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Tankograd- HEMTT Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck - Part 1

ISBN Number:
Publication ID No. 3036
Published:
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Publisher:
Tankograd Publishing
Retail Price:
$24.00 USD
Reviewed By:
Mike Petty

HEMTT Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck - Part 1

HEMTT 11.jpg 

Introduction:

The HEMTT family of vehicles is a series of heavy off-road-capable 8x8 trucks in the 10-ton class. Introduced into service in 1982, these vehicles have formed the backbone as transport and logistic assets of combat and combat support units of brigade combat teams and divisions of the US Army until today.  HEMTT parts 1 and 2 provide a much-enhanced coverage from the Tankograd American Special #3003.

The text is written in German and English.  I found the English text well written, easy to read and understand.  The color picture image quality and selection is very good and greatly enhance the descriptions in the text.

 About This Book:

Softcover

Pages:  64 pages

Format:  Tankograd standard

Illustrated with 136 color photographs and 6 1/72 scale graphics and one five perspective 1/35 scale technical drawing.

Summary:

The first few pages of HEMTT – Part 1 provide a summary of the development and variants of the HEMTT family.  This part features 1/72 scale profile line drawings of several HEMTT variants and a 1/35 scale five perspective line drawing of an M977 HEMTT.  It provides pictorial coverage of the following HEMTT variants:

·         M977

·         M977A4

·         M977 EPP (Electric Power Plant)

·         M985

·         M985E1GMT (Guided Missile Transporter)

·         M1120 and M1120A4LHS (Load Handling System)

The following are some representative pictures from this book.

 HEMTT 13.jpg

HEMTT 14.jpg

HEMTT 17.jpg

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Conclusion:

Pros:  The English text is well written, easy to read and understand.  The color picture image quality and selection is very good and greatly enhance the descriptions in the text.  These provide the modeler with some great detail and weathering pictures.  In addition, this volume features six 1/72 scale profile line drawings of several HEMTT variants and a 1/35 scale five perspective line drawing of an M977 HEMTT.  These are great representation for the modeler.

Cons:  None

Highly Recommended 

Thanks goes out to Tankograd Publishing for this review kit.

Reviewed by Mike Petty, AMPS 1st VP

AMPS Central Virginia

 

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