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M3 Lee/Grant In Action

by: Dave O'Meara [ GRUMPYOLDMAN ]

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Colour front and rear covers, colour centre fold, and photographs from cover to cover. What could be better?

One of the things I have always liked about the "In Action Series", is the amount of photographs included, so giving the modeller a ready source of photo references in a small compact book.


Each photograph is captioned, explaining the photograph, and are all very clear indeed. Scattered throughout the book are a few photographs of interiors, always a useful additions for modellers.

The introductory text covers the development of the M3 Lee/Grant tank, in Squadrons' usual short concise manner, briefly covering the M2, and M2A1 with a sprinkling of M2 photos.

The usual one page of text covers the M3, then goes into the M3 in British service again with the usual one page of text. Photographs of M3's fill the pages between each section.

The M3A1 is covered next, followed by the M3A3, then the M3A4, M3A5. Next comes a section on some different variants, the M31, M3 CDL, and on to another section entitled "Other Variants", these being the T-16, M33, and some mine clearing equipment, used or developed for use.

Bringing up the rear section of the book is that all important part, covering "Combat Operations" including both the US and British forces with the usual several pages of photographs.

Scattered throughout are the usual assorted line drawings, and detail drawings pointing out the different changes made along the line to each variant.

in conclusion

I enjoyed reading this! No it hasn't made me an expert on the M3 Lee/Grant, but it has increased my knowledge, and understanding of it, and enjoyably so. It will surely help anyone attempting to build a somewhat decent model from the really ancient Tamiya kit.

I'd like to thank Squadron, and Armorama for the review sample.
Number 33 in the Squadron Armor In Action Series, this book follows the standard format we have all become accustomed to from this publisher.
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  Scale: 1:1
  Mfg. ID: ISBN 0-89747-346-9
  Suggested Retail: $11.95 US
  Related Link: Squadron
  PUBLISHED: Sep 15, 2005
  NATIONALITY: United States

About Dave O'Meara (Grumpyoldman)

I'm rewriting this in a much more humoristic way, to help over inflate my ego, and place my self on a pedestal, because I don't have a life, and plastic models are the only thing I live for. I plead guilty as charged to excessive babble, light hearted humor, and continued encouragement to youngsters...

Copyright 2021 text by Dave O'Meara [ GRUMPYOLDMAN ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of ModelGeek. All rights reserved.


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