bookTankograd Militärfahrzeug
Issue 2/2006

Tankograd Militärfahrzeug.
Soft cover, A4 size, 72 pages

Review by Peter Brown

Laid out in the same manner as previous issues, second Militärfahrzeug for 2006 has main text in German with English translations for feature articles and photo captions with Editorial and Newsletter sections in German only. Photos are clearly printed, all colour for modern subjects and black and white for the historical ones.

Contents -

Editorial (half-page in German)

Request for information on old wheeled vehicles and a piece of black humour from an AFV owner at Beltring 2005

OTOKAR APC showing this Land-Rover based Shorland-derived vehicle in use in Afghanistan, nine pages of general and detail photos

M88A2 HERCULES recovery vehicle, eight pages describing development with general and close up photos plus another full-page view on the back cover including details of add-on armour

FENNEK wheeled recce vehicle just adopted by the German and Duth armies, 10 pages with development details, organisation of user units, general and close-up photos including two interior views and one of the Aladin UAV

Wanderer Typ W11 "Kubelwagen", 8 pages with details of differences between batches and lots of good clear black and white period photos

Dutch AFVs in Germany, seven-page general feature mostly of photos of Leopard 2, various YPR-765 carriers and other AFVs on exercise

New smoke-grenade system for German Leopard 2A6, one page with great close-up photos

SA-6 GAINFUL, four-page feature with history and general and close-up photos

T-72 hard targets, two pages showing old T-72s used as targets on the ranges

Combat Correspondent, two pages of black and white photos showing an American M49 fuel truck crash during the Cold War era

Archive Section with one-page coverage of Renault TRM 10 000 ten-ton trucks, and IVECO 110.8WM five-ton trucks, Cadillac Gage Commando Stingray lightweight tank, IVECO 110.8WM five-ton trucks, and Singapore Technologies Kinetics Bronco articulated tracked carrier

Newsletter, 2 pages in German only with colour photos of various vehicles

As usual, a well produced edition which comes highly recommended with more good material.

Available from Tankograd distributors, for more details contact the publishers Verlag Jochen Vollert on
Thanks to Justin Gainham at Bookworld for the review copy.

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