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Friday, August 20, 2010 - 02:18 PM GMT+7
Squadron Signal Publications have just sent us the latest info. on their latest release - covering the British Valentine
We've waited years for a decent model of the Valentine in styrene. Now, no less than TWO different manufacturers are tooling the vehicle in styrene. Inevitably this also has a positive on the Publishers - this is at least the second book on the Valentine to be announced.

Squadron Signal Publications' New publication is:

SS5722 - Valentine Tank Walk Around

Written once again by David Doyle, the new book is illustrated with 250 photographs, plus color profiles and detailed line drawings; Containing 88 pages and retailing at $18.95, , for those who require it, the book carries the ISBN = 978-0-89747-621-8.

Here's the summary of the book from the Publishers:

The Valentine Infantry Tank III, a private venture design from Vickers-Armstrong, was the third of Great Britain’s Infantry Tank designs. Though not the first tank to go into battle against the Axis in World War II, the Valentine has the distinction of having the highest production numbers of any wartime British tank, and arguably the most variations. A total of 8,275 Valentines were produced in no fewer than 11 major variations – from Mark I to Mark XI – along with Duplex Drive and other specialized versions. Among the key differences between the various Marks were the engines. Early versions of the vehicle were equipped with gasoline engines, while a Diesel engine powered the later Marks. The turret also saw development during the career of the Valentine, with later models receiving a more elongated turret. The Valentine received its baptism of fire with the British 8th Army in Operation Crusader in North Africa in July 1941. From that date until late 1943, the Valentine was Britain’s primary Infantry Tank. Besides fighting under the Union Jack, Valentines saw action under the flags of Canada, the Soviet Union, Australia, and New Zealand. They took part in combat in both the European and Pacific Theaters, and after the war continued to serve several British Commonwealth armies as late as the 1950s.

Our thanks, once again, to Gary of Squadron Signal Publications for the Update!
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This should delight the hearts of Brit tank fans everywhere.
AUG 20, 2010 - 03:30 PM
You can never have enough pictures, so a welcome reference addition. What's also needed is a comprehensive book on the Queen of the Desert, the Matilda, which is sadly lacking at the moment. Al
AUG 20, 2010 - 03:52 PM
Jim, Can you let us know which marks are covered by the walk around? Thanks, Paul
AUG 20, 2010 - 04:09 PM
Paul, Jim probably can't, but I can The Walk Around covers the Mark III, Mark VI, Mark IX and Mark VIII DD. Hope this helps. Regards, David Doyle
AUG 24, 2010 - 10:45 PM
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