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Militär Fahrzeug 4/2015
Militär Fahrzeug 4/2015
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by: Tom Cromwell [ BARKINGDIGGER ]


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The latest edition of Militär Fahrzeug magazine (4/2015) has a bumper-crop of interesting subjects. Following the usual glossy A4 format, there are 56 pages of mixed text and photos – but you’d better brush up on your German since unlike earlier issues there is no English translation. Subjects covered include:

Schlüsselübergabe Schützenpanzer PUMA – three pages on the latest Bundeswehr AFV
War & Peace Show 2015 – one page on this massive vehicle and re-enactor show in Folkestone, UK
Verlasteter Panzertransport der Wehrmacht – six pages on early-war German tank transporters
Canadian Forces G-WAGON – four pages covering the use of the Mercedes light truck by the modern Canadian army
Militärmuseum Soesterberg – a brief one-page report on this Dutch museum
Flugabwehrraketenpanzer ROLAND – a glorious eleven pages on the development of the Marder-based anti-aircraft rocket tank, complete with a full set of 1:35 drawn plans
Panzergrenadiere - Lehrjahre 1956-70 – eight pages on the early Bundeswehr panzer grenadiers
M1 Abrams Tarnung - Rock of the Marne – two pages looking at the Abrams tank ploughing mines in Germany
Good Bye British Army - Ende einer Ära – a six-page salute to British armour to mark its removal from occupation duty in Germany
MCPP-N Norway – six pages looking at the US Marine Corps Prepositioning Program of ship-stored armour in Norway
Stahlfeldwagen (Teil 2) – a four-page study of German horse-drawn medical wagons in WWII
Garnisonsschau Jüterborg – report on a preserved vehicles event

The Roland article is the highlight for me. Definitely worth a look before tackling any of the resin kits out there!
SUMMARY
Highs: Tons of nifty pictures! Scale plans of the Roland vehicle.
Lows: No English translations at all.
Verdict: Worth having for the pictures, and more so if you can read German.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: N/A
  Mfg. ID: Ausgabe 4/2015
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  PUBLISHED: Oct 20, 2015
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 84.20%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.19%

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About Tom Cromwell (barkingdigger)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM

A Yank living overseas on a long-term basis, I've been building tanks since the early '70s. I relish the challenges of older kits (remember when Tamiya was "new"?...) because I love to scratch-build.

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