TopDrawings 98, M4 Sherman
...M4, M4A1, M4A4 Firefly, from Kagero via Casemate UK
Title: M4 Sherman, TopDrawings 98
Author: Stanislaw Mokwa
We get to number 98 in the TopDrawings series from Kagero, this one featuring the M4, M4A1 and M4A4 Firefly. A 20-page softcover book plus an additional, larger fold-out sheet tucked between the pages.
This follows the usual format for the series, starting with a page of background text, presented in both English and Polish. The centre 4 pages hold some excellent colour profile artwork, 8 different tanks being illustrated, plus 2 more on the back cover as well. The rest of the book consists of some very good looking scale plans that tackle the welded hull of the M4, the cast hull of the M4A1 and the Firefly version of the M4A4. The plans are presented in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/35 scales, plus a couple of pages holding the more unusual 1/24 scale and a separate, fold out sheet that is tucked into the book, with 1/16 plans as well. The only slight oddity I could see was in sheet 11, labelled as the Firefly, but which are actually of the M4A1(76).
If you are looking for Sherman plans in one of the main modelling scales, then this is one you should check-out.
Thanks to the distributors, Casemate UK for our review copy.