Technicals: Non-Standard Tactical Vehicles from the Great Toyota War to modern Special Forces: New Vanguard, cartea 257

Autor Leigh Neville Ilustrat de Peter Dennis
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 19 apr 2018
Over the last 30 years, the 'technical' or armed pick-up truck has become arguably the most ubiquitous military land vehicle of modern warfare. Harking back to the armed Jeeps and Chevrolet trucks of the SAS and Long Range Desert Group in North Africa in World War II, the world's first insurgent technicals were those of the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army in Algeria in the late 1970s, followed by the Chadian use of technical in the so-called Toyota War against Libya. Since then, technicals have seen use in Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, as well as being used by Western and Russian Special Forces.Fully illustrated with commissioned artwork and providing rigorous analysis, this is the first history of how this deceptively simple fighting vehicle has been used and developed in conflicts worldwide.
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ISBN-13: 9781472822512
ISBN-10: 147282251X
Pagini: 48
Dimensiuni: 184 x 248 x 6 mm
Greutate: 0.14 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Osprey Publishing
Seria New Vanguard

Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom


They shot to fame in 1987 when Chadian Toyota Hilux technicals armed with anti-tank missiles defeated an army of modern Libyan tanks using innovative tactics - resulting in the war becoming known as the 'Toyota War'.

Notă biografică

Leigh Neville is an Australian national who has written many books on modern warfare and special operations forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, their weapons and their vehicles. He has also consulted on military topics for several wargame companies and television documentary makers. He lives in Sydney with his wife and two dogs. He can be contacted via his website at


IntroductionOriginsThe Toyota WarSomalia: The Rise of the TechnicalThe Taliban's APC: Afghanistan 2001 onwardsThe Men of Sacrifice: Iraq 2003The Libyan Civil WarThe Endless War: Iraq and Syria 2011 onwardsBack to Africa: Mali, Sudan, Somalia, YemenPimp my Hilux: Special Operations Forces Pick-upsBibliographyIndex