In the history of armoured fighting vehicles, there have been few that have been so successful or so extensively employed as the Panhard AML armoured car.
Based on the British Ferret armoured car, the French-built Panhard AML was first used in combat during the war in Algeria in the early 1960s. Thereafter the AML has fought in numerous wars, notably in Africa, up until the present day with ongoing operations against Boko Haram in Nigeria and Chad.
It also fought on the side of the Argentinians during the Falklands War in 1982, and the war on ISIS in 2016. Now with an experienced military author, who was given full and exclusive access to an AML armoured car, this is the latest modern armoured fighting vehicle to receive the Haynes treatment. The Panhard AML and Eland Enthusiasts' Manual is fully illustrated with archive photos, technical drawings and detailed photography.
This is one for those like myself with an interest in lighter, faster armoured vehicles and gives a potted overview of previous designs and their history. There are many good photographs which are especially valuable as this is a French vehicle and therefore not as well covered in books as those from the UK, the Commonwealth or the USA.
Cracking book with all the detail I was after and more. Must have for anyone interested in the 90mm gun cars and Eland 60 and 90.
Much more than I expected, covers French armoured car development and specifications. Excellent photograph selection supports the text. Plenty for modelling ideas and some war-gaming application as well.
There is tons of information and loads of great photographs of the Panhard/Eland in action. As a previous crew commander on an Eland I found this book particularly fun and informative. I will definitely use this as reference material when I get round to building a model of the eland.
I bought this as a reference to build the Tiger Models kit. A good all round publication. The book helped me identify a detail issue with the rear lights on the kit. The photographs of the restored examples are great. More if these photographs were needed for a rating of 5 stars. The text is nicely detailed and we'll researched.