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2 Pcs White 24 SMD LEDs 1210 Vertical G4 Side Pin Lamp Lights Bulb
2 Pcs White 24 SMD LEDs 1210 Vertical G4 Side Pin Lamp Lights Bulb
Offered by Five Season
Price: £2.21

1.0 out of 5 stars Nor suitable for cabinet use afterall..., 25 Oct. 2012
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I bought these in an attempt to replace my 4x G4 halogen spots, after having had success with replacements for my GU10s.
They just about fit into the light fittings, having extended 'legs' (or pins if you prefer) compared to your typical G4 halogen capsule.

I have two 12v transformers from 240v mains each supplying 2 of the 4 fittings. When installed solo, or in the same bank with a halogen capsule, these would generate an equivalent if monochromatic white light (I would have been quite happy with the light temperature) - but after a short while, begin to overheat and smoke.

Installed in sets of 2 on the same transformer, they produce light at a fraction of 'normal' intensity and are not fit for purpose.

This may very well be down to the vaguery of my transformers, although I can't quite see how - the lights were obviously in parallel rather than in series, and were receiving 12v DC.

In any case - be wary of the power supply requirements before purchasing these or similar.

Panzer Battles
Panzer Battles
by F. W. von Mellenthin
Edition: Hardcover

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4.0 out of 5 stars Biased? No. But skewed, 29 Oct. 2007
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This review is from: Panzer Battles (Hardcover)
Mellenthin states at the outset his aim to give an unbiased overview of WW2 tank tactics and developments... what he produces is a rather unbalanced overview of three theatres of war.
The tanks and hardware are explored in little detail at certain points (purely to set the scene in some cases). This is unfortunate as some of the advancements, certainly in allied arms did heavily tip the balance by allowing them to meet the Germans on even terms.
Actions are handled in broad strokes (don't expect any gritty detail in this book) and on occasions down to the fine detail of numbers captured and tanks destroyed - german losses are mere footnotes and the successful tactics of the allies are rarely explored. Arras gets a few lines. El Alamein isn't even featured, although to his credit the author was shipped home sick towards the end of the north african campaign.
That being said, he was absent for many of the other battles he explores on the basis of others' experiences - so absenteeism is no excuse.

For all its shortcomings, this book is still effective as a memoir of a staff officer with first hand experience commanding on all three of the major fronts during the war in Europe. Well worth reading - but perhaps should be followed by the work of others for the sake of a more balanced (or in depth) view.

Although there are some useful insights and anecdotes,

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