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Here we present the Photosniper series from Kagero . Here you can find the current selections available from this publisher from Lublin in Poland, each book has dual English/Polish text. These are now available in Australia . Please browse for further details.........
Photosniper 1 of the new series is on the Panzer III Ausf J/L/M. This is a new edition of the original which has been revised and expanded. The title has 80 glossy pages , 28 being colour, with 38 black and white photos and 74 colour photos. There are 16 pages of scale plans mostly in 1:48th scale.
Photosniper 2 of the new series is on the Hetzer. This is a new edition of the original which has been revised and expanded. The title has 88 glossy pages , 25 being colour, with 123 black and white photos and 58 colour photos. There are 16 pages of scale plans mostly in 1:48th scale
Photosniper 3 of the new series is on the M5A1 Stuart
This is a new edition of the original which has been revised and expanded.
The title has 70 glossy pages , 20 being colour, with 99 black and white
photos and 39 colour photos. There are 21 scale plans mostly in 1:35th
Photosniper 4 is on the Jagdpanzer IV L/48. This is a new edition of the original which has been revised and expanded. The title has 56 glossy pages , 33 being colour, with 22 black and white photos and 70 colour photos. There are 14 pages of scale plans.
Photosniper 5 in this series is on the Curtiss P-40D/E
Kittyhawk Mk I/IA . The title has 64 glossy pages , 40 being colour,
with 20 black and white
photos and 81 colour photos. There are 10 pages of scale plans mostly in 1:48th scale. There are also a set of masking foils and a large sheet of decals in 1:72, 1:48 and 1:32 scale.
Photosniper 6 in this series is on the BMW R 75 . The title has 56 glossy pages , 36 being colour, with 30 black and white photos and 14 colour photos. There are 44 computer rendered images.
Photosniper 7 - Chieftain Main Battle Tank. Development
And Active Service From Prototype To Mk.11 - Robert Griffin
72 Archive photos, 137 color photos, 20 painting schemes
Photosniper No. 9 Challenger 1 Main Battle Tank
From the publisher: The Challenger 1 Main Battle Tank was Great Britain’s second purpose-designed Main Battle Tank and served as the spear point of the Royal Armoured Corps for nearly 20 years. The Challenger 1 proved to be an excellent combat vehicle in Operation Granby after a controversial early career in the British Army, and it continues to serve the Jordanian army to the present day. Robert Griffin tells the story of the Challenger 1’s development and service, in this first volume of a two part study for the Kagero Photosniper series.
Photosniper No. 10 AMX-30. Char de Bataille 1966–2006
From the publisher: The AMX-30 was France’s principal battle tank for over 30 years and continues to serve the French Army in later forms even to this day. In this first work of a two volume study examining the history of the AMX-30 battle tank, M.P. Robinson describes the development and introduction to service of this long serving weapon system. Photographic coverage in Volume 1 is focused on the AMX-30B gun tank, its service life and the supporting vehicles that served alongside it in the Arme Blindée Cavalerie in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Over 150 colour and black and white photographs tell the story of this tank in its environment, as well as in detail, for the historian and modeller alike.
The new format of the book A4, about 80 pages, 110 archive photos, 4 color profiles, mate coated paper, soft cover binding
Photosniper No. 11 Challenger 1 Main Battle Tank.
Vol. II Robert Griffin
In Challenger 1 Volume 2 Robert Griffin outlines the service career of the Challenger 1 Main Battle Tank and Challenger Repair and Recovery Vehicle. This exciting Photosniper title includes numerous period photographs in colour and in black and white, ten colour plates and vehicle plans for the Challenger 1 Mk.3 as deployed into combat during Operation Granby. The photos selected for this book include original images from the vehicle’s trials, its service in BAOR, in Bosnia and in Operation Granby. The Challenger 1 and CRARRV are documented in many unpublished photos and detailed walk around photos include examples taken of the Challengers employed in Operation Granby in 1991 and of the CRARRV in its most recent guise. The highs and lows of the Challenger 1’s career in the British Army are described in detail. This work is an excellent reference for the modeller, AFV enthusiast and former crewman, and follows Challenger 1 Volume 1, also available from Kagero Publishing’s Photosniper series. 80 pages, 185 archive photos, 10 color profiles, 3 reference drawings.
Photosniper No. 12 AMX-30. Char de Bataille 1966–2006
vol. II M.P. Robinson
The second volume of Kagero's AMX-30: Char de Bataille covers the later part of the long career of the AMX-30 in French Army service. The text and photographic coverage is focused on the improvement of the AMX-30B, which resulted in the adoption of the AMX-30B2 in 1982 and its long subsequent service. The final variants, including the AMX-30B2 Brennus and the FORAD opposing forces vehicles, are also included. A third volume is in preparation dealing with the AMX-30's many derivatives. 88 pages, 200 archive photos, 8 color profiles,
Photosniper No. 13 Sturmgeschutz IV
The assault artillery (Sturmartillerie) was an important element of the German arsenal during World War II. Originally designed as an infantry support, it evolved into an independent branch the III Reich army. In this manner, in the second half of the last global conflict, particularly long-barreled Sturmgesch?tz variants become individual and very effective weapon not only for infantry support but also anti-tank combat.
