Scammel Commander - Britain's Fourth Generation Tank Transporter, by Pat Ware

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Scammel Commander - Britain's Fourth Generation Tank Transporter, by Pat Ware
Published by Military Trucks Archive in 2020, 98 pages. Softback - c.21cm by 29.5cm (N8306)

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The Scammell Commander was conceived during a period of great political turmoil in Britain, spending more than 16 years in development, before finally entering service in 1984. It was essentially a product of the Cold War, designed to position British armour along the frontline between East and West. However, when the time came for action, it was in the Middle East rather than Eastern Europe. Despite being equipped with tyres better suited to the roads of West Germany, and lacking any significant off-road capacity, the mighty Commander was given a chance to show what it was made of in the sands of Kuwait and Iraq during the First Gulf War. And if this wasn't proof enough of the mighty Commander's mettle, in 1995, a number were shipped to the former Yugoslavia where they served in the UN peace­ keeping missions. With a mid-life rebuild following the punishing Gulf War, the Commander was the British Army's only heavy equipment transporter - or HET for short - for almost 20 years. And then in 2001, it was announced that it would be replaced by the US-built Oshkosh M1070F as part of a 20-year private finance initiative ... and that was the end of the military Scammel!

The book is illustrated throughout with black and white photographs