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Militär Fahrzeug 3-2019
Militär Fahrzeug 3-2019
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by: Darren Baker [ CMOT ]

Introduction

Tankograd Publishing has released the third Militär Fahrzeug of 2019. 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.

News from the industry: Leopard 2 / Buffalo / Iguana / MAN
Bundeswehr Weapon Systems: IVECO 15 t 8x8 SanContTrsp RESCUE STATION
German Armor Products - Army: "Aussie BOXER"
Good Old Time maneuver: REFORGER IV / 73 Certain Shield
German Armaments Products - Army: SURVIVOR R
Weapon systems of the Bundeswehr: RABE - Smallest tracked vehicle of the Bw
US Army: PROPHET - An American Erlkönig
NATO maneuvers: ALLIED SPIRIT X under the leadership of the Bundeswehr
Weapon systems of the Bundeswehr: Liebherr mobile and rescue cranes delivered
Museum Events Collector's Scene: 3rd Cavalry Museum Fort Hood
Vehicle History of the Wehrmacht: Panzer III Version N
Bundeswehr units: Tank Battalion 414
Museums Events Collector's Scene: Museu Militar de Elvas
British Army: truck legend BEDFORD RL
News from the industry: New ASCOD variants
German Armaments Products - Army: "LASER BOXER"

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 on the Panzer III caught my attention as Tankograd does seem to have access to particularly good period photographs which are so much more informative instead of present images of museum pieces. I also like these magazines as 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.
  Scale: N/A
  Mfg. ID: Nr. 3-2019
  Suggested Retail: €9.90
  PUBLISHED: Jun 23, 2019
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

The pictures of the Leo 2s with the camo tarp on the glacis was interesting as I hadn't seen that before and intend on using it in a dio that I've got going.
JUN 26, 2019 - 07:03 AM
   

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