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Barbarossa Israeli Half-Tracks
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Posted: Friday, December 25, 2009 - 04:13 PM UTC
Andy Renshaw takes a look at volumes 1 and 2 of Israeli Half-Tracks by Tom Gannon, published by Barbarossa Books.

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Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 10:04 AM UTC
hi,
Are these volumes available from a US bookstore?
thanks,
Jake
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Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 07:01 PM UTC

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hi,
Are these volumes available from a US bookstore?
thanks,
Jake


Try Boomers books who have a buy 2 deal on these
Cheers
Al
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 04:06 AM UTC
I'd be happy to shell out the bucks for Volume 2 IF I knew it had what I need. Namely, I'm looking to build three of the 120mm Mortar versions as used in '67. I notice in image 12 there are two shots, but unfortunately not much more detailed than what I have already. Can you tell me if there are enough interior shots of the 120mm Mortar version to do a reasonable scratchbuild?
To me, the cost of the book would be worth it for those shots alone.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 04:23 AM UTC

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...I'm looking to build three of the 120mm Mortar versions as used in '67. I notice in image 12 there are two shots, but unfortunately not much more detailed than what I have already. Can you tell me if there are enough interior shots of the 120mm Mortar version to do a reasonable scratchbuild?
To me, the cost of the book would be worth it for those shots alone.



Hey Robert,
your in luck...the 120mm version, or "Mark D" is covered from page 294-319. First 4 pages are B/W "in action" shots from 65'-73. Then there is 21 pages of full color walk arounds, with lots of interior including engine, mortar, mortar rounds, ammo bins, rifle racks, lockers, etc. Flipping thorugh it i would personaly feel good about starting a scratchbuilding project, and that there is enough detailed shots of the fighting compartment that it would look darn close.
Its one of the most covered subjects in the book...many of the other variants get the same treatment including the fitter, Bambino, AA gun, etc.
Im sure you wont be disapointed.
Andy
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 05:21 AM UTC
Thanks. that's exactly what I needed to know.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 11:51 AM UTC

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Try Boomers books who have a buy 2 deal on these



What is the trick to finding these? A search by author or title or obvious search terms does not turn them up.

Thanks.

-Doug
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 02:52 PM UTC
hi,
Thanks Al.
Must be out of stock. I got Gannon's name to come up by last name first, but only his Sherman book came up.
thanks again,
Jake
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Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 03:13 PM UTC
I can't wait to get my hands on them, they are on order at the local hobby shop.
Yes! Tom does first classs work.
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Posted: Friday, February 12, 2010 - 01:51 AM UTC
I definitely agree with Andy's review. These books are a must have if you are at all interested in IDF halftracks.

Just an FYI, although Andy indeed mentions Mr. Gannon's coverage of the IDF armored cars, scout cars and "sandwich" armored trucks, I want to add that their coverage in Volume is the best I've seen in any book. Other books may be out there, but I haven't seen them.
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Posted: Friday, July 02, 2010 - 05:21 AM UTC
For those of you who what to order from a US store, I just ordered them from Articles of War out of NM. Can not wait to get them. They quoted two week delivery time
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Posted: Friday, July 02, 2010 - 05:27 AM UTC
What a great book! Tom does good work......

Robert, Have you seen the Blue Steel bookon the half track? Theres some GREAT shots of the 120mm mortar carrier, but they're all the re-engined later ones.

Chris