Medium Tank M3 Lee/ M3 Grant
...TopDrawings 92 from Kagero, via Casemate
Title: Medium Tank M3 Lee/M3 Grant
Author: Slawomir Zajaczkowski
New in the TopDrawings series of soft-cover books by Kagero as it reaches number 92 with this one, presenting scale drawings and colour profiles of the M3 Lee and Grant tanks. The significant difference between the two types are the turrets, with the Grant having space for a radio in the back of the turret, and which was used by British and Commonwealth forces.
There are 28 pages in this one, plus one additional loose fold out sheet. The scale drawings are presented in both 1/48 and 1/35 scales, though sadly not in 1/72 this time. Different variants are all included, with M3A1, M3A2, M3A4 and M3A5. The differences we see have cast, welded and riveted hulls, show early and late production versions, different engines and armament so a wide representation of the tank. Added to the drawings are 5 pages of excellent colour profiles, filling the 4 centre pages and the back cover. Notes on the profiles as well as the scale plans are all presented in both English and Polish languages.
Another good addition to the series, and available via the UK distributor, Casemate Books who kindly provided our example.