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  1. Definitely the best book I've seen on Czech AFVs of that era. The English version has drawings as well--both apparently from the factories and from HL Doyle--but they are regular pages that aren't removable. Also, a couple hundred pages of Kursk left, and then I'll move this to the front of the line.
  2. Is this what you're talking about? Not 100% legible but I think it's the closest I have. Taken at the Memorial Day event at Ft. Knox on 26 May 2007. Link to original: click
  3. That's exactly right Jeeps. Here's a comparison between this vehicle and an M74 (since I don't have a direct comparison handy of an HVSS tank). Lord_James, the M4A1 was the cast-hull variant, so it wouldn't have the sharp edges on the upper hull.
  4. Good eye. In order to not stray from this topic, I've posted some pics and a video here.
  5. Some shots and footage of the Americans in Wartime Museum's EFV automotive test rig:
  6. Going a bit old school in Virginia over the weekend:
  7. Neat cargo-holder fabrication or whatever they've done on the deck. If I had to guess, though, I'd go with M4A2 since the rear armor looks to dip down further that an M4's and it looks like it has the water and oil filler caps associated with an M4A2. Jeeps?
  8. Agree on M4(105), at least; it looks to have the grouser compartment air scoop between the lifting hook and taillight on the rear deck.
  9. Jeeps, I know it's a heckuva way from CA, but the Armor and Cavalry Collection is doing open houses at Benning monthly for the next few months, and you might like some of what they have to see.
  10. I've had Lawrence's comically large tome on Kursk for four years or so and have just started reading it, having been previously intimidated a bit by its sheer size and scope. I mean, it has the word "Prokhorovka" on the spine...horizontally. And it weighs 12 pounds. So far, Lawrence is definitely thorough, and there are first-person accounts to balance out the archival research. I can't really form an opinion of his analysis of the battle yet since I'm only on page 359, where the actual battle begins. I'll keep everyone posted.
  11. The four jettisonable 55 gal fuel drums mounted on the rear deck increased the tank's range to about...135 miles.
  12. Thanks. If you speak to Mr. DiNardo again, please tell him he owes me twelve bucks. PayPal is acceptable. ;)
  13. Just got through Guderian: Panzer Pioneer or Myth Maker? by Russell A. Hart. I was looking forward to reading it; the introduction says the book "seeks the real Heinz Guderian, not the man of legend." I was expecting a short but interesting insight into how Guderian inflated his accomplishments, much like Bond and Mearsheimer had done with Liddell Hart (and which Gat later attempted to redress). No less than Richard DiNardo proffered a decently glowing review of the book that concluded with, "This monograph is certainly not the definitive biography of Guderian, and I do not think the author ha
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