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February 2, 2012 12:00 AM

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Hammerfest-Perth
02-Feb-2012 01:07

Hers my five:
1. Ships of the Allied and Axis Arctic forces
2. Tanks, Armored Cars, and Self-Propelled Guns of the Neutral Countries of Europe 1939-1945- Portugal, Turkey, Sweden, Switzerland, and Ireland
3. WWII Russian Light and Fast Tanks
4. Tankettes
5. WWII German Heavy Artillery- The "Karl-Gerät" 600mm and "Schwerer Gustav" 800mm Classes

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CMB
02-Feb-2012 01:20

Here are my picks:

1. Flower Class Corvettes of WW II
2. British Frigates of the Napoleonic Wars
3. French Frigates of the Napoleonic Wars
4. German Artillery Half Tracks and Prime Movers 1939-45
5. German Heavy Mortars of WW I (Big Bertha, etc.)

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PTB
02-Feb-2012 04:19

1. German Field Artillery 1939-1945
2. MAS Torpedo Boat 1939-1945
3. AB 40, 41, 43 Armored Cars, including AS-42
4. WW2 Marder series of SP guns
5. Ferret Armored Car

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MarkL
02-Feb-2012 05:16

Here's my list:
1. Valentine Tank
2. French tanks of WW2 (maybe a two volume set like the upcoming Italian tanks)
3.British Humber Armored Car
4. Russian BT tanks
5. Italian Submarines of WW2

I'd love to see something on the A9, A10, A13 and the Mk VI light tank but there might not be a book or interest in all of them.

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Colin G. Upton
02-Feb-2012 06:45

New vanguard
1. River Gunboats of WW1
In WW 1 River gunboats played a significant part in campaigns in Mesopotamia, Africa, the Danube and post-war on the Volga during the Russian Civil War.

2. 19th Centaury African Colonial River Gunboats
For Europeans the great rivers of the African continent were often a highway into the interior.
River boats were central to the British campaign in the Sudan and the French in Dahomey not just for supply and communication but as floating gun platforms.

3. Napoleonic Prussian Artillery
After 1806 Prussia had to rebuild their artillery arm virtually from scratch, how did they do it? What’s the difference between a “light” and a “heavy” 6PDR?

4. 19th Centaury Artillery Rockets
The British (and for awhile, the Austrians) pioneered the artillery rocket in Europe and while a minor part of any nations arsenal it did develop over the centaury and was seen on many battlefields: Liepzig, numerous colonial campaigns, the Carlist Wars and lest we forget the “rockets red glare” from the War of 1812.

5. The Military Bicycle
The bicycle has a surprisingly long military history, beginning with experiments with American “coloured” troops it became something of a fad amongst 19th volunteer units by WW1 whole battalions were mounted on bicycles. During WW2 the bicycle was the secret weapon of the Japanese invasion of Malaysia and later played it’s part on Vietnam’s legendary Ho Chi Min trail.

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ASM
02-Feb-2012 07:55

I my opinion the greatest gab in general is newer non US subjects!
Here is a few:
1. Puma helicopter
2. BTR APC
3. Mi-28 Havoc helicopter
4. AMX-30 MBT
5. AS 90 SPG

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laurent14
02-Feb-2012 08:02

1. Flower class corvettes of ww2
2. IJN destroyers ( in my opinion two books at least )
3. US anti-aircraft artillery of ww2
4. Jagdpanther
5. Sd.Fkz Puma

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ASM
02-Feb-2012 08:02

I my opinion the greatest gab in general is newer non US subjects!
Here is a few:
1. Puma helicopter
2. BTR APC
3. Mi-28 Havoc helicopter
4. AMX-30 MBT
5. AS 90 SPG

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AdamC
02-Feb-2012 09:01

Right then! My five are rather tank heavy I’m afraid but they are significant gaps in the series none the less;

1. Valentine – How has this very significant British infantry tank missed coverage so far? All the other British tanks of WWII have been covered yet the most produced one hasn’t!!! It saw action from North Africa to the Russian Front and was still around in N W West Europe as a gun tank right up until the end of the war not to mention the numerous specialist variants.
2. Whippet – The “other” British tank of WWI. The MkI through V rhomboids have been well covered but the fast cavalry replacement with its whopping 8mph top speed has been over looked. Its service on the Western Front is well worth a look not to mention its use post war both at home and abroad in Russia and even in Japan.
3. French Light Tanks of WWII – The first in a two volume work. This book would cover the FT-17, H-35, H-38, H-39 & R-35 light tanks and their use from the battles in France in 1940 to their continued use in North Africa and the Middle East, the Balkans and even Western Europe in 1944-45.
4. French Medium/Heavy Tanks of WWII – The second volume covering French tanks would look at the Char B1, S35, Char D1 & D2 and possibly even the enormous Char 2C.
5. T-26 1931-1945 – Ok so you have covered the T-34 and KV-1 but what about the rest??? The T-26 was one, if not the, most numerous tank in the world during the 1930s with action in the Far East against the Japanese and in Spain. It also formed the bulk of Soviet tank forces during the early fighting on the Eastern Front from the summer of 1941. A much used and sadly overlooked tank!

