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Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 02:59 PM UTC
Desert Eagle Publishing announced a new book on Merkava Mk1 which could prove an invaluable companion to the recently announced Takom kits. Here's the press release from the company.
No. 20 - Merkava Mk.1 (and 1 Meshupar), Part 1

Part 1 contains the following:
Our traditional introduction chapter with the history of the Merkava Mk. 1 development with prototypes.
The Merkava family description.
In action photos taken by the author.
General views and walk around.
Special chapters for the weapons, Power Pack and engine compartment, Suspensions details, Refueling and maintenance.
The Interior and opened covers in turret and hull (full chapter in part 2), the man and the machine.. and more.
Drawings of various details. All photos are genuine and never published before.

Book is 84 pages of the Desert Eagle Publishing known high quality printing and photographs, for the benefit of the AFV modeler and the Tank enthusiast.

This book is a perfect reference for building the Tamiya Mk. 1, as well as the new Takom Merkava Mk. 1 and Merkava Mk. 1 Hybrid. Photographs in this book were selected from thousands of the comprehensive albums taken by the author during training and maneuvers. The rest of other imported and selected photographs were left for part 2 with additional beautiful in action photos, as well as full interior and opened service doors, full chapter of the Nochri on the Mk. 1 and more walk around and description of the differences between the Merkava Mk. 1 derivatives. Another special chapter will include the photography of Mk. 1 wrecks.

Part 1 is under censorship clearance procidure. It will take 3 weeks until book is available.

Happy modeling
Michael Mass and Adam O'Brien
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I just received my copy of this book, in preparation for the Takom Merkava 1 kit I have on order. I have several of the Desert Eagle publications on the Merkava series, but I must say that this one, BY FAR. has the best photographs of any of them! The photos seem much sharper than the other books, the color far richer, and the images seem to be generally larger than in the other books. Don't get me wrong, the other books have all been great, and ideal companions for the models kits of the vehicles they illustrate, but somehow, this book is truly an order of magnitude better. In addition to the pictures, the history of the Merkava tank is a nice addition to the beginning of this book. I am very grateful to Michael Mass who, along with other authors, keeps these books coming out. Truly, this is going to be a great book to help me make the most realistic Merkava I that I could hope to do; you won't be missing any details!
OCT 27, 2017 - 09:12 AM
A truly excellent book !! Grab a copy, you won't be disappointed !! Just another happy customer of desert eagle publications Cheers, Andy
OCT 28, 2017 - 08:59 AM
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