My book-buying "problem"

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Chris C, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Not much wrong with the old Profile series. (There are hardback compilations of them out there if memory serves.).
    'Battle Tanks' is/are worth having, but they're compilations of Ospreys, so if you've several on the covered subject & aren't just looking for handiness, maybe have a look before buying.

    Shouldn't really be in the 'buying' thread as it just arrived for review, but this is the main book chat now. Up my street so far:
  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    'Red Machines' looks an interesting series.
    Hopefully further evidence of 'specialist' armour books diversifying from the same old same old panzer stuff.

    And I now wish to know what the Philippine Scout Car mystery might be.
    Back to Google I go...
  3. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Right - what I just got is a hardcover compilation of AFV Profiles, of British vehicles from the 1920s and 30s! It has a lot of coverage but is noticeably lacking in anything about the A9, A10, or A13.

    I can see now that the "slow motion suspension" was actually pretty good in that prior to it a lot of tank suspensions were not very good at providing the smooth ride desired for firing on the move.
  4. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    Good indeed. One of the authors is James Kinnear who wrote this book:

    Their T-60 book was also worth it too.

    And decent reviews here:

    They're more technical and development books than operational histories but the operational side isn't completely left out.
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  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    You say that like it's a bad thing...
    Oh dear. And they look like the sort of thing that's only going to get more expensive eventually. Hmmm.
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  6. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    And that is an astute observation. It's how I rationalized my purchase. ;)
  7. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I'd never buy any book that spells 'Armour' without the 'U'.
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  8. Juha

    Juha Junior Member

    I liked Jones' book very much.
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