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Militär Fahrzeug 2-2020
Militär Fahrzeug 2-2020
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by: Darren Baker [ CMOT ]


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Introduction

Tankograd Publishing has released the first issue of Militär Fahrzeug of 2020. This is a quarterly magazine from Tankograd publishing whose title means Military vehicle in English. This magazine covers a wide spectrum of interests in a Military vain covering vehicles from many periods and countries along with a roundup of news, events and museums.

Review

This magazine is printed in a portrait style with a light card cover with a gloss finish and the cover will hold up to reasonable handling. The paper inside is of a good quality as magazines go and also has a semi gloss finish that displays the photographs well. This offering provides 56 such pages and should have something for everyone. The text is only in German which is a shame but not the end of the world. The contents are as listed below.

Weapon systems of the Bundeswehr: Roll-out LEOPARD 2A7V
Bundeswehr weapon systems: modernization of the MARDER infantry fighting vehicle
Vehicle - History of the Wehrmacht: Morris-Commercial CDSW 1.5-tonner
German armaments products - Army: Daimler-DVE 2019
British Army: Panzerheide - The end of an era in the SLA
Special Report - In Focus: The Last Battle of Mark V
US Army: "Burma Jeep" Ford GTB
International vehicle technology: military parade in CHINA
Museums-Events-Collector scene: Musée de Blindés - Panzermuseum Saumur
U.S. Army: COMBINED RESOLVE XIII
Bundeswehr weapon systems: Liebherr G-LTM and G-BKF (part 2)
Museums-Events-Collector scene: Wheels & Tracks - Living Legends

Being written in German does have some benefit in that it is usually possible to get a good idea of what is written due to a lot of German being similar to English. The pictures speak for themselves regardless of your native tongue and the pictures are very good for the most part except where the time period and limitations in choice have been restrictive. The article that I particular liked in this issue was one covering a Chinese military parade, this article covers a huge number of vehicles in use by China today and so provides a great visual reference on what the Chinese could bring to the fray. Another reason I also like these magazines is that they usually cover in a shorter way the vehicles of the upcoming or published books released each quarter.

Conclusion

These magazines from Tankograd Publishing represent an easy and affordable way to build up a reference library for your modelling. Covering such a wide number of topics means there are usually a few articles to grab your attention. The only negative to these titles is the German only text, but we cannot have everything. Well worth the cost.
SUMMARY
Darren Baker takes a look at the latest Militär Fahrzeug release from Tankograd Publishing which is the second offering for 2020.
  Scale: N/A
  Mfg. ID: Nr. 2-2020
  Suggested Retail: €9.90
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  PUBLISHED: Mar 23, 2020
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.04%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.19%

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About Darren Baker (CMOT)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

I have been building model kits since the early 70’s starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70’s, I have had lots of opportunitie...

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Comments

Modernised Marder ? I was thinking those are replaced by Puma.
MAR 23, 2020 - 04:37 AM
Over a hundred years later and the German Army once again has an "A7V"!
MAR 24, 2020 - 02:11 AM
   

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