Book Alert: IHS Jane’s Land Warfare Platforms AFVs

download (2)For the tank enthusiast who really wants to impress his friends and has far too much disposable income, allow us to suggest the IHS Jane’s Land Warfare Platforms: Armoured Fighting Vehicles Yearbook.  Written by Christopher Foss, this book provides descriptions and technical data for over 430 land warfare platforms from over 60 countries and the newest edition will be released on July 10, 2015.  All for the low low price of $1025.00!  If that is not enough to impress your friends, then may we recommend also getting the Land Warfare Platforms Yearbook set, which includes the AFV Yearbook, the Artillery & Air defense Yearbook, the Logistics, Support & Unmanned Vehicles Yearbook and the System Upgrades Yearbook.  The 2013-2014 edition will only set you back a mere $3123.75.

Obviously, these books are typically only purchased by government and industry and are well outside the price range of the typical armor enthusiast.  However, since these books are published annually, older copies can sometimes be found for reasonable prices online.  While not up to date, these older editions still contain a great deal of information that will interest  tank and AFV enthusiasts.  Here at Tank and AFV, our copy of 1992-1993 AFV Retrofit Systems gets thumbed through regularly for information.  Early 90’s copies of the AFV Retrofit Systems book can be found for as little as $15.99.  Jane’s also publishes a Tank Recognition Guide written by Christopher Foss intended for the general public.