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Renault R35 & R40 Through A German Lens

Renault R35 & R40 Through A German Lens Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review January 2022 Title Renault R35 & R40 Through A German Lens
Author Alan Ranger Publisher Mushroom Model Publications
Published 2021 ISBN 9788365958990
Format 80 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $25.00


Alan Ranger surveys another Blitzkrieg-era French light tank in the 26th installment of MMP’s “Camera ON” range.

Subtitled “Through A German Lens”, Renault R35 & R40 includes dozens of rare snapshots of:

  • French R35s
  • Captured German R35s
  • French R40s

Detail enthusiasts will love it.

How can you discern a late-production R35 by its rear track-tension wheel? And how can you distinguish a captured German turret from an original French one? Ranger shows how.

Virtually every shot – and every caption – conveys authoritative design, detail, context, technical, and background commentary.

Notes further decode vehicle camouflage patterns, turret markings, and serial numbers. And photos literally depict dozens of combat settings.

So diorama fans will love it, too!

But that hull number on page 66 sure looks like 50386 – not 50385.


With thanks to Casemate for the review copy.