Classic Military Vehicle - August 2018

£4.70 (Approx $5.86 or €5.32)



US Army Assault Training Center
Vicky Turner heads to the Devon D-Day event and follows in the footsteps of the men who trained for the Normandy landings at Saunton Sands

Special Report - Wartime in the Vale
Now in its eleventh year, this show keeps on getting bigger and better

A Moderate Idea of Speed
Tim Gosling delves into the history of the Foden Steam Wagon

Trailer Queen
Looking at Land Rover’s military Lightweight which celebrates its 50th birthday this year. Louise Limb talks to one owner from Cornwall’s MVT

A German LKII - Resurrected
One of the first tanks delivered to Sweden in 1921 has been restored and is now the oldest running German-produced tank in the world

Panthers in Disguise
In 1944 Hitler orchestrated an elaborate plan to fool the Allies by ‘faking’ British and American tanks

Fitted For Radio
Charlie Stemp explains how a group of electrical engineers worked out how to convert Land Rovers from 12 to 24v

A Day in the Life of a Tank Driver
A collection of photographs giving a rare insight into a Soviet tank unit in the 1960s and 1970s

Family Tradition and a Chevrolet G7116 Dump Truck
The Martin family can trace their interest in military vehicles back four generations


News and letters, questions and competitions from the past month

Military Vehicle Market
Vehicles sold or for sale and the low-down on current pricing

Museum of the Month
Playing a Blinder; David Garden visits Musée de Blindés – Saumur Tank Museum

On the Shelf
New releases available now, read and reviewed

Collectable Books
We look back at two old books, because old books are nice

Event Calendar
Make sure you don’t miss the best that the latter half of 2018 has to offer

Event Reports
This month we’ve been in Oxfordshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Austria and Northumberland

Fifty years of the Lightweight - or air-portable - Land Rover

Echoes of War
Isigny-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, 1944