos to compile a comprehensive guide detailing the rules about colours, camouflages, markings, organisation of German vehicles during WWII and to show some of the many variations both common, strange an interesting.
Price: £22.99
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Panzer DNA.German Military Vehicles of WW2  Camouflage, Markings, Organization
The definitive illustrated history of the Sherman tank, covering the entire scope of its development, manufacture, service, armaments, turrets, tracks, drivetrains, and its many variants. The book begins with the M4's evolution from the M3 and M2 tanks and continues through the rapid production of more than 53,000 units in 1942 and 1943 and the tank's further service among more than fifty nations after WWII.
Price: £25.00
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M4 Sherman Tanks  The Illustrated History of America's Most Iconic Fighting Vehicles
This issue focuses entirely on camouflage patterns used on tanks, trains, ships, uniforms and sci-fi subjects. Submarine camouflage includes zenithal lighting as well as multi-layered chipping; Disc camouflage used by the Germans in 1944; painting a German Erbsenmuster uniform pattern; Stug III in white washable camouflage plus much more.
Price: £8.99
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The Weathering Magazine 20 Camouflage
United States manufacturers produced more than 40,000 halftracks from 1933 until 1944. Variations of these vehicles included prime movers, armoured personnel carriers, mortar carriers and a wide range of heavily armed variants. Vehicles produced by Autocar, Diamond T and White were used by U.S. forces, while similar International Harvester-built vehicles were supplied to our Allies through Lend-Lease. They also left their mark in Africa, Europe, Pacific islands and Korea and before retirement, the Israeli Army listed about 600 halftracks in March 2008
Price: £14.99
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SS12058 US Half-Tracked Vehicles in Action
This issue focuses on conflicts in villages and cities and includes urban scenes, road blocks plus much more
Price: £8.99
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Tanker Techniques Magazine (7) Urban War
A re-issue of Alan Moorehead's classic text on the North Africa campaign with a new introduction from acclaimed historian Richard Overy.
Price: £30.00
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The Desert War The classic trilogy on the North African campaign 1940-1943
This book offers an anthology of epitaphs drawn from the war cemeteries where Canadian soldiers lie buried in Flanders and France. The book is illustrated with photographs of the battlefields today.
Price: £30.00
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Canada's Dream Shall be of Them : Canadian Epitaphs of the Great War
The author who flew the Phantom operationally, recounts the thrills, challenges and consequences of operating this sometimes temperamental jet at extreme low-level over the West German countryside
Price: £25.00
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Phantom in the Cold War RAF Wildenrath 1977 - 1992
This book presents a detailed account of all the types of weapon currently used on board Russian-made aircraft and helicopters, including Cold War-era munitions, the various weapons used by Russian aircraft during the Syrian campaign, and the latest precision-guided stores currently in development. The author draws upon his extensive research, declassified information, and interviews with specialists to provide a plethora of data on this important area of military study
Price: £18.99
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Russia's Air-launched Weapons Russian-made Aircraft Ordnance Today
Part two contains 40 pages of technical information, walkaround images and technical drawings; camouflage and markings; model builds, colour side and 4-views; kit builds of the 1:72 scale Tamiya FB Mk VI, Hasegawa NF Mk II and FB Mk XVIII, 1:48 scale Tamiya FB Mk VI in BOAC markings and an Airfix FB Mk VI converted to a Nationalist Chinese Air Force FB Mk 26, plus the 1:32 scale Tamiya FB Mk VI kits
Price: £18.95
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Airframe & Miniatures 11 The de Havilland Mosquito Part 2  Part 2. Fighter, Fighter-Bomber & Night-Fighter including Sea Mosquito
The full and illustrated archive of RAF Fighter Command operations over Dunkirk, 21 May – 2 June 1940. Using contemporary accounts such as combat reports, rarely seen squadron intelligence summaries and the newly released casualty reports, the author and his team of experts have broken down each day from 21 May to 2 June 1940 into individual combats and list the claims and losses from both sides to provide a complete reference archive for each encounter
Price: £25.00
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Dunkirk – Air Combat Archive
This issue looks at painting and weathering techniques for aircraft models and contains different techniques from creating your own masking to doing an entire camouflage scheme from decals. Includes a range of diverse decorations and the usual step by step articles.
Price: £8.99
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The Weathering Aircraft 6 Camouflage
This revised, expanded edition chronicles the development and career of the worlds predominant military airlifter, from its origins in the depths of the Cold War through the present day. It includes new information and pictures on current variants, along with updated appendices with present day units and active aircraft. Coverage includes gunships, electronic warfare and reconnaissance models, test-bed and special use aircraft, and Navy models.
Price: £28.99
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Lockheed C-130 and its Variants
Filled with first-hand accounts from pilots and navigators, as well as profile artwork and photographs, this is the complete story of the US Navy's main medium attack aircraft in the latter part of the Cold War.
Price: £13.99
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Combat Aircraft 121 A-6 Intruder Units 1974-96
The ultimate reference guide featuring hundreds of new and previously published action-packed colour photos in addition to a well documented history of the 2nd Attack Helicopter Battalion under which the type operates
Price: £24.99
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AH-64DHA Apache 10 years 2nd Attack Helicopter Battallion
One of the US Army’s best aircraft providers is Beech Aircraft of Wichita, Kansas. Beginning about the time of the Korean War and up to present day, the Army has utilized twin-engined Beech aircraft for an abundance of missions and duties. This book will give you all of the unclassified details, data, information, and photos of these unique aircraft operated by the US Army.
Price: £38.50
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US Army Twin Beeches
Submarine history for the enthusiast, a plethora of archive black and white previously unpublished photos, from archives, private collectors and well known experts in the field. This edition includes U-18 1943, U-9 1942; U-97 1942, U-81 1942, U-423 1943, U-270 1943, U-429 1943/4, U-68 (IXC) 1941, U-107 (IXB) 1942 plus much more
Price: £20.99
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U-Boot Im Focus Edition No.14
This book explores Yorktown’s construction, pre-war and wartime activities through carefully researched photographs, many previously unpublished.
Price: £19.99
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Legends of Warfare USS Yorktown (CV-5) From Design & Construction to the Battles of Coral Sea & Midway
A unique insight into this classic tractor, this book has been reprinted in softback to offer an insight into the development, engineering, production and uses of Dagenham's first all-new agricultural tractor
Price: £14.99
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Haynes Enthusiasts Manual Fordson New Major E1A 1951-1964 all models

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