IntroductionHistoric Tanks Wall Calendar 2018
from Workman Publishing
is large calendar featuring art and data from Osprey Publishing. This calendar is part of their Page-A-Dayģ Calendars
describes this calendar as such:
Each month, Historic Tanks Calendar features a momentous machine from the critical years of 1939 to 1950, World War II through the start of the Cold War. From the Soviet Unionís T-34/76, with its 76.2 mm high-velocity gun, to the German Panther, renowned for its intimidating firepower and durable armor. From the British Cromwell, famous for its high-speed Rolls-Royce Meteor engine, to the American M26 Pershing, a heavy tank with a 90 mm gun that saw battle in both World War II and the Korean War. Detailed callouts and annotations explore the mechanics of each tank while also providing historical context, dimensions, and design specifications. With full-color art from the noted military experts at Osprey Publishing, itís a terrific-looking calendar for historians, World of Tanks enthusiasts, and collectors of combat relics.
Let's see what awaits us in 2018.
Each month features a tank.
M4 Sherman, January
Tiger I, February
Matilda II, April
M3 Stuart, May
Panzer III, July
Type 95, August
M 14/41, October
M26 Pershing, November
Not only are there the 12 months for 2018, this calendar also includes a bonus 4-month grid calendar from September - December, 2017.
Each month lists major holidays from around the world. A historical narrative presents the history of each tank.
Detail and Artwork
each month's tank is represented by a 4-view of the tank with a human silhouette for size comparison, as well as dimensions in feet and meters. Table of technical data supports each 4-view.
The main image is a full-color cutaway of the AFV. These cutaways are keyed to dozens of components and equipment items. Those items are color coded for: structure; mobility; armament; instruments, communications, electrical. The background for each illustration is black. That accentuates some vehicles such as dunkelgelb German armor and light green Soviet tanks, but the darker olive American AFVs tend to fade into the dark background.
Each of the illustrations are very well done. The historic and technical text is also pleasing.
ConclusionHistoric Tanks Wall Calendar 2018
from Workman Publishing
is a high-quality calender. With excellent illustrations and good historic and technical text, it should give modelers and armor enthusiasts something to look forward to every day.
Aside from the black background muting the olive drab American tanks, I have no complaint about this calendar. I enjoy it on my wall and hope there will be another one in 2019. Recommended.
Thanks to Workman Publishing for providing this calendar for review here on