|Publisher||Mushroom Model Publications|
|Price||$25.00 from www.casematepublishing.com|
|Reviewer:||Scott Van Aken|
80 pages, paperback
The next offering in MMP Books' Camera On series is this one on the Opel Blitz. Opel, owned by General Motors, was one of the few automobile companies that managed to survive the Depression and as a result, became the largest car manufacturer in Europe during the 1930s. One area they were not initially dominant was in the truck market. However, as the need grew, Open produced a variety of trucks of various weight capabilities from 1 ton to 3 ton trucks.
With the return of the German Army under the Nazi regime, there became a need for trucks for a variety of purposes. The smaller trucks did not turn out to be exactly what was needed, so those bought did not served in the front line that much, at least, not for general cargo and troop movement. It was the larger trucks that proved to be highly reliable and as such, were even built by other companies, including Mercedes.
Typical of all of the other books in the series, this is a photo book pure and simple. The book starts with a brief history of the truck line. It is then divided into the various weight classes that served. This includes a number of civilian trucks that were requisitioned and put into military use. The variety of photos is superb and you see these vehicles in a variety of situations and weather. Each of the large, well-chosen images has a caption that adds a lot of information not only on the vehicle illustrated but the variant in general. It is a great book for modelers and enthusiasts alike. A book that is one you will enjoy.
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