Although produced only in the number of over one thousand Sturmgeschutz IV was in fact a vehicle developed besides the mainstream production, its implementing on the front line has placed a question of the advisability of further assembly previously used, classic German medium tanks, Panzerkampfwagen IV. Ultimately, this is was not abandoned but nevertheless new, repeatedly modified assault gun variant significantly supplemented Panzerwaffe potential.
The main purpose of the publication is to present the history of Sturmgeschutz IV, its combat features and combat use including enumeration of its use in specific German Army frontline units. It is supplemented by an extensive collection of photos of the vehicle preserved in the collections of the Armoured Weapon Museum of the Army Training Centre in Poznan, excavated from the river Rgilewka in Poland. They allow not only a good look at this particular late-war exemplar, but also to trace the process of its restoration. In addition, there are also three-dimensional visualizations of the described assault gun and its color schemes reconstructed on the basis of archival materials. 80 pages, archive photos, color profiles.
Photosniper No. 14 3D Panzerjäger 38 (t)
Hetzer & G13
Mariusz Motyka • Hubert Michalski • Mike Koenig • Stefan Draminski
The new format of the book - A4book with 3D visualizations 80 pages, archive photos, color profiles
Photosniper No. 15 Tiger II Ausf.B
Lukasz Gladysiak Mike Koenig Jacek Szafranski
From the publisher:" Weighing nearly 70 tons Panzerkampfwagen VI Ausf. B, today better known as Königstiger (King or Royal Tiger) was the biggest mass-produced tracked combat vehicle, sent to the front-line units of the Third Reich army. This legendary vehicle, armed with long-barreled 88 mm main gun which armor reached a thickness of 180 mm from mid-1944 stirred up fear in the ranks of the armed forces of the anti-Hitler coalition, although being, as it was repeatedly proved in fact not indestructible.
This publication aims to present the history of the the King Tiger and his tactical and technical qualities, no doubt giving an advantage over the other, used in the mid-forties combat vehicles. To fully be able to show them, there were also examples of specific combat use episodes both on the Eastern Front and the West described. The whole is enriched by archival photographs and sketches of different versions of the tank, equipped with both turret variants - the Porsche and Henschel supported by a dozen reconstructed on the basis of archival materials color schemes, useful especially for modelers. Another supplement is a collection of images of Königstiger tanks exhibited in three European museums: Munster Panzer Museum in Germany, RAC Tank Museum Bovington (United Kingdom) and December 44 Museum of La Gleize (Belgium)."
Photosniper No. 16 AMX-30 Family
From the publisher:" The AMX-30 was used as the basis for a range of armoured vehicles that have seen extensive service in the French army and elsewhere. In this Photosniper, which completes the study of the AMX-30 series by M.P. Robinson, the stories of France’s specialized artillery and engineer variants are explained. The AMX-30D recovery vehicle, the GCT and Au-F1 series of self-propelled guns, the AMX-30R Roland and AMX-30SA Shahine antiaircraft missile launchers, the AMX-30 Bitube DCA antiaircraft tank, the AMX-30H Bridgelayer and the EBG armoured engineers vehicle are all covered in text and photographs. France’s comprehensive rebuilding programs that resulted in the development of the Au-F1TA, of the improved EBG versions and of sophisticated mine clearing versions of the AMX-30B2 in the decades since the end of the Cold War are also described. This work is an excellent reference for the modeler with over 180 photos; these include examples chosen from GIAT’s archives, photos of vehicles in everyday service, vehicles seen on the parade ground and in the desert wastes of Iraq. 96 pages, 14 painting schemes,
Photosniper No. 17 3D Panzerjäger 38 (t)
Hetzer & G13 vol. II
Mariusz Motyka • Hubert Michalski• Mike Koenig • Stefan Draminski
Photosniper No. 18 Sturmpanzer IV Brummbär
Samir Karmieh, Krzysztof Mucha, Kukasz Gladysiak
From the publisher:"Germans had been produced many specialistic armoured vehicles. Storm tanks are among them. They were used as infantry support heavy vehicles. They destroyed buildings, fortifications, barricades etc.STURMPANZER IV BRUMMBAR built on PANZER IV chassis was one of them. It was armed with 150 mm StuH storm howitzer. From 1943 till 1945 BRUMMBAR took part in fights on all fronts. The publication is illustrated with unique 3D renderings by Samir Karmieha that show a lot of detail not only the external details of the vehicle, but also its inside. The book was also enriched with excellent modeling plans Krzysztofa Muchy that satisfy even the most demanding readers.