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albertomv
02-Feb-2012 09:07

Well here come mines:

1. The Age of Galleys: Naval Warfare in Ancient Age (birreme, penteconter, trirreme, liburna, dromon, ...)
2. Celtic War Chariot
3. Scythed chariot
4. Bombard and siege cannons of Late Middle Ages
5. Greek Fire

Maybe it would be good a book about War Chariot (similar to War elephant NVG 150) including: sumerian battle wagons, hittite and egyptian chariots, persian scythed chariots, ratha-indian chariots-,pinyin-chinese chariots-, celtic chariots and finally, roman and greek chariots). Then I positioned it in 2º place.

There are very few titles in New Vanguard Series in Ancient Age period.

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Fomalexieich
02-Feb-2012 09:29

I support the suggestions on
1. Military Bicycle
2. 19th Century Artillery Rockets
3. WW1 River Gunboats
My own suggestions are
4. WW2 German trucks
5. South African & Rhodesian Armoured Vehicles 1960-1990

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Frido
02-Feb-2012 11:23

1. M113 APC
2. WWII German Heavy Artillery- The "Karl-Gerät" 600mm and "Schwerer Gustav" 800mm Classes
3. IJN destroyers
4. German Field Artillery 1939-1945
5. German Panzerjägers

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mdaniels
02-Feb-2012 12:18

First a question: will helicopters still be covered by New Vanguard or in Air Vanguard? If the former, then the Chinook is an obvious gap (arguably the most important military helicopter not yet covered).

Otherwise:
1) I second the 'Whippet' suggestion - only major WW1 tank not covered yet (that I'm aware of);
2) Soviet Submarines of World War 2
3) Italian Submarines of World War 2
4) Iron Age & Classical War Chariots
5) Ocean-going (non-ironclad) warships of the US Civil War - only US Civil War naval subject not yet covered

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mdaniels
02-Feb-2012 12:23

First a question: will helicopters still be covered by New Vanguard or in Air Vanguard? If the former, then the Chinook is an obvious gap (arguably the most important military helicopter not yet covered).

Otherwise:
1) I second the 'Whippet' suggestion - only major WW1 tank not covered yet (that I'm aware of);
2) Soviet Submarines of World War 2
3) Italian Submarines of World War 2
4) Iron Age & Classical War Chariots
5) Ocean-going (non-ironclad) warships of the US Civil War - only US Civil War naval subject not yet covered

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mdaniels
02-Feb-2012 12:23

First a question: will helicopters still be covered by New Vanguard or in Air Vanguard? If the former, then the Chinook is an obvious gap (arguably the most important military helicopter not yet covered).

Otherwise:
1) I second the 'Whippet' suggestion - only major WW1 tank not covered yet (that I'm aware of);
2) Soviet Submarines of World War 2
3) Italian Submarines of World War 2
4) Iron Age & Classical War Chariots
5) Ocean-going (non-ironclad) warships of the US Civil War - only US Civil War naval subject not yet covered

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Railok
02-Feb-2012 13:18

1. M113 APC.
2. Military Bicycle.
3. T-26.
4. Valentine tank.
5. BTR APC.

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john k
02-Feb-2012 14:18

My suggestions
Valentine Tank and derivatives
A9, A10 and A13 Tanks
Vickers Tanks of the 1920's and 30's
Marmon-Herrington Armoured Cars from South Africa and Tanks from USA
British Armoured Cars of WWII
Soviet T26 Tank
Soviet PT76 Tank
French Tanks since WWII
French Tanks of WWII
German and Austrian Artillery of WWI
German and Italian Artillery of WWII
British Destroyers from 1920 to1950
John K

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Orlando
02-Feb-2012 16:10

1. Portuguese Renaissance Warships 1498-1580
2. Byzantine Warships
3. Roman Warships
4. South African wheeled AFVs
5. French Battleships of World War II

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Subrt
02-Feb-2012 16:25

1. French tanks of WWII
2. LT-38 and selfpropelled guns on its basis
3. Soviet light and fast tanks of WWII
4. Soviet armoured cars of WWII
5. German artillery of WWII

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GI Gene
02-Feb-2012 16:45

1-American Air-Sea Rescue Boats of World War II

2-Allied Clandestine Maritime Craft of World War II (Specially modified PT Boats and MTB's that dropped off agents, X-Craft, Chariots, etc)

3- Valentine Tank

4-German Heavy Artillery of WWII- (Karl Gerät 600mm , Schwerer Gustav 800mm)

