Irish Army Vehicles

transport and armour since 1922

By Karl Martin

Price €35     ISBN 0-9543413-0-9

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Completed in September 2002, this is the first book of its kind ever published on the Irish Army and is an essential reference book for anyone interested in military or Irish history, military modelling or wargaming.

With over 400 photographs, a full colour hardback cover and 152 A4 sized pages printed to the highest standard this book makes a wonderful present that will be treasured for years to come.

Vehicles covered include:

Crossley 25/30 Tender Armoured Lancia Triota Truck Rolls-Royce 1920 Pattern Armoured Car
Vickers Mk. D Tank Landsverk L60 Light Tank Leyland Armoured Car
Landsverk L180 Armoured Car Ford Mk IV, Mk V And Mk VI Armoured Cars, Ford Scout Cars
Morris-commercial CDSW Artillery Tractor Universal ('Bren') Carriers Mk I and Mk II Leyland Tiger TS6 Bus
Churchill Tank Mk VI AEC Matador Willys CJ3B Jeep
Land-Rover Series 1 to Defender Bedford RL 4 x 4 Lorry Comet A34 Tank
Scania SKPF m/42 APC Panhard AML 20, 60 and 90 Armoured Cars Panhard M3 VTT APC
Mercedes LA 911B 4 x 4 truck Mercedes LA 312 4 x 4 Workshop Leyland Buffalo 6 x 4 Holmes Wrecker
Leyland Marksman with Hydrocon 8 ton Crane Bedford MFR2 4 x 4 Lorry PARFIT Mercedes-Benz 230G
4 x 4 Ambulance
Timoney Mk III, Mk IV and Mk VI APCs Scorpion CVR(T) Light Tank Berliet TBU 15CLD 6 x 6 Recovery Truck
MAN 14.240 FAEG 4 x 4 ACMAT VLRA TPK420 SM3 Nissan Patrol with SINCGARS Radio System.
Kronenburg MAC11-7114 Airport Crash Truck MOWAG Piranha IIIH 8 x 8 IVECO Astra 8 x 8 DROPS Lorry

What the critics say:

'I would see it as a must read for all serving personnel and everyone interested not only in combat and service support vehicles but also in the overall development of the Defence Forces from its foundation.'

Lt Gen Dave Stapleton (retd.)
former Chief of Staff of the Irish Defence Forces,
'An Cosantoir',
November 2002


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'…a beautiful encyclopaedia…not just a vehicle record but a social history of the Irish Army.'

Joe Duffy
(RTE broadcaster)

'Ireland on Sunday', 3/11/2002


'The variety of vehicles covered within the book is fascinating in its own right, ranging from early Rolls Royce and Peerless armoured cars and Crossley touring cars of the 1920s, to the modern-day trucks and armoured vehicles. …an excellent book that I found both fascinating and informative and one that I know will serve me well for many years to come'.

Ian Young (Editor)
'Military Machines International', August 2003