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Armor Plate Press reprints the Recognition Handbook of German Armored & Tracked Vehicles

A few months back a dear friend presented me with a copy of the rare Recognition Handbook of German Armored & Tracked Vehicles produced by US Army Intelligence during April-May 1945. I was amazed by the incredible level of detailed information contained in this field guide, developed to help US Army officers correctly identify captured […]

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Blitzkrieg Armor Breakthrough!

Way back in 2008 the first two volumes of Blitzkrieg Armor appeared out of the mist. Now, almost five years later, the Blitzkrieg is back and this time in even greater force. Volumes three through six have their layouts complete, the photos collected, and the captions written. The last step is to put ink on […]

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The M1911 .45 Caliber Pistol Book is here!

The M1911 .45 caliber pistol book is finally here! Yes, believe it or not, seemingly years in the making, the .45 caliber pistol photo study is available for sale. Featuring photos of the popular Colt pistol in action from before America’s entry into World War One (with the pistol’s service in the Mexican Punitive Expedition), […]

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Pulling the trigger on the M1911 .45 Caliber Pistol Book

This has been the most difficult book I have ever attempted to produce. There are many reasons why, and there have also been an incredible amount of delays and inconveniences that have kept this book from getting finished. I am happy to announce that this book is finally with the printer and should hopefully be […]

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Blitzkrieg Armor on the move

The long-awaited volumes three and four of the Blitzkrieg Armor series are being worked on at present and will be available in early 2013. The photos are all collected (and there are some really nice images in there) and now, well, all I have to do is write the captions. Easier said than done but […]

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Tank War: World War One

Ever since I did “German AFVs of World War One” a couple of years ago, I’ve been fascinated with the clanking metal monsters of the Great War. It is just in development now, but I am working on a new title that features a ton of great photos I have found of World War One […]

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The gun that shot down the Axis

We’re getting close on a new title about the .50 caliber machine gun in World War II. This USAAF Photo Journal “Special Edition” will feature the .50 caliber machine guns as mounted in American fighters and bombers in World War II, plus good sections on USAAF use of “the fifty” as an anti-aircraft gun. We […]

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American Firepower book updates: The M1911 Pistol book will be here soon!

I’ve had some production delays in this book but we have it together and the photos are great! I know you pistol fans have been waiting a long time on this one and I will get it to you as soon as I can. Right now I would say June looks like a likely arrival […]

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The Beute Panzers are here.

I produced two volumes of the Beute Panzers books. These are formatted much like the popular APG 1946 title, in the WWII Ordnance Illustrated Special Issue style. One volume contains the French & Belgian vehicles (and adaptations of the chassis) in German service, and the other contains American, British, Italian, Polish and Soviet vehicles. Lots […]

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American Firepower books build-up

2012 will see several more American Firepower books in development and by the end of the summer, several more should be available. Here’s a quick look at what we have on tap: US Bolt Action Rifles, featuring the M1903 Springfield and the M1917 Enfield rifles is ready to go into layout. Bolt action rifle enthusiasts […]

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