5-Soviet Submarines of World War II

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wardog
02-Feb-2012 17:29

1 Soviet PT 76 tank
2 Soviet Subs of WW2
3 French Tanks of WW2
4 British Escort Frigates of the world wars
5 French battleships of WW2

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Colonial Boy
02-Feb-2012 17:40

Soviet Lend-Lease Tanks
Captured Tanks in German Service
Captured Tanks in Soviet Service
French AMX series (admittedly did badly in a past vote)
Leopard 2 Update

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hobbe62
02-Feb-2012 20:29

1.US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1post-WW2 classes 1945-1975 (Forrestal and Enterprise)
2 British Cruisers 1920-1945 (Heavy and Light)
3. Bofors 40 mm
4. AT /multi-role weapons. both rocket-propelled and recoilless (covering for example the German Panzerfaust, and Panzershreck, the American bazooka, the British PIAT, the Soviet/Russian Sagger and different RPG variants, the Swedish Carl-Gustav 84mm and AT4.

I also like the suggested titles Byzantine Warships, French Battleships of WW2, German Heavy Artillery of WW2, Artillery Rockets (19th as well as 20th Century)

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hobbe62
02-Feb-2012 20:34

1.US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1post-WW2 classes 1945-1975 (Forrestal and Enterprise)
2 British Cruisers 1920-1945 (Heavy and Light)
3. Bofors 40 mm
4. AT /multi-role weapons. both rocket-propelled and recoilless (covering for example the German Panzerfaust, and Panzershreck, the American bazooka, the British PIAT, the Soviet/Russian Sagger and different RPG variants, the Swedish Carl-Gustav 84mm and AT4.

I also like the suggested titles Byzantine Warships, French Battleships of WW2, German Heavy Artillery of WW2, Artillery Rockets (19th as well as 20th Century)

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AlistairD
02-Feb-2012 21:01

1. M113 APC
2. The BTR series
3. French tanks of WWII
4. The Saracen and Saladin
5. The ZSU-23-4

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SJay
02-Feb-2012 21:44

1) British Mark A (Whippet) Tank
2) WW I River Gunboats
3) M113 APC
4) WW I Monitors
5) US older model battleships 1914-1945

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Hammerfest-Perth
02-Feb-2012 22:30

I would also like to support WWII french tanks, T-26 tank, and Whippet tank.

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baldyman
02-Feb-2012 23:58

Right then - here goes:
1. Russian Light & Fast Tanks
2.French 75mm Artillery piece
3.British Napoleonic Frigates
4.Allied & Axis SPGs
5.French Tanks of WWII
And a wild card

The Camel at war (you did elephants - why not Camels!)

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three
03-Feb-2012 00:51

Here's ny five
1) LCT 1 to 4, and 8 plus LCTgun,rocket,and flak supprt craft
2)Landing Ship Dock
3) Attack personel and cargo ships - APA and AKA
4) British and Japanese desroyers of WW2
5)Escort carriers and their aircraft

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1830
03-Feb-2012 01:16

Hello

My best 5 for New Vanguard:

1- French Armor of WWII Part 1 (Heavy and Medium Tanks) and Part 2 (Light Tanks and Armored Cars)
2- Russian BT Series Tanks
3- WWII Soviet Field Artillery
4- WWII German SP Artillery (Wespe & Hummel)
5- WWI German Rail Guns (like "Grand Bertha")

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Colin G. Upton
03-Feb-2012 01:43

I know, I know i've already made my suggestions (which I stick by) but if I may I wanted to support some of the other people's suggestions!
1. Byzantine Warships
2. Roman Warships
3. The Whippet
4. Iron age & classical war chariots
5. Ocean going warships of the ACW

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Sulla
03-Feb-2012 09:15

As other people have already suggested, An NV title on pre-20th century rocketry would be great! Chinese rocketry, Mysore rockets, Congreve rockets, Hales rockets...I'ld definitely buy a book like that!
Also, I wonder if it would be possible to publish an NV title on war camels, kind of similar to the one on war elephants.

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Enormous Stilton
03-Feb-2012 10:51

1. Jagdpanzer IV
2. T-64 MBT
3. Cold war Soviet submarines (2 volume series for attack and SSBN)
4. BTR 60/70/80 series
5. M113 APC

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Württemberger
03-Feb-2012 13:37

in general, there's lots of possibilities with napoleonic naval titles.

1. Roman warships
2. Byzantine warships
3. French Napoleonic Ships of the Line
4. Spanish Napoleonic Ships of the Line
5. Iron Age War Chariots (Celts, Chinese, Central Asian, Indian, Persian)

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Sulla
03-Feb-2012 14:52

Iron age war chariots...brilliant idea! Would make an excellent follow-up to the already existing title on bronze age war chariots.

