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Alvis Saladin

The Saladin had a protracted development before going into production in 1958. It entered service a year later and served in all parts of the world. In …

Alvis Scorpion

This armoured close reconnaissance vehicle is part of a family of tracked light armoured vehicles built for the British Army during the 1970s. The RAF Regiment used …

Volkswagen Beetle

Production of the “People’s Car” began briefly in 1939 but stopped during the Second World War (1939 – 1945). Major Ivan Hirst of the British Army restarted …

Centurion

The Centurion came into service just too late to see combat in the Second World War, but combat use in Korea, Vietnam and the Middle-East Arab-Israeli wars …

Krauss-Maffei Leopard 1

During the Cold War, West Germany designed and manufactured two main battle tanks. The Leopard 1 was the first of these successful designs and was an unqualified …

BMC Mini

The Mini was launched in 1959 to compete with the popular “bubble car”. Excellent handling compensated for the low power and success was achieved in motor sport. …

Opel Senator 2.8i

The Senators operated by British Commanders-in-Chief Mission to the Soviet Forces in Germany (BRIXMIS) were intended to look normal but had in fact been heavily modified to …

BMP-1

The Russian BMP-1 went into production in the early 1960’s and marked an important departure from previous armoured personnel carriers. Not just an infantry carrier, it provided …

Remotec Wheelbarrow Mk.7

The second half of the Cold War saw a major increase in urban terrorism. The Wheelbarrow is a remotely controlled bomb disposal vehicle designed to allow a …

Sachsenring Trabant

With a growing demand for car ownership in the Eastern Bloc, the Trabant evolved from earlier designs as a car for the people. Steel was in short …