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.
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.
This is a great book, not only detailing the AML60, 90 and Eland armoured cars but explaining the development of the French armoured cars from WW1 to the present day and even its relationship to the ferret. It is profusely illustrated and is an ideal book for the armour enthusiast as opposed to a workshop manual. I thoroughly recommend it.
Very informative, I have a son who is an ex Noddy car squad leader in S.W.A. So it brings back memories.