opel Blitz 3-Tonner
The Most Famous Truck of the Wehrmacht and its Variants
When asked for the most famous and best-known truck of the German Wehrmacht in World War Two, the name "opel Blitz" automatically comes up. Despite all its fame the background of its purchase, the military versions and the i..
Cold War Warrior LEOPARD 1
The Leopard 1 MBT in Cold War Exercises with the German Bundeswehr
At the end of the 1950s, the German Bundeswehr decided to replace its M 47 / M 48 tanks of American origin as soon as possible with a new main battle tank built in West Germany. In many respects, the Americ..
Sanitatsfahrzeuge - German Field Ambulances and Medical Evacuation VehiclesThe German Sanitatswesen im Felde (Army Medical Service) played a major role during campaigns on the frontlines of World War One, saving millions of soldiers' lives. The core task of the Sanitatswesen was the evacuation of ..
Among the export versions of the American M1 Abrams main battle tank family the Australian M1A1 AIM SA certainly is the most compelling. The opening chapter of this publication features in-the-field shots of the "Aussie" M1A1 Abrams whilst on exercise, and this is followed by a walkaround showing th..
The new German Leopard 2A7V - The World's Best Main Battle Tank
On 05 May 2017, the Bundeswehr and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) signed a contract for the combat capability upgrade of 20 in-service Leopard 2A7s to the 2A7V design standard, as well as the production and delivery of 84 addi..
The schweres Geschutztes Berge- und Abschleppfahrzeug (sGeBAF) Bison heavy protected recovery vehicle is used by the Bundeswehr to recover and tow heavy wheeled vehicles that have broken down or had an accident, including equipment such as the LKW 15 t mil gl MULTI A4 FSA truck, variants of the Tran..
The All-Protected Transport Vehicle Dingo 2 is a development of the ATF Dingo 1 that was fielded in 2000 and has since proven its value in various missions worldwide. With comprehensive text and pictorial documentation the following variants of the Dingo 2 are covered in this publication:ATF Dingo..
Leopard 1 MBT in German Army Service - Early Years
The Leopard 1 MBT was a decisive step for the young German Army towards a German-built main battle tank. only ten years after the Bundeswehr had been founded the first Leopards were delivered to the army. Continued improvements and the extreme relia..
Development History - Technology - Modernisation and Upgrades
By experts considered as the best main battle tank in the world, the Leopard 2 in 2014 reached a vital stage of modernisation: the 2A7. This publication covers the introduction and the many technical improvements of the new 2A7-variant of..
Part 1 - Development and Active Service
The Leopard 2 main battle tank can easily be regarded as a child of the depths of the Cold War. When the Leopard 2 was first fielded in 1979, it already was by far the best MBT in the world as it not only stood out from other tanks in all important..
High Mobility Load Carrier
Among the most iconic British military truck designs of the Cold War is the FV620 Stalwart family of vehicles. It is a series of 6x6, amphibious, high-mobility load carriers designed and manufactured by Alvis that served in the British Army over a period of thirty..
British Nuclear Artillery
Corporal, Blue Water, Honest John, Tube Artillery, Lance 1957-93Throughout the Cold War, it was apparent that NATo could not withstand a determined conventional assault by Warsaw Pact forces on the central front in Europe; Soviet superiority in conventional arms and manpo..
Britain's Cold War Main Battle Tank
The FV4201 Chieftain was the first purposely designed main battle tank (MBT) of the British Army, and the main weapon system of the Royal Armoured Corps for most of the Cold War era. When it entered service in the 1960s it replaced the medium an..
Vehicles on the Legendary Soltau-Luneburg Training Area of the British Army of the Rhine
On 01 July 1963 the Soltau-Luneburg Agreement between West Germany, Canada and the UK on the use of German land for exercises came into force. The Soltau-Luneburg Training Area (SLTA) was born. More th..
U.S. WW II Dodge WC51-WC52 Weapons Carrier
Limited Reprint48 pages with 150-200 illustrations, among them WW2 action photos, colour photos and technical drawings. English text.Illustrated throughout. Excerpts of technical manuals, wartime photos, photos of restored vehicles. Ideal compagnion for..
World War One Special 1012
Spezialfahrzeuge - German Specialised Motor Vehicles
The backbone of motor vehicles in the Imperial German Army comprised cargo trucks, staff cars and motorcycles. Yet with many new military tasks arising on the German side in World War One, the demand for motor vehicles i..
M36, M36B1 & M36B2 Tank Destroyers
After the M10 and M10A1 Tank Destroyers (TM 6028) this is the companion volume on the Tank Destroyers of the M36 vehicle family in service with the US Army in WW2 and Korea. As in every volume of this series the vehicles are shown in original wartime photos and det..
REFoRGER 1979 - 1985
Vehicles of the U.S. Army during REFoRGER Exercises - Part 2
How would a war between NATo and the Warsaw Pact have ended? A conventional clash of the titans or an all-out nuclear confrontation? The REFoRGER series of exercises trained these scenarios on large scale on German soi..
PT-76 Soviet and Warsaw Pact Amphibious Light Tank
During the Second World War the Red Army mastered and rapidly expanded bridging and ferrying operations. In the immediate post-war era it was understood that the Soviet Union needed to rapidly develop a new generation of modern amphibious tanks. Pri..
Due to its firepower, mobility, thrust, protection, assertiveness and command capability, the Panzertruppe (German Armour Corps) is particularly well suited for decisive combat. Its structure and equipment enables it to conduct long-range attacks, or fast and powerful attacks with a closer target. I..
The Leopard 2 is a legend. Today, due to dramatic developments on NATO's eastern flank, the tank is back in the forefront of military weapon systems for land forces. Although it has been in service for more than 43 years, the German Leopard 2 main battle tank and its associated family of vehicles re..
The Multirole Armoured Wheeled "Mothership" of the German Infantry
Since the introduction of the multirole armoured wheeled vehicle GTK Boxer (nicknamed the "mothership of the infantry") no other vehicle family in the Bundeswehr has seen a more intensive modernisation effort. With the..
The Legendary 2-ton Unimog Truck in German Army Service - Part 2 - Cargo Truck
Since 1978, the 2-ton Unimog U1300L has shown its worth in service with the German Bundeswehr as the successor to the legendary 1.5-ton Unimog S. Today the U1300Ls still serve as workhorses in many different..
Desert Camouflage of the Vehicles of the German ISAF Contingent
In 2003 the Bundeswehr introduced "Umtarnfarben" non-permanent camouflage colours into service in order to allow effective camouflage for vehicles and equipment when operating in desert and steppe-dominated arid..