- 48 pages
- Numerous color photos
- 1:35 scale plan
This book contains these articles:
- German Airborne Mungo
Germany's Fallschirmjäger (Airborne) troops have received a new tactical vehicle known as the Mungo. This multipurpose vehicle with a combat weight of 5.3 tons is covered in explicit detail. The test outlines the Mungo's development and covers all technical aspects of this unique vehicle. Meanwhile, a series of photos documents interior and exterior details of the Mungo, as well as showing the vehicle in action.
- "Dagger Brigade" in Noble Shepherd
The 2nd "Dagger" Brigade of the 1st Infantry Division "Big Red One" conducted a Mission Rehearsal Exercise in Germany prior to deploying to Iraq. This article from the snow-covered Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) in Hohenfels shows a whole host of units in action. Photographs portray infantrymen and their vehicles such as Humvees, M113A3s, Bradleys, M88A1s and M1A1 Abrams tanks as they plough through the mud and ice. This article represents a fine study of an American combined-arms brigade in action.
- US Army Helicopters at War
Current military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan rely heavily on helicopters, and this article examines all the helicopter types in use with the U.S. Army. Content thus includes the AH-64D Apache, OH-58D Kiowa Warrior, CH-47D Chinook, UH-60L Black Hawk and UH-60Q Medevac. This piece shows these helicopters in action, with numerous close-ups of these air cavalry workhorses and their crewmen as they operate on the frontlines against extremist insurgencies.
- 1:35 scale profiles of BMP-3