MMP Books' Camera On #5 SdKfz 10
Author: Alan Ranger
Publisher Mushroom Model Publications
Price $25.00 from 
Reviewer: Scott Van Aken
Notes: 80 pages, paperback
ISBN 978-83-65281-74-6

MMP Books has done a series of photo essays in the 'Camera On' series. The subjects are mostly German equipment, though there have been others. Many of the images in this book have come from personal collections so are not something most will have seen before. They have been chosen either for their clarity or because of some specific interest.

The SdkFz 10 was a light half track that had a capacity of about three tons, though that was pushing it. It was mainly designed to haul light artillery, such as the 37mm anti-tank gun, or other similar loads. Frequently it was called upon to pull things beyond its rated capacity. Of all the German half-tracks, this was the most widely built and probably the most reliable. They were seen everywhere.

The book opens with a history of the type. Unlike some other half tracks, there were not a wide number of variations constructed. Not to say there were not changes as production and experience went along. Just not any major enough to require a different designation. I should point out that this book does not cover the SPG versions. That is in another volume.

What makes this book such a gem are the wide array of large and well done period photographs. As mentioned, many of these images came from private collections so we do not see the professionally posed photos that are the work of PK photographers. This adds a lot of interest to the images. As with other books in this series, it is a very worthwhile addition to any enthusiasts library and one I can recommend without hesitation.

July 2018

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