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Japanese Type 10 and Type 90 Main Battle Tanks

Product code:  12365MIL
The Type 90 Tank is a current main battle tank (MBT) of the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF). Developed during the depths of the Cold War, the 90TK was developed to counter T-64 and T-72 tanks from the Soviet Union. The Type 10 Tank (10TK) is the newest MBT in the ranks of the JGSDF, entering service alongside the Type 90. This relatively new tank is smaller and weighs significantly less than the previous Japanese Type 90 main battle tank. This Model Foto Focus takes a thorough look arou...

With Raupenschlepper Ost on the Eastern Front

Product code:  83681MIL
Wilhelm Bender left some very interesting photo albums which he captioned with his own words. He started his military career as a medic. He took part in the defensive battles of Orel, Bryansk, Kovel and later participated in the suppression of the Warsaw uprising and in defence of Danzig bridgehead with leichte Artillerie-Abteilung 849, which was equipped with the RSO (Raupenschlepper Ost). This is a story of his military experiences told in more than 300 photos.

US Army Combat Engineer Vehicles: 1980 to the Present

Product code:  62798MIL
After a slow and unimaginative start, the US Army has developed and fielded some of the most prolific and advanced combat engineer vehicles ever used. This book provides a rare look at these amazing machines and the crews that operated them. Vehicles covered are the M728 Combat Engineer Vehicle; Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge; M9 Armored Combat Earthmover; M9 ACE and M60 AVLB; M1132 Stryker Engineer Squad Vehicle; M2 Bradley, Wolverine, and Assault Breaching Vehicle; and Grizzly and Panther 2, ...

SOG: A Photo History of the Secret Wars

Product code:  40848MIL2
The ultimate reference on Army Special Operations in Vietnam. One thing for sure, you will want to read this book. Vietnam veteran, 173rd Airborne Brigade It's a book that any aspiring future Special Forces troop should read. Major General Jack Singlaub, U.S. Army Special Forces, CIA and OSS During the Vietnam War, the Special Forces men of the top-secret Studies and Observations Group ran covert operations deep behind enemy lines - along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos, into the enemy's secret C...

The Unseen Falklands War

Product code:  01630MIL
In early April 1982, the UK despatched a Task Force to the South Atlantic to recover the Falkland Islands and South Georgia from occupation by Argentina. A distance of over 8,000 miles, it was the second longest amphibious operation from home base to objective in modern military history. On 21 May, 3 Commando landed at San Carlos on East Falklands and a week later defeated the Argentinian garrison at Goose Green. Within the week 5 Infantry Brigade landed and by the middle of June, both brigades...

Verified Victories: Top JG 52 Aces Over Hungary 1944-45

Product code:  70876AVI2
As new military archival materials began to surface internationally, it became necessary to update and correct some of the legendary chapters of aviation history including world records of the Luftwaffe’s famous and most successful fighter unit, Jagdgeschwader 52. In this book the respected reader will find a fundamental analysis of the aerial victory claims of the top eight JG 52 fighter aces over Hungary throughout 1944-1945.

San Carlos to Stanley - 40 Commando in the Falklands War

Product code:  70890MIL
San Carlos to Stanley is the first history of 40 Commando in the Falklands and dispels the belief that their only role was to look after the beachhead during this conflict. Commadore Clapp requested the men of 40 Commando remain at San Carlos as he knew he could trust them to defend his vital anchorage against Argentine counterattack from West Falkland, without which there could be no advance. Initially tasked to fly to the Falklands as tension heightened prior to the Argentine invasion, A Compa...

Guderian's Foxes - Aufklarungs-Abteilung 29 in Photos, From Barbarossa to Typhoon

Product code:  74948MIL
Prior to Operation Barbarossa, the men of Aufklärungs-Abteilung 29, elite recon soldiers of the motorised 29. Infanterie-Division with several campaigns under their belt, emblazoned their vehicles with a creeping fox insignia, a seemingly apt emblem because they, too, were cunning, stealthy and observant. Yet once the campaign was in motion, it became apparent that gathering intelligence was closely connected with combat and casualties. But that was in the future. Before crossing the border into...

SAS South Georgia Boating Club: An SAS Trooper's Memoir and Falklands War Diary

Product code:  87766MIL
Many aspire to serve with the Special Air Service, arguably the world's most prestigious regiment, but few achieve their aim. In this inspiring memoir the author describes how he left school without any qualifications and embarked on a 30 year career much of it spent in Hereford, including four years in The Regiment. Against the odds he rose through the ranks before being commissioned and eventually retiring as a Major. Initially attached to 22 SAS as a signaller, he volunteered for and passed S...

A Falkland Islander's Wartime Journal: Surviving the Siege

Product code:  88671MIL
Port Stanley was the tiny capital of a British colony known to few beyond the world of stamp collecting. But then, suddenly, in April 1982, it was the place-name on everyone's lips. The outcome of a war, for which Britain had mobilised its most powerful task force since 1945, would be decided by the flag which flew over the corrugated iron and timber cottages of Stanley. The town became the epicentre of a ferocious conflict. Many islanders left the town following the invasion. But a few hundred ...

Scimitar into Stanley: One Soldier's Falklands War

Product code:  72342MIL
In May 1982, Captain Roger Field, The Blues and Royals, attached to HQ 5th Infantry Brigade, sailed on the Queen Elizabeth 2 as part of the second wave to liberate the Falkland Islands. Surprised by what he saw at Brigade HQ he started writing a diary. His journey took him to Fitzroy as the Argentinean aircraft struck the landing ships Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram. A chance meeting led to him joining the Commanding Officer of 2 Para for the Battle of Wireless Ridge. When the Paras lost the comma...

Tankcraft (33) Scorpion and Scimitar - British Armoured Reconnaissance Vehicles 1970-2022

Product code:  74149MIL
The British Scorpion and Scimitar are among the most successful armoured reconnaissance vehicles ever built and, almost fifty years after the initial design was introduced, updated versions are still in service today. These compact, manoeuvrable and fast-moving light tanks played a significant peace-keeping role in conflict zones around the world and went into action during wars in the Falklands, the Gulf and Iraq. They are also a popular subject with tank modellers and enthusiasts.