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New book AFVs IN IRISH SERVICE SINCE 1922
exer
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Posted: Saturday, January 15, 2011 - 05:26 AM UTC
Interesting New book coming from MMP Books

AFVs IN IRISH SERVICE SINCE 1922
From the National Army to the Irish Defence Forces
Author(s): Ralph A. Riccio
Illustrator: Rodolfo Ciuffoletti
ISBN: 978-83-61421-19-1
Date: 15th February 2011
Series: Green
Catalogue Number No. 4108
Category Forthcoming
Format A4 - Pages - 228 (180 in colour)
Price: 24.99 GBP
The story of the tanks and other armoured vehicles used by the armed forces of the Republic of Ireland (Eire), from independence to the present day. Although the Irish have never used large numbers of armoured vehicles, they have employed a wide and eclectic variety of tanks and armoured cars, from British WW1 vehicles through to the Swedish armoured cars currently in service. This book describes the acquisition and operational use of all such AFVs by the Irish, and includes scale plans of all major types plus details of colour schemes and markings.


http://www.mmpbooks.com/mmp/books.php?book_id=140

I have a few of their other books which are very good and I'll probably pick this up.
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Posted: Monday, January 17, 2011 - 10:14 PM UTC
Sounds good. I got a UK arms magazine about two years ago just because it had a 4-page photo spread on the Pirhanas in Chad.

But what are the Swedish armoured cars in use here?
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Posted: Monday, January 17, 2011 - 10:38 PM UTC

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But what are the Swedish armoured cars in use here?



I dunno. May be a mistake by the blub writer?
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Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 12:55 AM UTC
Thanks Pat.

Swedish, Swiss, what's the difference? Once it's got lots of photos....
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Posted: Sunday, January 23, 2011 - 03:22 AM UTC
Hi Pat,

Sounds great!

Thanks for the heads up. I've got a Stryker kit that I've been threatening to convert into a MOWAG for months now!

Eoin
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Posted: Saturday, May 07, 2011 - 01:10 AM UTC

Hi folks,

I just got a copy of 'AFVs in Irish Service Since 1922' and I have to say it's excellent.

It is just crammed full of info, specs and a shedload of photo's. The photo's are top notch- interiors, exteriors vehicles on display, in use, from multitude of angles. Everything you need from a research perspective at your fingertips. There's even a photo of a Churchill tank being exhumed from it's grave in the Glen of Imaal.

The format seems squashed, but in fairness I'd prefer all the detail and extra pics and a squashed layout rather that a nice, clean layout with half the detail.

Another plus- the appendices! Roy Kinsella did an appendix on colours for modellers, there's an appendix on unit markings etc., preserved vehicles. There's even an appedix on number plates.

I paid 30euros for it. The price of a decent kit. Considering that an Osprey series book would set you back 18euro (and are generally underwhelming), that 30euro in my opinion is well worth the cash. Steal your kiddies piggy bank or something! It's worth every cent.

Eoin