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Kiwi Armour #5: Peace-Keeping Armour of New Zealand

by: Paul Truhe [ PTRUHE ]


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Introduction

I picked up Kiwi Armour #5 mainly because of my interest in the M113 and it's featured prominently on the front cover. I was not disappointed in regards to M113 coverage and it's a great read of post-WWII to modern day NZ armour.

The Basics

The book starts with J-Force, or when New Zealand supplied forces for the British Commonwealth occupation force in Japan. Then it's on to K-Force in Korea and smaller deployments in Malaya and Rhodesia/Zimbabwe. The sections on the more recent deployments to Bosnia-Herzegovina and East Timor, due to their good action and detail pictures of the NZ M113s, is particularly well done.

Each section gives a background to the deployments and then a history of what happened during the deployment with some personal commentary by soldiers involved. Included also are a few organization charts.

A very nice added feature is the section on Modelling NZ Armour and 7 pages of scale drawings located at the end of the book.


Conclusion

Overall a usefull reference, the only downside is that it would have been nice to have some color photos and the plain paper printing impacts the sharpness of the photos a little but it's still a great reference book.

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SUMMARY
A good quality study of New Zealand armour in action from just after the end of WWII to the present day. Contains a good mix of historical background and photos. Recommended to those interested in modern New Zealand armor and also to those interested in non-US use of the M113. 56 pages A4 with black and white photos and scale drawings. By Jeffrey Plowman and Malcom Thomas.
  CONTENT:50%
  PHOTO QUALITY:80%
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:1
  Mfg. ID: ISBN 0-9582350-3-1
  Suggested Retail: $36.00 AU
  Related Link: Mouse House Enterprises, Kiwi Armour
  PUBLISHED: Dec 30, 2005
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 92.19%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.00%

About Paul Truhe (ptruhe)
FROM: TEXAS, UNITED STATES

Built military models in my youth but didn't pick it up again until a few years out of college. Served in a mortar platoon in the 2nd Armored Division from 1986-1990 at the end of the Cold War. I only build armor now with primary interests being M113s, CVR(t)s and Leopards.

Copyright 2020 text by Paul Truhe [ PTRUHE ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of Historicus Forma or Silver Star Enterprises. All rights reserved.


   

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