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09 Mrz

Großer Zapfenstreich Panzerbrigade 12 „Oberpfalz“

In NEWS by RalphZwilling / März 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

On 6 March 2018 was invited to visit the Großer Zapfenstreich (Grand Tattoo) of Panzerbrigade 12 „Oberpfalz“ in Amberg. As part of the new Army Structure HEER2011 Panzerbrigade 12 „Oberpfalz“ will get relocated to its new garrison in Cham beginning in April 2018. The Großer Zapfenstreich was the farewell gift of the brigade to the city of Amberg which has been a military garrison for nearly 300 years.

26 Feb

Peacock Supremacy 2018

In NEWS by RalphZwilling / Februar 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

From 24 to 25 February 2018 visited the Combat Training Exercise Peacock Supremacy 2018 of the Task Force led by 45 Pantser Infanterie Bataljon Regiment Infanterie Oranje Gelderland of the 43 Gemechaniseerde Brigade at the German Army Combat Training Center in Letzlingen.

22 Feb

M1296 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle – Dragoon Operational Test

In NEWS by RalphZwilling / Februar 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

Recently had the unique opportunity to visit the operational tests of the new M1296 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle – Dragoon (ICV-D) and the M1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle – Javelin (ICV-J) with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment at the Grafenwöhr Training Area. These two vehicles were developed and are now getting fielded due to a direct request of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment for more firepower.

16 Feb

Militärfahrzeug issue 2/2018

In NEWS by RalphZwilling / Februar 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

For this issue provided reports about the new German Bridging System Leguan, the Puma AIFV with the MELLS ATGM as well as M1A2 SEP V2 Abrams MBTs of 1st Platoon, Delta Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Teams, 3rd Infantry Divisionwhile conducting the IED lanes as part of the Strong Europe Tank Challenge.

16 Feb

GTK Boxer A0/A1/A2 – Das „Mutterschiff“ der deutschen Infanterie

In NEWS by RalphZwilling / Februar 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

Recently provided Tankograd Publishing a book about the German Army GTK Boxer A0/A1/A2 vehicles.

Since the introduction of the multirole armoured wheeled vehicle GTK Boxer (nicknamed the ‘mothership of the infantry’) no other vehicle family in the Bundeswehr has seen a more intensive modernisation effort.
With the most modern ‘A2’ standard now being fielded the following variants are currently in active service: Armoured Personnel Carrier, Command Vehicle, Heavy Armoured Ambulance Vehicle and Driver Training Vehicle.
This publication covers the history of the entire Boxer-family and goes into extensive detail with its most modern production batches, the A1 and in particular the A2, with many hitherto unpublished in-detail and in-action photos.

29 Jan

Lippische Rose 2018 – Panzerbataillon 203

In NEWS by RalphZwilling / Januar 29, 2018 / 0 Comments

Recently visited the Brigade Combat Training Exercise Lippische Rose 2018 of Task Force 203rd Armor Battalion at the German Army Combat Training Center in Letzlingen.

22 Jan

New Year Reception 2018 – 10. Panzerdivision

In NEWS by RalphZwilling / Januar 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

During the New Year Reception 2018 of 10th Armour Division in Veitshöchheim on 19 January 2018, handed over the new yearbook „Armored Vehicles of the Modern German Army 2018“ to the Division Commander Major General Bernd Schütt (Photo: OSG Samuel Spiegel)

21 Jan

4/2 CR Scout Platoon Certification

In NEWS by RalphZwilling / Januar 21, 2018 / 0 Comments

On 20 January 2018 visited the Scout Platoon Certification of 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment „Saber“ near Plössberg, Germany.

14 Jan

Combat Vehicles in the Bundeswehr

In NEWS by RalphZwilling / Januar 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

Recently supported the book „Combat Vehicles in the Bundeswehr“ of our friend Chun-Min Huang with high quality photos of Bundeswehr vehicles.

30 Dez

Helicopters in Special Operations

In NEWS by RalphZwilling / Dezember 30, 2017 / 0 Comments

Recently K-ISOM published the book „Helicopters in Special Operations“ (ISBN 978-3-981-5795-5-0) of our friend Christian Rastätter with some of our photos.