The ultimate guide to the markings used on U.S. Army tanks, lorries and Jeeps in 1944, invaluable to historians, modellers and collectors.
Everyone is familiar with the iconic WWII Jeep, its green paintwork annotated with white letters, numbers and symbols. Unintelligible to the casual observer, these markings were integral to the organisation of the U.S. Army on the move in 1944.
This uniquely detailed guide covers all the markings used on American tanks and tracked vehicles, lorries and jeeps to denote their unit and classification, plus tactical markings and the debarkation codes used in the Normandy landings. Hundreds of contemporary photographs are paired with precise colour diagrams to show exactly how markings appeared on vehicles, including the exact measurements of markings, and explaining all the different variations in use. A final chapter covers the variations of camouflage used on vehicles.
The perfect reference book for modellers, collectors, and restorers of historic vehicles, and a fascinating guide to anyone wanting to use WWII photographs to aid their research.
300 photographs, over 200 illustrations, maps
About the Authors
Jean Bouchery, born before the war in Normandy, is a renowned specialist of the Allied Armies of WW2. He has authored several best-selling books such as The British Solider 1939-45, The Canadian Soldier 1939-45, and Allies in Batledress.
Philippe Charbonnier, born in 1962, is a journalist and editor of the French 'Militaria Magazine, ' and specialises in the United States forces of World War Two.
... if accuracy is your goal then this book should meet all of your needs. * Armorama 06/06/2019 *
It's not often a book crosses the AMW review desk that should be in the library of every modeller building World War Two US Army vehicles, but this is one such volume. * Airfix Model World 05/07/2019 *
This book packs a vast amount of information which is well presented and illustrated with on every page with photos and colour drawings. Highly recommended * Scale Military Modelling International Magazine 31/05/2019 *
... this should be a must for any modellers reference bookshelf, and I am confident you won't be disappointed. * Military Model Scene 21/06/2019 *