The eighth in the series continues the same formula of good close-up photos plus wartime photos. Many of the photos are one to a page which allows the details to be clearly seen with the large photos. Each page has brief descriptions at the bottom of each picture.
Contents of issue
German 10.5cm leFH 18 Howitzer (part 2):
10 pages with in action photos of the 10.5cm, the large photo format allows many details to be clearly seen as well as the dress of the crews and gun emplacement layouts. The photos are of the initial leFH 18 and the later leFH 18/40, there is also one photo showing the crew unloading ammo form the Sd.Kfz.11 towing vehicle. The photos also show the different style wheels used on the leFH 18 from wooden spokes to steel type.
21 pages of wartime photos of Marine M4A2s and M4A3s in-action in the Pacific theatre, there are also photos of two of the 14 M4A1s used by the 1st Tank Battalion. Many of the photos offer excellent diorama potential as well as showing the storage and other details of the M4s including the wooden side 'armour' and steel mesh over the hatches on some vehicles plus the many elaborate markings carried by these vehicles.
LVTs at the
34 pages with again all in-action photos of each variant of Marine LVTs in the Pacific. There are also some training and promotional photos of LVTA1s, this is followed by 8 pages with close-up detail photos of a preserved LVTA4. Again the wartime photos offer excellent details of the different vehicles as well as some of the local modifications done and the diorama potential is endless.
heavyweight in action:
The final section is 10 pages of in-action (or out of action) shots of Ferdinands at Kursk, the out of action shots being the destroyed vehicles left behind. Most of these photos are four to a page but do offer good views of the cam schemes used. This is followed by another 12 pages with close-up photos of a museum Ferdinand with all exterior photos.
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