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Old 02-13-2009, 11:24 AM
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This isn't a book, but as they say about pictures..... for me this site is a gold mine of photos that cover a broad spectrum of armor.

http://community.webshots.com/user/jtrowbridge5

I particularly like the 'Tiger 1 Added Items' folder of non-standard modifications or additions to Tigers that crews made, even some of field repairs for armor.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:59 AM
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Nice site Arslaan, thank you for sharing. I like how you can right click on a picture and enlarge it to full screen.
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Old 06-26-2009, 03:32 PM
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When I go to that site and try to find pictures there is noting there.

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Old 06-26-2009, 05:43 PM
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ORIGINAL: Pzjgr

When I go to that site and try to find pictures there is noting there.
It looks like he's removed them or (hopefully) he's reorganizing them. That page layout doesn't look like it used to so maybe it's just being updated. It'll be a shame if he's taken all the images offline.

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Armoured Operations of WWII at 1/2 off retail on ebaY: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...STRK:MESELX:IT

This is an awesome reference with many photos I haven't seen before and shockful of excellent artwork. Much of it in Orthographic views. Highly recommend.[sm=thumbup.gif]
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:43 AM
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I purchased a new Tank Book called TANKS and Armored Fighting Vechicles Visual Encyclopedia .I got to say this is an excellent quick reference visual guide book. The best thing I like about it is the fact that I can actually see the comparative differences of the same Tank but the various versions in sequential order from the first through the various mods and variations. For example a Sherman is not just a Sherman.There 10 variants. 5 of the Sherman without the oddities attached and 5 further variants for various tasks, clearing mines ect ect. My Mato Tank looks more like a M4A2 than a M4A1. Point is I can see these Tanks visual together on the same page and see teh differences. The King TIGER porsche Turret and the HENSCHEL Turret I can see the differences now. Same with teh Panzers, Panthers, Tigers ect. So this will help me clear the clutter of the differences between like Tanks. Highly recommend it the book. [8D]
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Old 01-08-2010, 10:39 AM
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I'm beyond new to the tank hobby, so while in my research I stumbled on a pretty detailed PDF. file for the M60 Battle Tank. I'll search for more PDF. files and post them along the way.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/24949435/M...e-Tank-1960-91

http://www.scribd.com/doc/24951302/O...Tank-1987-2006

Why this would be useful to anyone here is beyond me, but for the enthusiast who has interest in bridge construction and the assistance of tanks in the process may find this interesting.
http://www.cif.org/noms/2000/13_-_Mi...of_Bridges.pdf

Some of thesewill take a fewminutesto upload since I don't have to upload and host the pdf. it's 9.65MB direct HTML
These are museum snapshots.

http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Panzer_IV.pdf

http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Panthers.pdf

http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_Tigers.pdf

http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving_French_Tanks.pdf

http://the.shadock.free.fr/Surviving...rian_Tanks.pdf

Link to 1944 issue of Yank. The cover is an image of German TigerI tank from the 1.Ko. of s.Pz.Abt.504 which was captured by Allied forces in Tunisia.
http://www.lonesentry.com/yanktiger/index.html

I had no idea tanks of these size existed! Cute should never be associated to tanks, but to hell if these aren't!!! lol

http://www.massimocorner.com/afv/Sur...ight_Tanks.pdf

Guide To Tanks
http://www.irvania.com/downloads/TBOTIntro.pdf

Not so much about tanks in general, but more so the development of Germany's first anti-tank weapon.
http://www.smallarmsreview.com/pdf/may03.pdf


Military Transformation/ Not really a book solely about tanks. The title states what this book is about, and does lead into the development and use of tanks in the early war.
http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/jel/jfq_pubs/0630.pdf
World War II And The American Homefront
http://www.nps.gov/history/nhl/theme...0Homefront.pdf

And if your extremely novice like myself and can't figure outwhat the hell these guys are talking about in regards to parts,
Tank cutaway/diagram M4 Sherman Tank
http://mailer.fsu.edu/~akirk/tanks/U...M4-diagram.jpg


I hope I'm not copyright infringing for hosting and postingsome pdf. files!



