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Tankograd Gazette 

No. 14

 

 

 

Tankograd Publishing

 

 


Tankograd Gazette #14  available from Squadron.com

 

S u m m a r y

Media: Soft cover; A4 Format; glossy paper; colour and B&W photos, tech drawings, organisation charts. 42 pages + covers
Price: Gazette No 14 - USD$10.96 from Squadron.com
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Gazette packed solid with information (ads on inside covers of Gazette only, no "fillers"); focuses on WWII and Post-War Soviet and Eastern Bloc vehicles.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

Tankograd Publishing specialise in titles mainly relating to Soviet and Eastern Bloc WWII and post-war vehicles. 

The Tankograd Gazette is a regular quarterly publication. The magazine comprises 42 pages plus soft cardboard covers in an A4 centre-stapled format. It is printed on high quality glossy paper and includes plenty of colour pictures.  Each issue is an excellent reference source in its own right.  There is always a good mix of photos of vehicles in service and in museums, as well as relevant technical drawings. The text is all in English.

This slim magazine is packed with detail and inspiration from often unexpected quarters, and issue number 14 is no exception. Contents this quarter include:

  • T-55 Kangaroo - an Israeli troop-carrier adaptation of the T-55 Tank. This is a great feature article with 22 colour photographs.

  • Light SU Regiment Organisation - Autumn 1944. This comprises a two-page organisation diagram.

  • ZSU-37 Air Defence Vehicle

  • T-37 and T-38 Light Amphibious Tanks. Another big Feature Article with over 20 photos plus scale drawings of four variants.

  • T-64A Model 1979/1980 Main Battle Tank. Colour photos, text and a handy T-64 Identification Guide.

  • B-29 "Povozke" Artillery Trailer.

  • The Original T-34 - a light tank prototype that has no relationship with it more famous namesake!

  • T-26 in Spain, including some interesting colour schemes.

  • PRMG-5 Instrument Landing System, based on a vehicle that looks like a swollen Kombi van!

  • One photo and a description of a KV-2 turret mounted on an armoured train.

  • Twelve photos from the Darlovo military vehicle meeting in Poland.

Tankograd Gazette #14 will be relevant to modellers and historians with an interest in Soviet vehicles of all eras.

Recommended.

Thanks to Squadron for the review sample


Review Copyright 2001 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 02 January, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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