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by: Darren Baker [ CMOT ]


Tankograd Publishing has released the final issue of 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.


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.

Leopard International: ItPsv 90 Leopard 2 Marksman - The Finnish Cheetah
Weapon systems of the Bundeswehr: First UTF truck handed over to the Bundeswehr
Weapon systems of the Bundeswehr: Lightweight main battle tank M 41 of the Bundeswehr
US Army: Legend M38A1
Maneuver - "Good old days": Arctic Forge 99
Museums Events Collector's Scene: Fort Sill
Panzertruppe International - Japan: 8-wheeled battle tank 16 MCV
Museums Events Collector's Scene: Musée Bataille de Normandie - Bayeux
Vehicle History of the Wehrmacht: Horch-Argus Type 740 off-road car
Weapon systems of the Bundeswehr: System Rescue Station - Part 2
Museum Events Collector's Scene: Museum of Military Technology – Uffenheim

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 M41 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 and covers a lot of detail beyond what I was expecting. I also like these magazines as they usually cover in a shorter way the vehicles of the upcoming or published books released each quarter.


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.
Darren Baker takes a look at the latest Militär Fahrzeug release from Tankograd Publishing.
  Scale: N/A
  Mfg. ID: Nr. 4-2019
  Suggested Retail: €9.90
  PUBLISHED: Sep 22, 2019

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About Darren Baker (CMOT)

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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