book Ground Power Magazine #75 - 8/2000
Published by Delta Publishing Co.Ltd. Japan

This issue is made up of only two large sections.

The first 95 pages are devoted to Soviet Heavy Tanks (1) of WWII.
Starting with a brief mention of the prototype SMK and T100 tanks, the next 6 pages have some very nice close-up photos of the T-35 Heavy Tank.

The next 87 pages are devoted to the KV-1 and KV-2 Tanks. Diagrams show the various styles of road wheels used throughout the KV-1's life, plus some nice interior shots great for modellers
Separate sections have photo coverage of the KV-1 Model 1939, Model 1940 and Model 1941-42 with many of the pictures showing disabled KV-1's (some very disabled, when Russian tanks blow up, they really blow up!). A number show the tremendous amount of damage these tanks could take and still keep fighting. The KV-2 photos are nearly all of disabled tanks, obviously most of these photos come from German achieves
In all a great collection of photos.

The final section of 56 pages is a photo essay with text (in Japanese) of the 48 Pz.Korps during the first 60 days of Operation Barbarossa. Featuring mainly Panzer III's and many support vehicles plus infantry photos make up a nice coverage, it's a pity I can't read Japanese?
Included are 1/35th plans of the T-34 (1940) and the Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.E

Another excellent issue of the excellent magazine for armour enthusiasts.

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