M29 Weasel Tracked Cargo Carrier & Variants

David Doyle

Conceived as part of a Top Secret project to disrupt Nazi Germany's atomic bomb program, the hastily developed Studebaker Weasel went on to one of, if not THE most successful of the wartime all-terrain vehicles.
Date Published :
May 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
240 color & black and white photographs
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526743565
Pages : 168
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
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$22.95

Overview
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Conceived as part of a Top Secret project to disrupt Nazi Germany's atomic bomb program, the hastily developed Studebaker Weasel went on to one of, if not THE most successful of the wartime all-terrain vehicles. Designed with light weight to facilitate both air-dropping and efficient, high-speed operation in the snow, the vehicles were soon found to have excellent performance in the mud.

Always amphibious, the later models were equipped with flotation tanks on each end and dual rudders in the rear for even more efficient operation in the water. Weasels were used on numerous fronts during WWII, were once again deployed in Korea, by the French in Vietnam, and numerous outposts during the Cold War. These pages provide an overview of the development, and a detailed look at the deployment and the machines themselves, of these iconic, all-terrain vehicles.

About The Author
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An avid military vehicle enthusiast whose collection includes 10 Vietnam-era vehicles, it not surprising that most of his 100+ published books focus on US military vehicles. In June 2015, he was presented the coveted Bart Vanderveen Award by the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, given in recognition of "…the individual who has contributed the most to the historic preservation of military vehicles worldwide."

REVIEWS
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"David Doyle is a well-known author for plastic modelers thanks to his prolific releases of many subjects for various publishers. The reason is that the books are heavy on photo content with a nicely written potted history. This one is no exception with only over photos in one hundred sixty eight pages."

- Model Kits Review

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