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Old 03-06-2010, 08:20 PM
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German Wehrmacht Panzer Divisions 1939-45, Jorge Rosado & Chris Bishop, Spellmount, 2005,ISBN 1-86227-296-4

A good guide to the make-up and constituents of Panzer divisions during WW2 but a little lacking in detail as to armament, propulsion units, performance. Left hand side profiles of most vehicles used are shown, together with markings and camo variants.
I would have preferred more text with technical information.
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Old 03-18-2010, 11:54 AM
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Fantastic site to learn of all things WWII fromtools to tanks. Plenty of resource pictures for almost any rc tank modification.
http://anonymous-generaltopics.blogspot.com/search/label/Sherman%20Firefly
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Old 03-21-2010, 07:13 PM
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The war-history buff will have the time of his life with this. Open...open...open...and there is tank after tank, 36 in all, each one huge as the pages unfold to show the mighty monarch of the battlefield bigger than ever has been shown in a book before. Beginning with the potato-shaped British MkV and the block-like German Sturmpanzerwagen of World War I, gatefold after gatefold carries the viewer all the way to today's sleek Commando Stingray. Keyed references show the positioning of armaments and crew. Exact specifications preserve the standards to which each tank was built. The book is spiral-bound so the open pages can lie completely flat. This is one awesome book !!!!



Tanks featured:



Tank Mk V (Male), Sturmpanzerwagen A7V, Char B1 bis, PzKpfw III Ausf N, PzKpfw IV Ausf F2, Sturmgeschutz III, M3A3 Stuart, M3A3 General Lee, A27M Cromwell Mk VII, Churchill Mk IV (NA75), M4A4 Sherman, PzKpfw V Panther, PzKpfw VI Tiger, T-34/85, PzKpfw VI Tiger II, IS-3 Josef Stalin, Centurion Mk 5, FV4003 Centurion AVRE, M41 Walker Bulldog, M48A3 Patton, AMX-13, PT-76, T-55, T-62, Leopard 1A3, FV4205 Chieftain AVLB, FV4201 Chieftain Mk 5, Stridsvagen 103B, AMX-30, FV107 Scimitar, T-72, Merkava, FV4030 Challenger, M1A1 Abrams, Commando Stingray, Leclerc.


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Old 03-29-2010, 09:59 AM
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Thanks for posting JAG10. I wasn't aware of that book. Managed to find one on Amazon.com for $1.50.
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Old 03-29-2010, 11:31 AM
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Hey 88mm

You are most welcome... WOW you found it for $1.50 ? awesome for that price you can't go wrong....
Ifound my copy one day in Barnes &Noble, and if my memory is correct Ipaid $30 for it...
You got a awesome deal... Enjoy the book, Iknow Ido, comes in handing when Iam building tanks....


Salute !!!
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if you like the panzer III you will love this book. lots of walk around photos and some black and white. great for ref or detail.

book is by kagero, photosniper series 01

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Old 04-09-2010, 03:22 PM
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good book for all panzers. not in englash but good color and b/w photos with panzer color chips

its by jnusz ledwoch and published by wydawnictwo militaria

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The World Encyclopedia of Tanks and Armoured Fighting Vehicles by George Forty and Jack Livesey, Lorenz Books, 2010.

Not strictly a modellers volume but its over 600 pages are crammed with glossy photographs of tanks and AFV's (over 400 vehicles in total)from their early origins up to the present day. Good technical info is given on each typeas well as a brief history of the tank and its variants.

George Forty's books are always well-worth getting; he served for 32 years in the Royal Tank Regiment, and in 1981was appointed Curator of the Tank Museum here in Bovington, Dorset. He knows his stuff!
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:03 AM
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Another useful non-book reference is the Tamiya CD-ROM series. It has videos, photos, drawings, camo and markings, which are both interesting and helpful.

I have one for my Sherman and I have seen others for the Russian T-34 and German Tiger. Perhaps there are more in the series.
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Here's a site for FREE PDF books on a variety of armor. You can download 1 book per 30 mins., or sign up for unlimited downloads, at a cost of course. This link is just to one page of many to give you an idea of what's there, at the bottom of the page you can search or click newer/older posts to navigate.
[link]http://military-machine.blogspot.com/search/label/Armour?updated-max=2010-02-18T07%3A01%3A00-08%3A00&max-results=20[/link]

Enjoy,
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http://pdfmm.free.fr/ These old magazines are free for the downloading but the tanks are sparse ,but there are articals in these on tanks as you can see by the pictures. Iam a airplane guy but i like your guys patroling the ground and keeping the troops out of harms way. joe
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This is a great book on the M24 Chaffee

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Nice books for modelling our tanks
Thanks for sharing

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I stumbled upon this site some time ago and now when I need a photographic reference to any thing Tank this site is my first port of call, invaluable source. http://community.webshots.com/user/jtrowbridge5 shaun
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I like the Squadron Signal books as well particularly the one on the Pz IV as that's my latest project.

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Found a really amazing book on the bargin shelf at the used book store. "TIger I On the Western Front" by Jean Restayn. Each page is jammed full of pictures. More pictures than text. Great for some original and markings information. Paid $4.00 for it!
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