Military Vehicle Commercial Publications

There are hundreds of books on the topic of military vehicles and they are more easily available than ever before thanks to the Internet, electronic copies, and other forms of distribution.

Geoffrey DeGarmo, Pratt and Whitney flight test engineer, in the Edwards Air Force Base, CA, main library.  USAF Photo
Geoffrey DeGarmo, Pratt and Whitney flight test engineer, in the Edwards Air Force Base, CA, main library. USAF Photo.

Today in WW II: 18 Nov 1940 Alfred Loomis suggests the electronic air navigation system which was later developed into LORAN [long range navigation system] at MIT.  More 
18 Nov 1941 British Eighth Army offensive in Libya, Operation Crusader.
18 Nov 1943 Intensive RAF Bomber Command attack on Berlin, Germany begins with a 440 plane mission that causes only light damage, killing 131 while RAF loses 9 aircraft and 53 aviators.
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Commercial Military Vehicle Books

Selfridge Library, U.S. Army Garrison - Michigan, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, MI
Selfridge Library, U.S. Army Garrison - Michigan, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, MI.

In addition to the original military manuals and reproductions in printed or digital format, there are many books that have been published on the topic of Military Vehicles. Some of these are about specific vehicles where there is wide public interest (e.g. the jeep or HMMWV) or are about military vehicles in general. Some are dense and technical, like maintenance manuals, and others are beautiful coffee table books of photos, a good gift for an MV oriented friend.

Here are some examples of each type of MV book:

Finding Out-of-Print Books at Amazon

There are many books on military topics which never had a very large audience. They were printed in small numbers often by fairly obscure publishers. They have been long out of print. However, Amazon.com maintains a relationship with hundreds of rare book dealers and can often get out-of-print books! So, if you know what you are looking for or if you don't, go to the Amazon.com site and search. When you come up with the title you want, go ahead and order it even if out of print. Amazon.com will look for it through their network of booksellers and will notify you when it is found. This is a very slick, valuable service and can often result in finding "impossible to find" books. Give it a try!!

Amazon.com carries many military books and videos, new and used. Amazon has many military manuals and official titles, in addition to commercial books, plus CD versions and downloadable ebooks.

The Olive-Drab.com Recommended Books, selected for special interest to the visitors to Olive-Drab.com. This page on book dealers also includes military book resources on other topics besides military vehicles as well as guidance to used book location services. And our page on military videos has a selection of the finest war movies ever made plus other video resources.

Find More Information on the Internet

There are many fine websites that have additional information on this topic, too many to list here and too many to keep up with as they come and go. Use this Google web search form to get an up to date report of what's out there.

For good results, try entering this: manuals military or army. Then click the Search button.