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Allied - Axis Volume 22

Allied - Axis Volume 22 Book Review

By Ray Mehlberger

Date of Review October 2008 Title Allied - Axis Volume 22
Publisher Ampersand Publishing Published 2009
Format softbound MSRP (USD) $15.95

Review

The Allied-Axis series of books on military vehicles etc. are always a picture album with many very clear photos of both Allied and Axis vehicles and equipment used during WWII. These photos are usually a full page in size and some of them have never been seen in print before. Text is not overbearing in them, and usually is just the captions under the pictures. Color shots are usually of vehicles and equipment that has been restored, in private hands or in museums and are of the walk-around type.

This series of books are all in Ampersand’s usual 11” x 8 ½” soft-cover format (similar to the layout of Squadron in Action books). This new book is 96 pages in length. The books normally have an ISBN number. However, this book and the one previous to it (issue 21) do not.

The book came in a form-fitting clear cello bag, that is re-closable with a sticky flap. Nice move Ampersand. Ampersand is based in Delray Beach, Florida USA. They also publish a very good armor modeling magazine titled Military Miniatures in Review.

This new issue covers:

  • The 7.5cm PaK 40/2 auf Fahrgestall PzKpw II (Sf) (SdKfz 131) Marder II
  • The U.S. M15/M15A half track multiple gun motor carriage
  • The Scheinwerfer 37 150cm German searchlight
  • The U.S. 57mm anti-tank gun M-1
  • The British Universal Carrier (Bren gun carrier)
  • The U.S. M-10 ammunition trailer
  • U.S. armor and infantry rations of WWII

I believe this is the most subjects ever covered in one of the books in this series.

This is one great reference book for these vehicles and equipment. Some of these items are available as kits. Highly recommended to both military enthusiasts and modelers alike.

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