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Israeli Shermans, second edition

By Tom Gannon
RELATED TOPICS: BOOK | ARMOR
FSMNP1217_52
Comments: Hardcover, 406 pages, more than 730 black-and-white and color photos

ISBN:
978-1-84768-023-5

Price:
$80

Publisher:
Barbarossa Books


From the publisher:
A comprehensive study of the Sherman tank in the Israel Defense Forces, from a general description of the basic M4 series to the first Sherman in Israeli service in 1948. Hundreds of black-and-white archival photographs trace the evolution of Israel’s Shermans from the cobbled-together veterans of World War II to some of the most lethal Sherman variants ever conceived. All Israeli Sherman variants are covered.

In addition to gun tanks, there are specialized vehicles, such as ARVs, dozers, and mine-clearing vehicles. Israeli government sources plus other information and images contributed by IDF veterans give an up-close-and-personal appeal to the narrative. Shermans serving in the War of Independence, the 1956 Sinai Campaign, Six-Day War, and Yom Kippur War show, along with a few never-before-published photographs of the unique APC developed for the South Lebanon Army.

Model builders will appreciate the detailed close-up color images of M-50s, M-51s, M-1s, and other variants taken at various Israeli sites and in vehicle collections in the U.S. and elsewhere.


FSM says: Sherman and Isherman modelers will enjoy all the close-ups of (to others, perhaps) minor details, from track faces to turret top, as well as a logical chronology that helps place proper details according to year.


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