I’m not sure if this would be allowed in this section but I was thinking that it would be great if there could a place to collect the various references that we find or use but may be unknown to some others. For the most part, most of us know the AFV Database, Net-Maquettes, and Prime Portal. We know Panzer Tracts, the Hunnicutt series, and Tankograd. But what about the ones that aren’t well known, obscure, or even known at all? I think we could use a place to collect those references and that’s why I started this.
Edit: I figured I should mention that you want to post direct links to download documents or books, to make sure they’re in the public domain first (and obviously not classified). Anything published directly by the US government, such as technical or field manuals are in the public domain so can be shared.
Sounds like a sensible plan.
I use this site for WW2 — most of the main players are listed and a hundreds if not more of decent images.
That looks like an amazing website.
For my M1 carbine project, I used this website as a reference:
And then this website also provides some nice pictures and references of equipment and whatnot.
This website is also a good repository of US military manuals.
They have recently changed their walk around photo pages.
Govplanet is a good source for pics of nicely weathered US miltary trucks, trailers, generators…
Same with Eastern Surplus
One reference book that is my “Bible” for USARV is Shelby Stanton’s " Vietnam Order of Battle" . . . Vietnam Order of Battle by STANTON, Shelby L.: Fine Hardcover (1981) | Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (abebooks.com)
Another favorite is Donn Starry’s “Mounted Combat in Vietnam” . . . Mounted Combat in Vietnam - U.S. Army Center of Military History
Both books are very informative, Mounted Combat in Vietnam makes for very interesting reading.
Jim Mesko’s “Armor in Vietnam” in the Squadron book series is anothe invaluble reference book as well, however some of the photos are printed very dark and are hard to distinguish details.
Talking about books, Simon Dunstan’s Vietnam Tracks and Vietnam Choppers (Osprey Publishing) were among my first Vietnam-related bedside books.
Another great walkarounds go-to website :
Everybody knows Hunnicut and Panzer Tracts, but not everybody knows Walter Spielberger and I have found his series of books to be indespensible for technical information (Amazon.com : Spielberger) on all types of Panzers.