This issue is broken into three sections.
WESPE (pages 1-70)
This section has a detailed coverage of the 10.5cm SPH Wespe and has many wartime photos of the Wespe in action. The 10.5cm gun and mounting are well covered with interior photos as well as excellent detail drawings of the separate components, this will also be very useful as reference for the AFV Club 10.5cm leFH18 kit just released as this is the weapon used in the Wespe.
The wartime pics cover the vehicle in most theatres it was used and includes some good photos of the crew in action.
Other vehicles featured that used the 10.5cm howitzer include:
10.5cm K18 auf Panzer Selbstfahrlafette IVa
10.5cm leFH18/1 (Sf) auf Geschützwagen IVb
10.5cm leFH18/1 L/28 auf Waffenträger GW IVb
There are a number of wartime and production photos of these vehicles as well as some internal layout drawings which will come in handy if reseaching these vehicles.
T-72 Soviet Tank (pages 71-123)
This section has many in-action photos of the T-72 on exercise in Russian service. As well there are numerous detailed photos of the exterior and interior complimented with the usual excellent detail drawings, the 12.7mm NSVT machine gun mounted on the commander's cupola is also well detailed with photos and drawings.
Five pages of colour photos of the interior and engine finish off what is good general reference feature on the T-72.
Tank Development (pages 124-145)
This article is entirely in Japanese text with a number of photos and deals with tank armour and ammunition development in the ongoing battle to out do each other.
Available via mail order from Rainbow Ten in Japan.
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