HUMVEE, American Multi-purpose Support Truck, Land Craft 6

A welcome addition to the very popular Land Craft Series. Aimed at model makers, this series has become popular with a much wider readership, due to the excellent text describing the subject vehicle and its deployment, including unit structures. Very Highly Recommended

NAME:  HUMVEE, American Multi-purpose Support Truck, Land Craft 6
FILE: R3326
AUTHOR: Ben Skipper
PUBLISHER: Land Craft, Pen and Sword
BINDING: soft back
PRICE: £16.99                                               
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT:   Cold War, insurgency wars, Middle East Conflict, communications 
vehicle, ambulance, combat vehicle, air-portable vehicle, general purpose vehicle, 
jeep, cross-country vehicle, artillery tractor

ISBN: 1-52678-981-7

PAGES: 64, extensive illustration in B&W and full colour, including specially 
commissioned images
IMAGE: B3326.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: A welcome addition to the very popular Land Craft Series. Aimed 
at model makers, this series has become popular with a much wider readership, due 
to the excellent text describing the subject vehicle and its deployment, including 
unit structures.  Very Highly Recommended

The HUMVEE has become as ubiquitous as the Willis Jeep and the Land Rover. It 
has been produced in an almost endless stream of variants of the basic General 
Purpose Support Truck. It has filled virtually every possible military role of general
 support, including ambulance and general cargo roles. It has also been armed and 
some of these variants are heavily armed for a vehicle in this class, particular in the 
convoy escort and reconnaissance roles. With this extensive range of roles, the 
HUMVEE has been produced as a model kit in a wide range of scales and an 
unusually wide range of enhancement kits for the most popular scales. As always 
with this excellent series this extensive range of options for model makers has been
 very well covered in detailed colour images

As with other volumes in the Land Craft Series, this new volume features extensive illustration, mostly in full colour and commissioned specifically for the series. There are many excellent full colour side view drawings, depicting a range of camouflage patterns and equipment states. There are also colour photographs of completed models and available enhancement kits. This provides a great deal of information that will enable a model maker to complete an exhibition grade model, either for static exhibition on its own, or on a diorama. It will also provide the detail for those completing working models under remote radio control, for which pinned-link tracks are necessary.

What has made this series so popular to a wider readership is the quality of the text. There is detailed historical text that covers the vehicle in general and specifically in the model, campaign and period of the subject. This includes organization details for the units operating the subject. The publisher has been commissioning multiple volumes for most subjects, and this volume’s subject is no exception, that together build into a formidable library of information for military history and technology enthusiasts to add to traditional military history books, filling detail gaps that otherwise exist.