Friday, February 16, 2007 - 07:03 PM UTC
MMP Books have announced the publication of Magyar Steel -the story of Hungarian armour operations during World War II. Covering, for the first time in English a little known area of non German Axis armour, this book will be of interest to military history buffs, Axis modellers and other modellers looking for a bit of a challenge.
Magyar Steel is published by Mushroom Model Publications. More known for their aircraft publications Magyar Steel is the second book in their Green series which covers AFVs and other military vehicles. (The first in the series Codename Swallow covered Shermans at Alamein)
The book covers the formation of the Hungarian 1st Field Armoured Division, the operational history of Hungarian Armoured units in WW 2 and the history of the Hungarian Armour industry and vehicles in WW 2.

The book is illustrated with wartime photographs, colour photographs of surviving Hungarian AFVs of the period, colour plates, showing camouflage and markings, and line drawings.

Written by Csaba Becze and illustrated by Mariusz Filipiuk, Magyar Steel, No 4101 is 84 pages long (24 in colour) in A4 format on high quality glossy paper with a soft cover. The ISBN number is 978-8389450296
Available from MMP Books through their online shop, price Ł15

Mushroom Model Website (LINK)
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Very nice! I have some projects that I wouldn't mind depicting as some of the smaller nations' vehicles.
FEB 16, 2007 - 09:34 PM
Interesting book...If it has details and plans on the Toldi, Turan tanks and Zyrini assault gun, I will happily buy a copy. Unfortunately, no information on whether these vehicles are covered appears on the available link. If anybody has any further information, please pass it along. Thanks, Steven C. Johnson
FEB 16, 2007 - 11:04 PM
I like the topic, but... It looks like they have serious problems with internationalization, on the scanned pages the special Hungarian letters are lost or converted to what look like some special Polish letters. Examples: Károly => Kžroly Nimród => Nimr-d Csernavölgyi => Csernavšlgyi
FEB 17, 2007 - 12:29 AM
Hi, In the book you can find scale plans of: Straussler V-4 prototype Csaba 39m & 40M vehicles Nimrod anti-aircraft gun Tas tank Toldi I and other versions Turan II Zrinyj II howitzer. Also mentioned Hungarian chracter are printed OK. On the MMp website are published PDF files,and characters are only displayed in the wrong way. In the book all is OK. Regards Robert Peczkowski MMP Editor
FEB 17, 2007 - 03:27 AM
That's nice, thanks for your answer!
FEB 17, 2007 - 04:21 AM
Roger Wallsgrove of MMP had replied to an email query I sent before Roberts reply saying; Thanks Roger and Robert for the info.
FEB 18, 2007 - 04:24 AM
Very interesting subject. I think, I will add that one to my book collection - after next pay day I remember having seen models of some of the tanks in resin or plastic, but I am not sure and cannot remember the company. However, this one came up on google, although I do not recall the box to look that way... Toldi II
FEB 18, 2007 - 05:47 PM
Thanks for the information... Looks like something I'll have to add to the shopping list for AMPS in April. Maybe now that there is a least one reference book in English on Hungarian armor maybe some major manufacturer will come out with a series of Hungarian armor, instead of another rendition of chassis no. xxxxxxx of the initial Tiger or a make-believe paper panzer that never existed except on some designers drawing table.
FEB 19, 2007 - 05:22 AM
This is a list posted on Missing-lynx by Dave Barrett of Hungarian Armour Kits in 1/35. It was posted in 2003 so I have no idea how current the list is ADV/Azimut: 35080) - 38N Toldi Light Tank *{same as the Mini Art Studio kit} 35088?) - 40M Nimrod AA-Tank *{once listed, not sure if ever released; Mini Art Studio kit} Balaton Modell: B.3501) - 38M Toldi I Light Tank Black Box: ????) - 38M Toldi Light Tank Botund Models: BMJ3501) - 39M Csaba Armored Car BMJ3502) - 43M Zrinyi II Assault Howitzer BMJ3503) - 41M Turan II Medium Tank Commander Series Models: 1-004) - 39M Csaba Armored Car 1-051) - 43M Zrinyi II Assault Howitzer 1-052) - 40M Turan I Medium Tank 1-053) - 41M Turan II Medium Tank Fairey Resin: ????) - 38M Toldi I Light Tank Does anybody have anything to add?
FEB 19, 2007 - 05:45 AM

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