|Mushroom Model Publications|
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|Notes:||Sv 01, ISBN 978-83-66549-57-9|
The SU-76 (Samokhodnaya Ustanovka 76) was a Soviet light self-propelled gun used during and after World War II. The SU-76 was based on a lengthened version of the T-70 light tank chassis and armed with the 76 mm divisional gun M1942 (ZiS-3). Its quite simple construction and multipurpose combat role made it the second most produced Soviet armoured fighting vehicle of World War II, after the T-34 medium tank. The type was operated by many Soviet friendly countries after the war and some of those were modified for other purposes.
Apparently the aircraft series of Single has been doing quite well so Mushroom Models Publications decided to start doing a series on military vehicles. This is the first one. The first thing one notices is that it is more of a walkaround sort of book than the airplane editions. There is no historical introduction and just a single page of 1/35 drawings. There is also only a single page with a color profile.
Thanks to the fairly large number of extant vehicles in museums, there are no lack of close-up images covering all areas of the vehicle. This is further enhanced by some illustrations from the technical manuals as well as a goodly number of WWII photos of the vehicle, mostly from the last six months of the war.
It is a nice start to a new series in the MMP family of books. It is one that provides a nice selection of period photos and close-up images that I think most readers will find useful. Well worth picking up.
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