bookTankograd Militärfahrzeug
Issue 3/2004

Tankograd Militärfahrzeug.
Soft cover, A4 size, 72 pages

Review by Peter Brown

More of the same varied mix of articles in this edition. As usual the main text is in German, photo captions are in German and English, the main articles have an English translation but the editorial sections are in German only. Photos are well chosen and well reproduced, the modern subjects use full colour images with older ones illustrated in black and white.

Contents -

Letters (two pages in German)

Armoured Vehicles of the East German Army part 2 - following on from the first part in issue 2/2004, this part covers the late 1950s or the early years the actual East German Army with details and photos of mostly Soviet equipment such as T-34, T-54, PT-76, BTR-152, SU-76, SU-85, SU-100, recovery vehicles and even the IS-2 plus the German SK1 armoured car. (12 pages)

MAGACH Israeli M48 and M60 series tanks covering the various sub-types but concentrating on the up-armoured variants including some good colour photos (10 pages, plus another full-page photo on the back cover)

Taurus German army truck-mounted stand-off munitions launcher (1 page)

SdKfz 231 eight-wheel armoured car, basic version with lots of good monochrome photos. Note that the radio-equipped versions will be covered later. (12 pages)

"Stubborn Emil" 128mm SP gun, one full-page B&W photo and caption

US Army's 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment OPFOR who act as enemy forces for manoeuvres in Germany. Good colour photos of their visually-modified equipment, HMMWV-based "BRDM", late M60 series "T-80" and various modified M113 series carriers (11 pages)

Borgward B2000 German 0.75 ton truck late 1950s in various forms with different body styles (6 pages, period B&W photos and colour views of a restored truck)

Leopard 2A5 main battle tank, background and good general and close-up colour photos (5 pages)

Newsletter, single page in German only with colour photos

Vehicle rally report in German with various colour photos of post-WW2 subjects (2 pages)

Highly recommended, this series is available from several distributors. For more details contact the publishers Verlag Jochen Vollert on

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