My copy arrived yesterday, and I've had time to do a good flip through it. Here are my initial thoughts.
- Great overall coverage of Arab-Israeli armor. All colors plates are based on photos.
- Includes some obscure vehicles like Egyptian recovery vehicles and M5 halftracks.
- Contains contributions from some knowledgeable experts.
- Very well printed.
- 101 pages, 124 color plates total (58 Egyptian vehicles, 30 Israel, 27 Syrian, 5 Jordanian, 2 French, 1 British, 1 Algerian)
- Includes British and French vehicles from 1956 war, and some post-1973 war vehicles.
- Includes several photographic appendices: Arab vehicles captured by the IDF in 1973 (21 black and white photos), Arab vehicles in Latrun museum (15 color photos), and Israeli Sherman variants at Latrun (24 color photos).
The Not So Good:
- Mostly covers 1967-1973, only a single color plates for the 1948 war.
- Some readers may want more coverage of Israeli, Syrian or Jordanian vehicles.
- The Arabic script in the color plates is inaccurate.
- No references given, and no sources listed for some copyrighted photographs.
- Most captions are very brief. Some typographical errors and poor translation.
- Two Syrian vehicles are mislabeled as Egyptian (a 9P133 and a BTR-60)
- Color plates show one side of the vehicle only.
- Some of the colors and camouflage schemes don’t look quite right.