- 48 pages
- 149 color photos
- 1:35 scale plane
This book contains these articles:
- Leopard 2A6
The Bundeswehr is currently fielding the potent Leopard 2A6 in its panzertruppe. The Leopard 2A6 is a result of two separate combat improvement programs. The KWS I focused on increasing firepower by the integration of the new, longer L55 gun barrel. The Leopard 2A6 will equip many European tank battalions as well in future.
- The 54th Engineer Battalion (C) (M) 'Dagger" Battalion
Today's engineer battalion is equipped with remote controlled mine-detecting and clearing vehicles, armored vehicle launched bridges, dump trucks, armored earthmovers, and rocket-propelled explosive line charges to name just a few. The 54th Engineer Battalion was attached to the 3rd Infantry Division while in Iraq.
- M1 Panther II Mine Detection and Clearing Vehicle
The US Army Employed the old IP M1 Abrams hulls for the production of the M1 Panther for mine detection and clearing purposes. Both the Mine Clearing Blade (MCB) and the Mine Clearing Roller (MCR) can be attached to the Panther II. With the Panther II, the US Engineers received the first tank specially built to detect and clear mines.
- Urban Camouflage of the French Armor
The French are developing a new camouflage scheme for their armor in urban warfare. This new camouflage scheme consists of two large squares of gray, one of ochre and one sand-colored.
- 1:35 Scale profile of M1A1 Abrams in 'Iraqi Freedom"