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Book Review
Modern Israeli Tanks & Infantry Carriers

by: greatbrit [ GREATBRIT ]


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Armorama

This is one of the latest books from Osprey Publishing, and details many of the AFVs currently in service with Israel. The book is in the now familiar Osprey style, with informative text, excellent photos and useful colour plates.

This new title details the latest IDF M113 modifications(such as TOGA), the Azcharit, and various Centurion based carriers such as the Puma and Nakpadon. However the most extensive part of the book covers the magach series of M60 based tanks, and the latest Merkava variants. Lots of detailed text covers the reasons for the development of these types, as well as details of their use in service with the Israeli army.

I was surprised when I bought this book, that given the fact that these vehicles seem to be on the news almost weekly, there isn't a single picture of one of these machines in action.

The book could be considered slightly text heavy, and although some close ups are in the book, anyone wishing to build one of these tanks would need additional reference material.

The recent conversion sets for the Magachs, and full kits of the Azcharit and Puma from Legend, as well as the Academy kits of the M60 and Merkavas mean that modellling these beasts should be easy.

This book would be of use for anyone attempting one of these kits for the valuable information given in the text parts of the book.

Verdict: recommended
SUMMARY
This book would be of use for anyone attempting one of these kits for the valuable information given in the text parts of the book.
Percentage Rating
80%
  Scale: Other
  Mfg. ID: 1841765791
  Suggested Retail: 8.99
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  PUBLISHED: Apr 12, 2004
  NATIONALITY: Israel
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 83.08%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.22%

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