Modelling the M3/M5 Stuart Light Tank

Modelling the M3/M5 Stuart Light Tank

By Steven J. Zaloga; Robert Oehler (Consultant)

Osprey Publishing (UK), Paperback, 9781841767635, 80pp.

Publication Date: November 2003

The M3 and M5 Stuart were the most significant light tanks of the US Army, as well as many other allied armies, during World War II. They have proved to be popular modelling subjects ever since, largely due to the large number of kits available in many different scales covering a broad selection of the different variants used. The Stuarts were also painted in a wide range of colourful camouflage schemes, reflecting their widespread service, and this adds to their appeal. This title shows a number of different ways to model this popular tank in 1/35 scale, covering construction, painting and weathering the vehicle.

About the Author
Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union.

Praise For Modelling the M3/M5 Stuart Light Tank

"Lots of excellent information, techniques, tips, construction methods, and of course, as we all expect from Osprey, top notch photography throughout the entire publication…A perfect addition to your home library." -Mark R. Smith, Armorama (December 2004)

"In his latest book Steven Zaloga shows how to accurately model the Tamiya kit, along with offering from Academy and AFV Club." -Rodger Cole, Armorama (January 2004)