Army Wheels in Detail (AW02) Humber Mk I, II Scout Car.

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4.5/5,
  • This second book in their Army Wheels in Detail series is the Humber Mk.I, II Scout Car and is just the reference for anyone building either of the Humber SC kits released by Bronco Models and SKP Models.

    The 36 page soft cover book measures 24cm x 22cm and has Czech and English text and photo captions with a mixture of B&W and colour photos covering wartime photos, close-up walk-around shots, 1:35 plans and illustrations from the service manuals for a good overall coverage.

    The book has wartime shots of the Czech Independent Armoured Brigade Humber SCs in service and during the return home parade through Prague in 1945 for some interesting shots of the vehicle markings and crew uniforms and this is followed by a set of five view 1:35 plans as well as an interior engine layout profile drawing.

    The wheels and rear engine deck are also shown with good detail shots followed by a section on the chassis with numerous shots taken from underneath the vehicle to show the diffs and drive train as well as the suspension and wheels with more line drawings to compliment these.

    The engine and interior are covered with full page layout drawings of the interior looking forward and to the rear showing the location of all items shown with interior photos and these interior drawings will be extremely useful for those building the Bronco kit interior. There is also a page showing the roof mounted remote gun support for the Bren or Vickers K armament usually fitted to the Humber SCs which again should be very useful for detailing the kit mountings. Finally there are 2 pages of colour profile drawings of various Humber SCs that will be useful in determining the finish of a model.

    Conclusion:

    The book it is packed with excellent information that cover most areas of the Humber Scout Car with the B&W wartime shots added for interest.



    Capricorn Publications. ISBN: 978-80-903945-0-6. 36 pages soft cover

    Highly recommended. 4.5 out of 5

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