This new "photo journal" series from Letterman Productions - authored by David Harper, starts off with World War II subjects that have been largely ignored or overlooked. Pacific Focus does a good job of covering both U.S. and Japanese AFVs of the Pacific Theater. It boasts 58 pages of near 6 inch by 8 inch, B&W, high quality photos.
Contents The subjects within vary greatly from M4 composites to armored Japanese river boats. Several LVT variants and Japanese Type 95 and 97 variants as well are shown. Although most of the Japanese tank pictures are of ones knocked-out, there are still plenty of details that can be picked out of each one. I do however wish more subjects were covered, but that would be greedy. :)
Conclusion The pictures themselves are large, clear, and in focus. Many of which have not been published before, thereby adding to the value of this book. If there is was a gripe I needed to come up with, it would be my greediness wishing there were more pages.
I highly recommend this to anyone looking to expand his or her photo reference collections. Many terrific diorama ideas can be gleaned from these pages.
It is important to point out that this is just the first in this impressive new series with plenty more to be released. Future issues will cover the M36, M3 Lee/Grant, T26 Pershing, M40 SPG, and the M24 Chaffee.
I received my copy (my wallet) from VLS Corporation: http://www.modelmecca.com/
About Ken Fortier (Kencelot) FROM: FLORIDA, UNITED STATES
Like many, I developed an interest in building models when I was around 8 years young. I remember my mother keeping my interest in them by joining a "model a month" club back in the mid 70s. Things like the Lunar Lander, and a Braniff International 747 were some of the kits I'd build that came in th...