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: Land Rover, Military Versions of the British 4X4, Land Craft 7 FILE: R3325 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, snatch vehicle, airfield fire engine, artillery tractor ISBN: 1-52678-973-6 PAGES: 64, extensive illustration in B&W and full colour, including specially commissioned images IMAGE: B3325.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/8nw28w2j LINKS: 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 British Land Rover has been used for every type of road and cross-country application in civil and military use. The SAS has used the armed Land Rovers with great success, mounting a heavy armament of machine guns. The vehicle was originally designed in the aftermath of WWII to employ Birmalloy that had been produced for aircraft manufacture but was now a plentiful material awaiting new uses. The Land Rover was a simple, reliable vehicle that could survive rough handling and be easily adapted to new roles and the extensive photo-illustration includes the tracked variant used by the RAF on shoreline bombing ranges. It has been a popular subject for modellers and includes the Forward Control variants where the drive and controls were moved forward over the engine to provide greater load space within the original long wheel base dimensions
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.
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.