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1 hour ago, Ssnake said:

Yes. But still expense. I guess I have to raise prices for the Australian maintenance contract.

Hang on, charge the Poms - its their vehicle. ;)

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10 hours ago, Ssnake said:

I didn't pay 200 bucks just on a single Challenger book.

Ah well if some of it is Land 400, Land 121 or even the M1A2 SEP v3 upgrade related I'll happily pay a pro rata amount. :)

 

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Hans-Peter Lohmann's book "Spähpanzer Luchs" from Motorbuch Verlag is probably the most comprehensive source ... but I don't think it was ever translated to English. Lohmann's book "Schützenpanzer Marder" was also pretty good (with co-author Rolf Hilmes) - but again, probably in German only. So, that would be the Tankograd's distinct advantage, being bilingual right from the start.

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Sigh. Another 127.- EUR... and I'm by no means a completist. But, Tankograd's work deserves to be supported.

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19 hours ago, Ssnake said:

Hans-Peter Lohmann's book "Spähpanzer Luchs" from Motorbuch Verlag is probably the most comprehensive source ... but I don't think it was ever translated to English.

Yes, I've looked for an English translation but never found one.  Tankograd books are universally excellent and in English (as well as German), as you state, so I'm looking forward to this one.

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A new book on the Chieftain, published 19 April 2019, that I haven't seen before but looks credible: https://www.amazon.com/Chieftain-Britains-Flawed-Masterpiece-Green/dp/8365958295

 

I'll put it on my Wish List and wait for some reviews to come in before purchasing as I already have some very good books on Chieftain but, if it is good, another one won't hurt!

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On 6/12/2019 at 6:58 PM, hawes said:

I've just ordered this one on Challenger. https://haynes.com/en-gb/challenger-1-main-battle-tank

Yes, a fantastic title on Challenger 1, my favourite Cold War tank. But, I’d highly recommend the two Photosniper volumes and the Tankograd title to round out your collection. There are more on Challenger 1 but these are complementary and the best, in my opinion.

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On 6/18/2019 at 9:38 AM, marques said:

I love this thread! Thanks to all for your reviews

Marques I recommend you this one.

 

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I have really enjoyed this one

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You could pick worse.

 

"Platoon Leader" is better (but a totally different subject matter), one of the best Vietnam books I know, reflecting a platoon leader's perspective.

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Red Army..The Russian idea of how and invasion into the west would have gone..

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It's definitely more readable than Gen. Sir John Hackett's "3rd World War", irrespective of that book's other merits (which are plenty).

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7 hours ago, Furia said:

Marques I recommend you this one.

 

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I have really enjoyed this one

 

I think the key difference with this one it that it is a "teaching book".

 

The character learns from his mistakes until he applies the various tactical considerations to achieve success and go to "light fighter" heaven.

 

Of course its a modernised version of "The Defence of Duffer's Drift".

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On 7/22/2019 at 5:55 PM, Furia said:

Marques I recommend you this one.

 

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I have really enjoyed this one

 

Could it be turned into a series of SB scenario’s ?

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14 minutes ago, Koen said:

 

Could it be turned into a series of SB scenario’s ?

 

Well some vehicle types in the book aren't in SB but you could do something similar.

 

Of course you and I will be busy over the next few weeks getting a long standing project finished. ;)

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Been sucked in and just ordered on Amazon Uk...

 

what with first clash, team Yankee etc becoming a bit of a library.

 

wish some of these had been on the reading list as a young Tp Leader!!!

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39 minutes ago, CharlieB said:

 ... wish some of these had been on the reading list as a young Tp Leader!!!

 

Well "Defense of Hill 781" was required reading for me when I was one - submit your book review to the Adjutant for marking.

 

When I became a Squadron Commander and CO I could pass on the tradition to the latest batch of Subalterns. ;)

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 B-GL-309-006/FT-001 First Clash was required reading when I was a subaltern and I think I was issued a copy shortly after meeting the Adjt. When  B-GL-309-007/FT-001 Counterstrike was published I read it, not as good, probably because of the change to Fantasians from Soviet.  Timing was fortuitous, was getting ready for Staff College, otherwise I would not have read it I assume.  Interest  in it was minimal I think.

 

Neither book was as well recieved in the CAF as outside.  That trend continues, more recently, Crisis in Zefra was panned in the Army but the USMC ordered more copies than the CA in one single order. 

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