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  • ABT607

    T-54/5 TO IDF TIRAN 4/5 THE BIRTH OF A BASTARD TANK

    19,00

    English. 88 pages. Soft cover.

    Ma’or Levy.

     

    In the Six Day War, some 860 enemy tanks were captured by the IDF, including some 280 T-54/5 tanks. Within a few years, 146 of them were introduced into service as Tiran 4/5. This book tells their story, a story of the only army that introduced a great number of enemy tanks into prolonged service. The Tiran tank did not really suit the IDF’s needs. It was in many ways a bastard tank. However, the IDF creatively tried to take advantage of all that it had to offer. It was used like no other tank—as a low-grade “bonus” reserve tank unit for wartime, as a mine-clearing tank, as a unique tool for special operations, and as an artillery cannon designated for destroying SA-3 anti-air missile batteries. After many alterations, the tanks were eventually incorporated in a Tiran 4/5 brigade, as part of a special tactical task force designed to conduct an armored maneuver in the Egyptian flank.

    Abteilung 502 and Desert Eagle Publishing bring us the second volume of the Captured Vehicles in IDF Service Series. A new series for those who build models, love tanks and like history. The series focuses on the widespread and unique use the IDF made of tanks and armored vehicles captured in Israel’s wars with its Arab neighbors. The series is based on academic research, official IDF documentation, and interviews conducted with soldiers and officers who used these vehicles in real time. An amazing book that will surprise you.

  • ABT608

    1982 – INVASION OF LEBANON (SAMER KASSIS)

    39,95

    English. 300 pages. Soft cover.

    “On 6 June 1982, Israel launched operation “Peace for Galilee”, a large-scale invasion of Lebanon aiming at protecting northern Israel from PLO missiles, artillery and infiltration. Called “al-Ijtiyah, The Invasion” in Lebanon, the operation destroyed PLO infrastructure and altered the conflict map by removing “players” and adding others, complicating the Lebanese Civil War scene.”

    This book beautifully narrates the use of tanks and armoured vehicles in some of the most critical chapters of the conflict in Lebanon. Dedicated primarily to modellers and lovers of military history, this book documents the use of various tanks in combat, ranging from the IDF armoured forces to the T-54/55 and some rare versions of the T-34.

    The author, Samer Kassis, a seasoned military historian of the Middle East, invites us on a fascinating journey into the recent history of Lebanon, publishing never-seen-before photographs of that moment in time.

  • ABT715 the secret of leviatan ABT715

    The secrets of Leviatan: Sculpting & Painting techniques

    24,95

    This book under the Abteilung502 label is an art book, especially designed by Michael Kontraros for all fans of his work, and in general for those modellers who appreciate fantasy figures. This artistic book, with a very unique layout that shows us the steps of the creation of Leviathan, a work with which Michael Kontraros won several awards, ranging from his concept to his painting. The book is a limited edition of 2000 copies worldwide.

    Learn the secrets of one of the contemporary master modellers with an absolutely recognizable style. Do not expect a regular modelling book, but a book to enjoy reading and learning.

     

    *English language, 128 pages.