Modelling the M3/M5 Stuart Light Tank

Modelling the M3/M5 Stuart Light Tank

Paperback Osprey Modelling Manuals

By (author) Steven J. Zaloga, Edited by Robert Oehler

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 80 pages
  • Dimensions: 182mm x 246mm x 6mm | 280g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2003
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1841767638
  • ISBN 13: 9781841767635
  • Illustrations note: 110 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 586,451

Product description

The M3 and M5 family of light tanks were the culmination of American tank development of the 1930s. However, by the time of the outbreak of World War II, they were approaching obsolescence. First entering combat in the autumn of 1941 in the Western Desert with the British Army, the Stuart quickly showed that it was inadequate in tank fighting. They proved more suitable in the Pacific theater than in Europe, and fought successfully in many of the major battles. This title shows three different ways of building these popular tanks, covering construction, painting and weathering, as well as illustrating the vehicles in diorama settings.

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Author information

Steven J. Zaloga was born in 1952, received his BA in history from Union College, and his MA from Columbia University. He has published numerous books and articles dealing with modern military technology, especially armoured vehicle development His main area of interest is military affairs in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the Second World War, and he has also written extensively on American armoured forces.

Review quote

"Lots of excellent information, techniques, tips, construction methods, and of course, as we all expect from Osprey, top notch photography throughout the entire publication...A perfect addition to your home library." -Mark R. Smith, "Armorama "(December 2004) "In his latest book Steven Zaloga shows how to accurately model the Tamiya kit, along with offering from Academy and AFV Club." -Rodger Cole, "Armorama "(January 2004)

Table of contents

Introduction - Materials - Modelling the subject - Intermediate build - Advanced build - Master build - 'Special feature' - Further reading, media and websites - Museums and collections - Kits available - Index