by: Ian Sadler [ ]
The book under review is the new Title Sd. Kfz. 2 Leichtes Kettenkrad from Wings and Wheels publications, RAK, PO box 35, 17006, Prague, Czech Republic. Printed in English throughout.
The authors are Frantisek Koran and Jiri Starosta. The Isbn no is 80-86416-187-6 and the price varies country to country so check with your local bookseller. In its 48 pages it contains 202colour photographs and 4 B& W line drawing.
This Museum Special Line No 22 continues in a very long line of similar books on a specific vehicle and its accessories.
It shows the main differences between the very early style body and the later one with all the relevant parts highlighted in the text or by photographs.
Split into the usual layout of history and then specific detailed sections; it fully reveals all the complex workings of the Kettenkrad and trailer.
Each set of high quality photographs is accompanied by a small but comprehensive text.
Small but important details are picked out and explained more fully in the text such as the original wiring colours and modern replacements. It is this attention to detail that makes the researchers and model makers life so much easier.
You can buy the 1/9 scale model and with this book bring the model up to museum quality. Just sit back and be amazed at the level of detail you will be able to incorporate into your models. I can see plenty of models on display and all crediting Franti for the help and inspiration his book gave them.
Each book gives you the researcher or model make an in site into the art of restoration and just how complex and rewarding it can be, after all the hard work.
For museums lucky enough to have a Kettenkrad locked away for want of a full restoration, then this book is going to prove invaluable and it; as do all the others in the series set standards for other publishers to follow.
If you have bought any one of the previous specials then you know all ready the very high standard the Franti has set for his publications.
Franti has added one more book that in the past has been poorly covered, now it is all in one comprehensive volume. No long will you have to search through endless copies of out dated research, go out and order yours today you will not be disappointed. Very Highly recommended and for the American readers who like to see points out of 10. Then it has to be 10 out of 10.
Advance Review copy kindly supplied by Franti, many thanks.
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