Publication ID: World War One Special 1012
Spezialfahrzeuge - German Specialised Motor Vehicles
Limited Edition: 999 copies
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 in specialised roles grew exponentially.
This publication extends the previous books in this series by describing, for the first time ever, specialised German Army vehicles ranging from the technically interesting and fascinating, to the weird and wonderful, and to sometimes even the odd. Covered in this book are aero-sleighs, tricycle motor vehicles, recovery vehicles and wreckers, fuel tankers, railroad trucks and other rail-bound motor vehicles, bathing trucks, signals motor vehicles, buses, motorised field chapels, delivery vans and light trucks, field mail service motor vehicles, motorised dummy tanks, snowploughs, searchlight vehicles, firefighting vehicles, recovery vehicles for aircraft transport, meat vehicles, motor vehicles with wire cutters, trench diggers and machine gun-armed soft-skin vehicles.
Publication ID: Nr. 3046
REFORGER 75 - Certain Trek
The US Army training on NATO's Eastern Frontline
Exercise REFORGER 75 was the seventh in the series since the USA started in 1969 the practice of reinforcing NATO with US Army forces stationed at home in peacetime, but which had their equipment kept in storage in Europe. Exercise Certain Trek was the FTX part of REFORGER 75 and involved nine combined-arms brigades (including one each from Canada and Germany) and three field artillery groups for a total of 57,000 troops belonging to the USA, Germany, Canada, France and the UK; equipped with 500 M60A1, M 48 A2 C and Centurion main battle tanks, 900 armoured personnel carriers and infantry fighting vehicles, another 200 armoured vehicles and 250 helicopters.
In this publication the vehicles of the units participating in Certain Trek are shown in many hitherto unpublished photos and the tactical aspects of the FTX are described in detail.
Publication ID: Nr. 5092
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 additional Leopard 2A7V tanks between 2020 and 2023. As was the case with the 2A7, the comprehensive modifications to the 2A7V - which primarily affect the areas of protection, mobility, controllability, endurance and firepower - consist of both performance-enhancing measures and complementary ones.
This publication shows the Leopard main battle tank in its most modern combat upgrade configuration 2A7V for the very first time in service and in great technical detail.
Publication ID: Nr. 9037
The largest British Exercise of the Cold War
Exercise Lionheart ran for little over a month, from 03 September till 05 October 1984. It comprised three phases: a deployment phase (Full Flow), the employment phase (FTX Spearpoint) and a redeployment phase (Full Flow). Lionheart was the largest British Cold War exercise and designed to stress like never before the British Army's operational capacity to augment its forces in West Germany and to defend successfully the I (BR) Corps sector against the backdrop of a more threatening Warsaw Pact posture.
This publication shows the vehicles of the British Army in action with many impressive photos including those of the then new vehicle types such as the Challenger 1, the Saxon, the MCV-80 (Warrior) and the Tracked Rapier. Furthermore the vehicles of the participating West German, Dutch and American units are covered.