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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2002 - 08:22 PM UTC
I am trying to discover the titles of armor related books completed by Hunnicut. So far, I know he put them out on tthe Sherman, Half Track, Stuart, and Sheridan. Does any know the complete list? Does anyone have a reliable source to purchase the book from? I bought the Sherman book at Knox some years ago for the unheard of price (then) of $50.
thanks
DJ
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2002 - 09:18 PM UTC
Hunnicutt has also done

Bradley : A History of American Fighting and Support Vehicles

Pershing: A History of the Medium Tank T20 Series

Patton : A History of the American Main Battle Tank

Abrams : A History of the American Main Battle Tank

Firepower : A History of the American Heavy Tank

Armored Car : A History of American Wheeled Combat Vehicles (August 2002)

There may be more

From the Presidio Press website -
R. P. Hunnicutt is a retired engineer who lives in Granite Bay, California. He is the author of a critically acclaimed series of oversized, heavily illustrated books covering American tanks.

Later,
Tim
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2002 - 09:32 PM UTC
At the going price for current and OOP Hunnicutt books, we ought to set up a listing of who owns which book. That way we can share the knowledge of the books without having to spend big bucks trying to find the older ones. I only have two:

Sheridan, A History of American Light Tanks vol. 2
Half-Track, A History of American Semi-Tracked Vehicles

If someone could point me in the direction of an affordable Stuart book, I would appreciate it.
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2002 - 10:18 PM UTC
Rob--agree. I have the fabulous "Sherman." Who has what? Maybe we should move this to the Armor Forum?
What do you think?
DJ
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2002 - 10:20 PM UTC
I have the following RP Hunnicutt books:

STUART
SHERMAN
PERSHING
ABRAMS
BRADLEY
HALF TRACK

And on order: ARMORED CAR (I suppose to arrive sometime this late-summer, early-fall)

Gunnie

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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2002 - 12:31 AM UTC
Gunnie--is the Pershing one of value? If so, how much did it run and where can I get one?
thanks
DJ
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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2002 - 10:13 PM UTC
I ' ve the following:
STUART
SHERMAN
PERSHING
SHERIDAN
PATTON
BRADLEY
And the next ' ll be Half-Track and AMC, of course ( HT is already out of stock, here, so I, may be, ' ll buy it M.O. ! )
I ' ve the two Crimsons' books, too:
US tracked vhicles
US wheeled vehicles
Plus a lot more, if you need some infos.......
' ve a nice day...!
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Posted: Monday, May 20, 2002 - 10:30 PM UTC
So far I have:
SHERMAN, from Motorbooks.
PERSHING, a rare find for $40 at Powell's Books in Portland.

I will try to pick up most of the others over time, particularly if I can find them used at a reasonable price.
Greg
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 01:50 AM UTC
Greg--if you find the Hunnicut Pershing Book for $40, please let me know. I'd mail you check for that price.
Thanks
DJ
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 01:54 AM UTC
I remember seeing the Firepower, Pershing and Patton books at Ft. Knox's Armor School Bookstore many years ago and being floored at the $50+ price tag. Today, I'd buy everyone they had at that price!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 03:46 AM UTC
Brother--I know how you feel. My Son is going to the August Career Course and I am going to ask him to check it out for me. Much has changed since I was last there.
DJ
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 03:52 AM UTC
Just saw where the Patton and Abrams books auctioned as one set was won on Ebay for 165 bucks.
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 08:12 AM UTC
Bob--I'd love to get the books, but not for that price!
DJ
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 08:39 AM UTC
I have the following;

Stuart

Sheridan

Patton

Abrams

Firepower

Pershing

Sherman

Bradley

Half-Track


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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 10:49 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Bob--I'd love to get the books, but not for that price!
DJ


Roger that! What kills me is I broke down and had to spend 105 on the Patton book. All my others came much more cheaply.

I currently posses:
Sheridan
Patton
Sherman
Bradley
Half-Track

I also pre-pub ordered Armored Car from Amazon
I have my sights set on the Pershing and Stuart volumes...
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 10:19 PM UTC

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

Bob--I'd love to get the books, but not for that price!
DJ


Roger that! What kills me is I broke down and had to spend 105 on the Patton book. All my others came much more cheaply.

I currently posses:
Sheridan
Patton
Sherman
Bradley
Half-Track

I also pre-pub ordered Armored Car from Amazon
I have my sights set on the Pershing and Stuart volumes...



Bob--how much did the Armored car one run you? Does it address only US Armored Cars?
thanks
DJ
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 - 10:50 PM UTC
I believe it covers the history of American armored cars pre-M3 Scout Cars to the LAVs.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 12:26 AM UTC
Rob--I fear hitting the Amazon website My concern is that I will find the Hunnicut Stuart book, buy it without questions, use it, read it, etc and never be concerned about the cost. Lord, I am so glad I do models rather than take drugs...
DJ
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 12:39 AM UTC

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Rob--I fear hitting the Amazon website My concern is that I will find the Hunnicut Stuart book, buy it without questions, use it, read it, etc and never be concerned about the cost. Lord, I am so glad I do models rather than take drugs...
DJ


As far as I know, the Stuart book is still unavailable
Armored Car listed at 95, but pre-pub special was 66.50. Had to order it. However, they have not yet recieved it form the publisher. Sabot hit it...all US wheelled armor.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 12:46 AM UTC
WOW! Someone is selling the Sherman volume used on Amazon for...get this...369.92!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 12:47 AM UTC
Bob--thanks. I can not find any editions for any Hunnicut subject in my normal run of used book stores. If I can talk the little women into going to a nearby town, it might yield some results. I can always say "I am doing my Christmas shopping early" to her. Worked last time I dropped a mint and got the Dragon Wagon.
DJ
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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2002 - 01:35 AM UTC
Colonel, keep scanning EBay every so often...they pop up every now and then.