Photosniper No. 19 Char LeClerc
M.P. Robinson, Thiery Guillemain
From the publisher:" The Leclerc is the only battle tank serving in operational combat units in the French Army. Designed as a Cold War era tank killer that could take on numerically superior enemies, the Leclerc has served the armies of France and the United Arab Emirates for over twenty years. Since 1989 when the first Leclerc prototype appeared, it has been counted amongst the world’s most complex and deadly AFVs. Despite its fame, relatively little has appeared on the Leclerc in English, and much of the information about the Leclerc on the web is incorrect. Even in French, it has been ten years since the Leclerc was studied in a published work. Char Leclerc by MP Robinson and Thierry Guillemain is a survey of the Leclerc’s development and service in the French Army right up to the present day. It explains the differences between the eleven Leclerc production batches produced for the French Army, the different Leclerc derived vehicles, and the changes that have transformed the French armoured force since the Leclerc first entered service. This latest addition to the Kagero Photosniper seriesis illustrated with over 220 unpublished photographs and ten colour plates, making it an ideal reference for historians and modellers alike. 96 pages, 313 photos."
Photosniper No. 20 Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. H and Ausf. J. Vol. I
From the publisher:" This publication’s aim is to bring together current knowledge on Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H and Ausf. J tanks. During his research, the author has used literature in Polish, German and English. In order to provide the reader with selected episodes from the frontline service of these vehicles, the author also referred to memoirs and other archive sources. Dozens of photographs complete the book, including many taken during active service of both variants of the tank or shortly after its completion, come from Kagero Publishing House Archive based in Lublin, Bundesarchiv-Militärarchiv in Freiburg and private collections. There are also many unpublished photographs of Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. J tanks used by troops of the 10th SS Panzer Division Frundsberg, found in April 2011 in Kluczewo near Stargard, currently undergoing a major renovation under the supervision of specialists from the Museum of Polish Arms (Muzeum Oręża Polskiego) in Kołobrzeg. These are supplemented by three-dimensional digital illustrations of complete vehicles and their details • 112 pages • 97 b/w nad 39 colour photographs • 57 Renders • Gloss coated paper • Format (sizes): A4 (210x297 mm) • Soft cover binding
Photosniper No. 21 Ka-50 & Ka-52. Werewolf, Black Shark, Erdogan, Alligator and the others
From the publisher:" Kamov design bureau was established in late 1940s after successful demonstration of single engine ultra-light Ka-8 type and its improved derivate Ka-10, which was maiden flown on 30th of August 1949. Both were rather experimental types used for exploring of options how to utilize the helicopter and the latter one was adopted by the Soviet naval aviation into the regular service. Due to small dimensions and small footprint given by coaxial rotors Ka-10s were for the first time deployed on Soviet Navy vessels and gave to both Experimental design bureau OKB Kamov and Soviet Navy valuable expertise with maritime helicopter operation. In total four helicopters were test flown by the naval aviators with following order for ten serial ships. However, due to uncovered cockpit both types were really limited in its operational use and it just gave the background for further helicopter design for Kamov. • 96 pages • 202 colour photographs • Gloss coated paper • Format (sizes): A4 (210x297 mm) • Soft cover binding"
Photosniper No. 22 Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. H and Ausf. J. Vol. II
From the publisher:" The Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H and Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. J tanks were produced in the largest numbers in the range known as Sonderkraftfahrzeug 161 in German terminology – 7,000 vehicles. This means that a significant quantity of these vehicles were delivered to units - from late Spring 1943 in case of the Ausf. H and from Summer 1944 as far as the Ausf. J is concerned – and fought on every front where Adolf Hitler’s state was involved militarily. Besides, as will be described in this chapter, other Axis forces were also users of both types of these tanks • 112 pages • 58 b/w nad 74 colour photographs • 60 Renders • Gloss coated paper • Format (sizes): A4 (210x297 mm) • Soft cover binding"
Photosniper No. 23 British Infantry Tanks In World War II
From the publisher:" Before the start of the Second World War, British armoured doctrine was in a terrible muddle. Opinion had been divided between the proponents of the tank who saw it as the weapon of break-in, using it as an infantry support weapon, and those who saw it as the weapon of break-out, using it to restore mobility and to destroy the enemy’s forces behind the frontline. In many ways it was a division between those who saw the tank solely through the prism of the experience of the First World War, and those who saw it a decisive weapon for the future. Britain was also conscious of the continuing requirements for imperial policing, in which small tanks and armoured cars had already proved their worth. As a consequence, it was decided that Britain needed three different classes of tanks: Light tanks for the policing role that could also be used for reconnaissance duties in a general war; fast and lightly armoured Cruiser tanks for break-out and exploitation, and heavily armoured but slow Infantry tanks for the break-in. • 96 pages • about250 archive photographs • 12 color profiles (12 views) • Gloss coated paper • Format (sizes): A4 (210x297 mm) • Soft cover binding"
Older Series Still available:
This second title from the In Miniature series covers the Panzer IV This B4 format title has 43 glossy pages with 9 black and white photos and 84 colour photos. The decals included, in both 1:72 and 1:35 scales, match to vehicles colour schemes depicted in the book.
Photosniper 15 is on the StuG III G.
Included is a Techmod decal sheet and colour side views of vehicles.
The title has 64 glossy pages , 54 being colour, with 6 black and white photos
and 164 colour photos.
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