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Fresh Target (1943) | Tank Recognition Manual

WW2 M.E.F. Tank Recognition Manual (1943)

Price £125.00 Sale


German and Italian Tanks,
AFV's, Artillery, Weapons

produced by G.H.Q., M.E.F, Cairo, August 1943

A rare original WW2 Tank, A.F.V., and enemy weapons recognition manual, published by G.H.Q., Middle East Forces, Cairo, in 1943. The manual includes details, specifications and illustrations of German, Italian, and other european tanks, AFV’s, transport, and armoured cars in use in North Africa at that time. It was a revised version of the M.E.F. publication Target (1942), and included new developments such as the German Tiger Tank. Among the enemy vehicles covered are German tanks, artillery, APC’s, anti-tank and flak weapons, and various other vehicles, uniforms, equipment and weapons of the Axis powers. There are also details of Czech and French tanks which were captured and re-used by the German army. The book is well illustrated throughout, with numerous black and white photographs.


In very good condition. The card cover is in good condition, with minor signs of use and some marks. The binding is good and secure. The text, photographs and illustrations are in very good condition, with a few marks. There are ink stamps of the 'Foreign Material Branch' to the cover and endpapers.

Published: 1943
illustrated card cover with black titling
Fully illustrated with b/w photographs
Dimensions: 110mm x 175mm
Pages: 286