Series: Assault Journal Vol.16|
Title: Journal of Armored & Heliborne Warfare
Author: Various Authors
Pages: 48 pages, 162 color photos, 1/35 scale plan
Packaging: 50 pieces per master carton
Box Size: 12"x17.5"x4"
Journal of Armored & Heliborne Warfare: Volume 16
This book contains the following articles:
1) "Gators" in Fallujah
This article covers AAVP7A1 RAM/RS operated by the USMC. The vehicles of the 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion were photographed while operating in the vicinity of Fullujah in Iraq. There are tremendous photos of AAVs churning through the sandy desert of Iraq, and also informative text describing the "Tuna Boat's" history, technical details and use in Iraq.
2) "European Challenge" for the Bunderwehr
"European Challenge" is a major joint combined exercise conducted by German armed forces, one of the largest to be held in Germany in recent years. Because of the exercise's size, the author was givien plenty of opportunities to see and photograph a wide range of contemporary military wehicles. Thus, there are Leopard 2A6s, Oanzerhaubitze 2000s, Marder 1A3s, Wisel I and IIs, TPz 1A4s, Dingos, Fenneks, Duro 3s and G wagens. There are also plenty of infantry shots as well.
3) Leopards against Leopards
The end of the Cold War heralded some fascinating results, including joint training between former enemies! This article examines the "Salchauer Schild" joint training between German and Polish armored units, both equipped with Leopard tanks. As such, the story shows Leopard 2A4s and 2A6s in all their glory during maneuvers, along with other tactical vehicles from both nations.
One of the latest European nations to field the Piranha 8x8 is Spain, with its Marines being equipped with 18 Piranha IIs. There are exellent views of the Piranha's interior and exterior and a very useful summary of how the vehicles will be deployed by the Spanish Marines, along with technical details of the vehicle.
Also included is a 1/35 scale profile of Scimitar.