RAK, P.O. Box 35 17006, Prague 7,
This latest Book by Wings and Wheels Publication
Title is Ford GPA , GAZ-46 MAV and Skoda 973, published by RAK,
P.O. Box 35, 170 06, Prague 7, Czech Republic.
Split into the usual sections of History of the Ford GPA each chapter takes you through a full restoration and rebuild with the tiniest detail covered. The quality of the photographs is truly staggering and at time breathe taking. It is possible for those lucky enough to find one in need of restoration. To use this as their starting point for a workshop manual, it has all the details needed; apart from a full engine strip down. It is far better than any line drawing field workshop manual.
It is nice also to see in one publication a comparison of the Ford GPA and the GAZ -46 MAV it shows the differences very well. For museums who have one of the vehicles on display then this book is going to add to their profits for the museum book shop.
To the model maker and photo, etch producers it is a gold mine of information and will enable them to turn a standard model into a winner. It rightly deserves a place on model makers reference shelves and fill an other gap in WW2 vehicles made in the U.S.A. The last chapter on the Skoda 973 in a bonus. Like a great many I have in the past only seen very poor quality grainy black and white photographs of the vehicle, now at last the authors have given us in the West a good quality insight into it.
The authors are to be congratulated once more
on filling a much needed gap on WW2 American vehicles and the
Russian copy of it.
Ian Sadler Review