Toadman's Tank Picture CDs
M551 Sheridan
Walkaround CD

Review by Terry Ashley

Chris “Toadman” Hughes's web site ( has some excellent walk around photo series on various vehicles which is well worth a look for anyone wanted detailed vehicle photos and he has also released some photo CDs which contain additional images from those on the site of which we will look at here.

This latest CD on the M551 Sheridan and just the thing for the recently released Academy kit and contains 162 large format .jpg images (1500 x 1000 pixels) of a Museum M551 that covers virtually every aspect of the vehicle with excellent close up shots of the exterior of the hull, suspension and turret with additional interior images of the hull and turret for a comprehensive coverage.

The photos are broken down into the different categories on the CD menus to easily find the images you want and for easy viewing with each photo having a brief description so you know what you are looking at.

Also included on the CD is a brief history of the vehicle and a listing of additional printed reference books for added reference.

The sample images here are reduced in size considerably from those on the CD to give and indication of the details included in the images.


Technical Stuff:
The CDs have an auto run feature when used on a Windows based PC but MAC users will need to manually run the Title.htm file to get things going and the images are presented on a web based interface in your browser so the feel is just like looking at a regular web page with menus to navigate through the pages and images, all quite easy really. You can also use any other image thumbnail program to view the images if this is preferable and of course they can be printed for easier reference as desired.

Excellent photo collection of the featured vehicle with large clear images to show the details well with an easy interface to browse the images and will be very useful reference sources.

Highly recommended

See Toadman’s web page for details of additional Photo CDs available as well as the on site walkarounds.
Thanks to Chris “Toadman” Hughes for the review CD.

Page created 7 July 2005

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