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Militär Fahrzeug 1-2015
Militär Fahrzeug 1-2015
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by: Darren Baker [ CMOT ]

Introduction

Tankograd Publishing has released the first edition of their quarterly magazine for 2015. Armorama has been sent a copy of Militär Fahrzeug 1-2015 to provide our members with a look inside.

Review

Militär Fahrzeug is a quarterly magazine from Tankograd Publishing. The text in this magazine is entirely in German which may deter some from looking these magazines up. I will admit that if you are unable to read German you will miss out on a lot of the information contained in this magazine, but the pictorial information between its covers looking at a broad range of subjects should have enough appeal to satisfy most modellers. The range of subjects covered can also make Militär Fahrzeug a cheap source of reference material as Tankograd Publishing often provide some of the images from their range of new releases as short segments.

This edition of Militär Fahrzeug is printed on thinner paper than the usual publications from Tankograd Publishing; however the paper stock is a glossy paper which does promote the pictures very well. This edition has 56 pages bound in a card cover which should keep the magazine in good order after the reader has thumbed through it. Inside you will find features on the:
  • Neuer LKW Iveco 15 t 8x8 FSA
  • Sherman Self Propelled Assault Bridge
  • Fallschirmjäger Battalion 261
  • Panzer Regt 10
  • Netherlands Armoured Forces
  • M3A3 BFIST
  • Type 10TK
  • 28cm Morser
  • Manitou MHT 950L Fork truck


All of these articles are accompanied with very high quality photographs, and that includes the black and white images from World War 2.

Conclusion

While taking into account that many of you reading this will not be able to read German, I still urge you to give this publication a look before dismissing it out of hand. The cost of €8.95 is not excessive and they do have some excellent reference material between the covers. I would like to see this printed in English, or at the very least the captions printed in both German and English to maximise the appeal to those who don’t read German, but are still interested in what this magazine has to offer.
SUMMARY
Highs: A good selection of high quality photographs in the magazine.
Lows: Being in German only harms its appeal.
Verdict: Well worth a look and giving it a chance.
  Scale: N/A
  Mfg. ID: Nr. 1-2015
  Suggested Retail: €8.95
  PUBLISHED: Dec 11, 2014
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.16%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.19%

Our Thanks to Tankograd Publishing!
This item was provided by them for the purpose of having it reviewed on this KitMaker Network site. If you would like your kit, book, or product reviewed, please contact us.

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About Darren Baker (CMOT)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

I have been building model kits since the early 70’s starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70’s, I have had lots of opportunitie...

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