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By Peter H. Spectre

ISBN-10: 0937822442

ISBN-13: 9780937822449

I consider a prior reviewer, in that the various drawings had to be wiped clean up - much. a few real pictures could have enormously more suitable the booklet to boot! the canopy picture is simply a teaser, and eventually turns into a dismal instance of ways great this e-book might have been. additionally, i discovered this compilation, usually notice for observe, duplicated a number of the designs and outlines already coated within the "30/40/50 wood Boats" sequence. The reports have been in accordance with formerly written descriptions (see above), the reviewer's personal interpretation of the drawings, or on rumour - no longer at the reviewer's genuine adventure with the boats. time and again the specialists simply describe a ship from the drawings with none interpretation in any respect. now not too outstanding, considering the fact that even i will see if a ship is ketch rigged, has three berths, a starboard galley, etc.

That being stated, the booklet does have a hundred boats to dream approximately, together with paddle, sail and gear boat designs of all diverse sizes. such a lot are particularly traditional, older, wood boats - yet a few of them usually are not, and are beautiful attention-grabbing and inspiration frightening. whilst the specialist reviewers enterprise their very own evaluations, the analyzing turns into extra enjoyable, and it's great to get a special slant than the single promoted by way of the fashion designer or plans broker.

If you do not brain the shortcoming of pictures, and are not already accustomed to the opposite boat layout books positioned out by means of wood Boat journal, then it is a great publication to have.

If you are looking for in-depth details, genuine visible thought and originality, then shop your cash.

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As soon as the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) learnt of the Soviet arms deal, they approached the French for a means to up-gun the M-1 in a similar manner as the Sherman Firefly of World War II fame. By 1955, a prototype vehicle was produced by the Atelier de Bourges arsenal. It mounted the French CN 75-50 75mm gun, as fitted to the AMX-13, in a heavily modified Sherman turret on an M4A4 chassis. A modification programme began during early 1956 in Israel: it was to be the birth of a fledgling Israeli tank industry.

After protracted negotiations, the first shipment of Centurions arrived in Israel in late 1959. THE WATER WAR 38 The Centurion was the first modern Main Battle Tank (MBT) to enter service with the IAC. At 50 tons, it was much heavier and more complex than previous tanks. From the outset, problems were encountered with the tank, particularly when operating in the training areas of the Negev Desert. The abrasive dust caused air filters to clog, leading to engines overheating and on occasions catching fire while brake failures were commonplace.

These encounters showed the need for improved gunnery procedures and the new commander of the Israeli Armored Corps, Brigadier Israel Tal, rigorously imposed these. Thereafter, the Syrians tried to divert the headwaters of the Jordan River in order to deprive Israel of a large proportion of its fresh water supplies. qxd:Centurion vs T-55 31/7/09 14:06 Page 40 In what became known as the Water War, tanks were employed to destroy Syrian engineering equipment engaged in the diversion project. In time, the 105mm armed Shots proved capable of hitting targets as small as a bulldozer, at ranges out to 11km.

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