IN-DEPTH ‘JEEP’ REFERENCE
Spain’s AK Interactive has released a superb reference book on the legendary Willys-Overland vehicle of wartime fame.
Known almost universally as the ‘Jeep’ to this day, the Willy’s Overland reconnaissance car evolved for many uses, and was employed by a great number of Allied units. It’s always been a choice subject for military modellers, so this new softback book from AK Interactive – even though it’s ostensibly aimed at restorers of the real vehicles – is a thoroughly useful reference for anyone building kits of the type, regardless of scale.
It’s extensive at 148 pages, and focuses on the 241, 242 and 505 Contract MB vehicles. Author Michael P Reuvekamp is a restorer of Jeeps and so knows the subject intimately. Here, he’s amassed a plethora of photographs, showing close-up detail of the engine, exhaust, dashboard instrumentation, suspension and a great many other reaches of the vehicle.
And it’s not just parts of the main car proper that are offered, as there are also studies of radio gear, the rifle scabbard, fire extinguisher and the like. Canadian marking templates are also covered, and the period images provide useful context and wartime detail, for items such as markings, personnel positioning and equipment stowage. And several images offer excellent food for thought in terms of vignettes and dioramas. This is a classy publication and vital for anyone building on a theme.
The Canadian Wartime Willys-Overland, 241, 242, 505 Contract MB In Detail
By: Michael P Reuvekamp
225 x 240mm, softback
Price: €28.95 from www.ak-interactive.com or in the UK £28.99 via: www.bookworldws.co.uk