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Camouflage and Markings of Axis Armor in the Balkans Campaigns 1940-1941

Camouflage and Markings of Axis Armor in the Balkans Campaigns 1940-1941 Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review July 2019 Title Camouflage and Markings of Axis Armor in the Balkans Campaigns 1940-1941
Author Jeffrey Plowman Publisher Model Centrum Progres
Published 2019 ISBN 9788360672310
Format 72 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $44.95

Review

Seeking colorful ideas for an armor theme build? How about an IPMS contest category?

Grab Camouflage & Markings of Axis Armor in the Balkans Campaigns 1940-1941 – available in North America from Casemate.

With over 140 B&W photos and 25 color profiles with insets, the slim study samples German, Italian, and Hungarian armor colors in early WWII Balkans fighting. And it does so in just 72 lavishly illustrated pages – plus covers.

Contents chronologically course through major actions and regional developments:

  • War in Albania
  • Bulgaria Joins the Axis
  • Attack on Yugoslavia
  • Invasion of Greece
  • Fighting in Crete

Author Jeffrey Plowman largely surveys his topic through the prism of units involved. Captions note locations and key markings details. And all color plates except cover art are to 1:35 scale.

Want to determine, for instance, relative sizes of a German PzKpfw IV and Italian M13/40 tanks? Pages 70 and 71 graphically underscore the difference.

This handy handbook perfectly compliments publisher Model Centrum Progres’ earlier “Armor Color Gallery” on Commonwealth and Greek Armor in the Balkans.

My sincere thanks to Casemate Publishing for this review sample!

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