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Old 03-27-2007, 02:04 PM
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Default Tank Reference Books

A compilation of good reference books for all things Tanks - Paint, Tactics, Personalities, Production etc. all in one thread, I have seen people mention good source books in various threads and having them compiled in one would be useful I think.
Lets keep this on topic and no hijacking, a brief thought on a book you recommend would be great.
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Russian Tanks of World War II by Joseph Page

Covers a broad range of tanks with most attention to the T-34 and then the KV-1. It covers manufacturing and design details and some historical use. It contains plenty of pictures and line drawings. Overall a nice $20 reference book to soviet armour.

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Panzer Aces: German Tank Commanders in World War II by Franz Kurowski

Its nice to sometimes model a tank after a specific historical tank, such as Wittmann's Tiger I or Early's Pershing. The people covered are Franz Bake, Hermman Bix, Rudolf von Ribbentrop, Hans Bolter, Michael Wittman and Albert Ernst. If your looking for technical drawings, maps or lots of pictures then this isn't your book. It is a great book to read stories from real tankers though and get first hand stories of what life was like on the front lines.

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ORIGINAL: ArmChairGeneral

Russian Tanks of World War II by Joseph Page

Covers a broad range of tanks with most attention to the T-34 and then the KV-1. It covers manufacturing and design details and some historical use. It contains plenty of pictures and line drawings. Overall a nice $20 reference book to soviet armour.

I've got this one and I agree its very good.
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Old 03-27-2007, 03:52 PM
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This is a must for US armor.
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Old 03-27-2007, 05:22 PM
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Default RE: Tank Reference Books

I recommend both "Tigers in combat" Vol I and II for those of you who have Tiger I and II's.

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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Old 03-27-2007, 08:38 PM
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Default RE: Tank Reference Books

Here is my collection of Panther books:

* PANTHER in Action - Squadron
* PANTHER Ausf. A/G - Kagero
* Panther Variants in Color - Waldemar Trojca
* Panther Medium Tank 1942-1945 - Osprey
* How to Model World War II German Armor - FineScale Modeler

To me, it's always nice to model a tank after a specific tank in history.
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Old 03-28-2007, 12:50 AM
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Forgot one more Panther book in my possession, "Modelling the Panther Tank" by Steve van Beveren:
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Old 03-28-2007, 03:40 AM
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Pershing: a History of the medium tank T20 series - by R.P.Hunnicut
A reference for anyone looking for details about the Pershing


Tiger Colors - Wydawnictwo Militaria nr. 136
Contains 143 color profiles for both Tiger I and II, great inspiration when choosing a camouflage for your tiger
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BEST GENERAL MODELING BOOK I HAVE IS F.A.Q. (FREQ. ASKED QUESTIONS) BY MIG JIMENEZ GREAT BOOK ON TIPS FOR WEATHERING, PAINTING, ETC.
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ORIGINAL: namdoc69

BEST GENERAL MODELING BOOK I HAVE IS F.A.Q. (FREQ. ASKED QUESTIONS) BY MIG JIMENEZ GREAT BOOK ON TIPS FOR WEATHERING, PAINTING, ETC.
I have the same book. It's nice and thick with tons of color photos showing the various weathering techniques.
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Old 03-28-2007, 10:45 PM
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OSPREY MODELLING MANUALS - PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III

A nice book to have for those thinking about working on the HL PzIII. You can never have too many books on tanks.
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another classic.
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Yep, great book with tons of color photos. Didn't know I have it in my pile. I really need to get a bookcase.
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:46 PM
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Soviet T-34/85 Medium Tank from Osprey Publishing:
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Modeling TANKS and MILITARY VEHICLES by Sheperd Paine:
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Three new books in my collection:

~ Tigers in Combat Vol. 1



Pictures and details of the units are incredible for the price - just $19 including shipping from Amazon.

~ The 7th Panzer Division: An Illustrated History of Rommel's "Ghost Division" 1938-1945 (Hardcover)



Unless your a fan of Rommel or need to access the sparse information on this division its probably not worth the $29. Its a collection of pictures from private collections from the surviving members of the 7th along with snippets of info in german with a shorter english translation. I'd like to hear from a german speaking reader if the english is as short changed as it seems.

~ South Albertas: A Canadian Regiment at War



The life and times of this Canadian armoured regiment, great narratives of the people and actions, some pictures and colored plates. $37 from Amazon was the best price I could find and with the great information and stories it was well worth it for me but if your looking for something with more pictures or details along the lines of Tigers in Combat you may want to pass.
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:58 AM
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Here's one that I done see in here.
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I used the Osprey book for my Tiger 1, it could do with more colour pics though.

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Made this thread a sticky.
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Thanks for making this thread sticky !

[link=http://www.myallbooks.com/index.php?name=News&topic=2&startnum=1]Free Download of Books ![/link] - a lot of the mentioned are there for free !

[link=http://www.myallbooks.com/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=984]Download Germany,s Tiger tanks VK45.02 to Tiger II Thomas L Jentz & Hilary L. Doyle[/link] - very good book about the Tiger II the King Tiger [sm=thumbup.gif][sm=thumbup.gif]

This is a fantastic book for all who are interested in the Tiger I and Tiger II of the "LSSAH - Leibstandarte"


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These two are MUST-HAVES for Tiger I fans

[link=http://www.amazon.com/Tiger-Western-Front-Jean-Restayn/dp/2913903134/ref=sr_1_1/105-3911534-2806061?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1182286715&sr=8-1]Tiger I on the Western Front[/link]
[link=http://www.amazon.com/TIGER-Eastern-Front-Jean-Restayn/dp/2908182815/ref=pd_bxgy_b_img_b/105-3911534-2806061?ie=UTF8&qid=1182286715&sr=8-1]Tiger I on the Eastern Front[/link]

Any of the books from the [link=http://www.amazon.com/Panzerkampfwagen-Medium-Tank-1936-44-Vanguard/dp/1855328453/ref=si3_rdr_bb_product/105-3911534-2806061]New Vanguard[/link] line of books are top-notch.

This is the most useful Tiger book I own. If someone told me "You can only have one book on Tiger tanks and we're burning the rest" This is the one I would keep. It simply rules all.
http://www.perthmilitarymodelling.co...mmir_tiger.htm
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Iron Hulls Iron Hearts: Mussolini's Elite Armoured Divisions in North Africa
[link=http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1861268394/105-7578439-7832455]Under $20 @ Amazon[/link]



A good read about an obscure topic, if you ever wondered why a country like Italy would enter a war unprepared this provides some answers, particularly from the armoured prospective. It also discusses some battles, commentary on Italian soldier performance, tank design, production handicaps etc. Its not rich in photos but does have some B&W's.
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I have tried to download the "free"books but all files are rar and password protected. Anybody know passwords or how to download them for free?
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its listed when you try to download its something like "megamag" or "megamag.com"
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