M8/M20 Walk Around
Diamond T Walk Around
Squadron Signal Publications have four new books, all available now online from Squadron and book / model retailers worldwide:
SS27031 Diamond T 4-ton Truck Walk Around
SS67031 Diamond T 4-ton Truck Walk Around (Hardcover)
As it became increasingly apparent that the United States could not avoid getting involved in World War II, the US Army stepped up its efforts at modernization and industrial mobilization. Toward this end, the Quartermaster Corps ordered a series of 4-ton 6x6 trucks from Chicago-based Diamond T Motor Car Company. The chassis of the artillery prime mover was adapted for use a dump truck, a long-wheelbase truck to transport bridging equipment, and what would become the US Army's standard medium wrecker during WWII. The design of the Diamond T was so successful that it is widely recognized as the forerunner of the Army’s post-WWII M-series trucks, which were utilized for 50 years. For this book, the finest preserved examples of the classic Diamond T were sought out and extensively photographed, resulting in a volume packed with color photographs augmented by five period black-and-white photos. Illustrated with 232 photographs; 80 pages.
SS27030 M8/M20 ARMORED CAR (Paperback)
SS67030 M8/M20 ARMORED CAR (Hardback)
SS34003 USS Texas Squadron At Sea (Paperback)
SS74003 USS Texas Squadron At Sea (Hardcover)
The USS Texas proudly saw combat in both World Wars I and II, and since 1948 has been preserved in her namesake state as memorial to American servicemen. Armed with 10 14-inch guns and displacing 32,000 tons, the battleship is still a formidable sight as she enters into her second century. This expansive volume tells the tale of the Texas and her crew. Loaded with black-and-white and color photos not only showcase the construction, numerous voyages, modifications, combat action, and ultimate preservation of the ship, but also show the vessel as a home, office, and workshop for the men who served as her crew. These historic images are augmented with five line drawings illustrating her key configurations, as well as nine color profiles depicting her aircraft, as well as the many camouflage schemes she wore. Illustrated with over 350 photographs; 152 pages.
SS34005 USS LEXINGTON SQUADRON AT SEA (Paperback)
SS74005 USS LEXINGTON SQUADRON AT SEA (Hardback)
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