Taming the Landmine

Taming the Landmine is about the advances made in the design of mine protected vehicles in Rhodesia and South Africa from World War I to the 1980s.
Stiff, Peter
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Book title: Taming the Landmine
Author: Peter Stiff
Type: Military History
Publisher: Galago
Cape Town, South Africa 1986
ISBN 0947020047 / ISBN 0-9470-2004-7
Hardcover, dustjacket, 25 x 33 cm, 128 pages, more thatn 300 b/w-photos


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About: Taming the Landmine

Taming the Landmine is an excellent illustrated book on the development of landmine-protected vehicles. After the initial section on early armoured vehicles and their protective capabilities, the book focuses on the development through trial, error and experience of mine protected vehicles firstly in Rhodesia in response to the terrorist mining campaign and then in South Africa as the threat escalated. It provides a large number of photographs of the various vehicles that were developed and used, ending with the actual South African mine-protected armoured fighting vehicles which are some of the best available in the world. This told for the first time, is the remarkable story of those developments as well as the historical events that shaped them. All in all Taming the Landmine s a very good read while the accompanying photos really make the book.

Content: Taming the Landmine

1914: The Escalation of Response
Before And During World War 2
Waiting For World War 3
Rhodesia: The Escalating Bush War
Rhodesian War: The Monocoque Vehicle
Rhodesian War: The Pookie
Rhodesian War: Specialist Army Vehicles
Rhodesian War: Anti-Ambush Devices
South Africa and South West Africa:
The Terrorist Landmine
South Africa: The Buffel
The Casspir
South Africa: Mid 1980s And The Future

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