U.S. Army Vehicle Markings 1944

Jean Bouchery, Phillippe Charbonnier

The ultimate guide to the markings used on U.S. Army tanks, lorries and Jeeps in 1944, invaluable to historians, modelers and collectors.
Publication date:
May 2019
Publisher :
Casemate Publishers
Language:
English
Illustration :
300 photographs, over 200 illustrations, maps
Format Available     Quantity Price
Hardback
ISBN : 9781612007373

Dimensions : 254 X 203 mm
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£29.99

Overview
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• Unique guide pairing contemporary photographs with detailed diagrams showing where markings were applied, and how they appeared
• A valuable guide for modelers, collectors, those restoring historic vehicles, or researchers using WWII photographs
• As well as markings the book also covers the different types of camouflage used by the U.S. Army

Everyone is familiar with the iconic WWII Jeep, its green paintwork annotated with white letters, numbers and symbols. Unintelligible to the casual observer, these markings were integral to the organization of the U.S. Army on the move in 1944.

This uniquely detailed guide covers all the markings used on American tanks and tracked vehicles, lorries and jeeps to denote their unit and classification, plus tactical markings and the debarkation codes used in the Normandy landings. Hundreds of contemporary photographs are paired with precise color diagrams to show exactly how markings appeared on vehicles, including the exact measurements of markings, and explaining all the different variations in use. A final chapter covers the variations of camouflage used on vehicles.

The perfect reference book for modelers, collectors, and restorers of historic vehicles, and a fascinating guide to anyone wanting to use WWII photographs to aid their research.

REVIEWS

… if accuracy is your goal then this book should meet all of your needs.
Armorama

This book packs a vast amount of information which is well presented and illustrated with on every page with photos and colour drawings. Highly recommended
Scale Military Modelling International Magazine

… this should be a must for any modellers reference bookshelf, and I am confident you won't be disappointed.
Military Model Scene