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REFORGER 85 Central Guardian

ISBN Number:
Monday, November 2, 2020
Tankograd Publishing
Retail Price:
24.00 USD
Reviewed By:
Mike Petty

REFORGER 85 Central Guardian

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In January 1985, the US Army conducted a cold-weather, multinational training exercise named Central Guardian in Germany.  This exercise was part of REFORGER 85.  The purpose of this exercise was to rehearse the capacity of US Army forces to reinforce Europe and to fight in adverse weather conditions.  Central Guardian involved the participation of 72,521 troops, 6,938 tracked and 16,531 wheeled vehicles, and 611 helicopters.

About This Book:


Pages:  64 pages

Format:  Tankograd standard

Illustrated with 120 color photographs, 12 black and white photographs and 5 graphics.

The text is written in German and English. 


The text in this publication provides nine pages of detailed information about all aspects of this exercise.  Photographs take up the remainder of this publication and provide an excellent mixture of color and black and white images capturing the exercise. These photographs are generally very crisp and pick up great details.  A number of these photographs clearly depict the types of winter weather conditions during this exercise.  The photographs of vehicles in the field during these weather conditions should help modelers replicate vehicles in winter settings.

The following are a sample of the photographs from this book:

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Pros:  I’m a real fan of Tankograd books.  Over the years I’ve been able to develop quite a collection of their publications on various topics.  The English text is beautifully written, easy to read and understand.  The color and black and white picture image quality and selection is particularly good and greatly enhance the descriptions in the text.  These provide the modeler with some great detail and weathering pictures

Cons:  None

Highly Recommended for Beginner to Advanced builders.

Thanks goes out to Tankograd Publishing for this review book.

Reviewed by Mike Petty, 1st VP

AMPS Central Virginia


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