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CMB
03-Feb-2012 19:04

I'd like to express my support for the Valentine Tank (and not because Valentine's Day is just around the corner), Rhodesian armoured vehicles, and ACW ocean-going ships.

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murphac
03-Feb-2012 20:41

1) War Galleys in the Baltic Sea
2) "Technicals" Improvised Military Vehicles
3) Mechanical Machine Guns: i.e. the Gatling, Nordenfelt, Gardner, etc.
4) ACW Ocean-Going Warships.
5) French Napoleonic Ships of the Line

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Robert Inns
04-Feb-2012 16:37

WW2 German field artillery
RN Destroyers Vol 1 pre war classes, Vol2 twin turret Tribals onwards Vol3 single turret wartime classes
Japanese destroyers WW2
RN light cruisers suggest 2 volumes
US escort carriers

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Gaiiten
05-Feb-2012 16:50

I would like to propose the following:

* De rebus bellicis - a 4th or 5th century anonymous work about war machines either used or should be used by the Roman army of the time.
* Ancient Cataphract & Clibinarii - ancient tanks
* Dromons
* Greek Fire

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albertomv
06-Feb-2012 07:35

I´d like to lend my support to "Ancient Cataphract & Clibinarii - ancient tanks" and, of course, Iron Age chariots Roman Warship, Bizantine Warship (there are already included in my proposals)

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Darren
06-Feb-2012 10:42

5 I would like to see:

1. 105mm L118 Light Gun (L119, M119 & Hemel Gun)
2. 105mm M2a2 Howitizer
3. 105mm M56 Pack Howitizer
4. British Surface to Air missiles
5. 40mm Bofors AA Gun

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Eisenhammer
07-Feb-2012 22:33

Here are my picks (basically seconds):
River Gunboats of WW1 (or earlier!)
AMX-30 MBT
Bombards and Other Early Gunpowder Artillery
War Galleys of the Baltic
AMX-13 Light Tank

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Shrike58
08-Feb-2012 00:47

My suggestions:
1. PT-76
2. BT fast tanks
3. World War II Italian field artillery
4. The "Technical"
5. Field Gatling guns

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xavierb
08-Feb-2012 01:24

Hi all:
My suggestions

1) Katyushas and post war Soviet rocket artillery
2) Leopard 1 and 2 at war (aka Afghanistan)
3) Mowag family at peace and at war (at least a 3 volume series)
4) post war 105 and 155 mm howitzers
5) T90 family: Russian and export models

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KenA
08-Feb-2012 09:46

Here's a few suggestions:
1. British Battleships [Dreadnoughts] 1914-1918 (Probably 2 Vols);
Covering HMS Dreadnought launched in 1906 on;
2. British Battleships [Pre-Dreadnoughts] - say mid-1890s on;
3. French Battleships and Battlecruisers 1914-1945; and
4. A reprint of Long Range Desert Group 1940-1945 (NV32).
KenA

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Tosk
08-Feb-2012 13:38

My five suggestions:

1. MRAP Vehicles (1972-2012)
2. M-41 Walker Bulldog Light Tank (1953-2000)
3. Italian MAS Torpedo Boat (1939-1945)
4. Italian Submarines of World War II (1939-1945)
5. T-26 Tank (1931-1945)

Extra:

6. Puma Utility Helicopter (1960-2012)

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B.
08-Feb-2012 17:03

Here are my for favourite:

1. Byzantine dromon
2. Medieval galley of the italian sea republics
3. Medieval muslim navy
4. Hanseatic ships

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Darren
08-Feb-2012 20:29

Reading allot of the sugestions is there a case for a Maritime vanguard series?

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Osprey_GP
08-Feb-2012 20:34

1. British Destroyers (2 Volumes) (Pre WW2 Classes & WW2 Classes)
2. British Light Cruisers (WW2)
3. Japanese Destroyers (WW2) (2 Volumes)
4. American Heavy Cruisers (WW2)
5. French Battleships & Battlecruisers (WW2)

Although i have both naval & army vanguard titles i generally find the naval titles more interesting and make a point of picking them up ASAP.

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TR
11-Feb-2012 08:28

1- Roman Warships
2- Ancient Cataphract & Clibinarii (Ancient tanks)
3- Bombard and Siege Cannons of the Middle Ages
4- Field Gatling Guns
5- Byzantine Warships And Greek Fire

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jimpern
12-Feb-2012 23:58

My list:
1. American Pre-Dreadnought Battleships BB-1 to BB-25
2. Soviet Medium & Heavy Tanks 1930-1941 (T-28, T-35 etc)
3. British Pre-Dreadnought Battleships 1889-1906
4. Union Frigates of the Civil War
5. Soviet Conventionally-Powered Submarines Post WW II

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28thfoot
13-Feb-2012 22:40

My five:

1.) FV432 series.
2.) Ferret Scout Car.
3) Saladin & Saracen
4.) Valentine Tank.
5.) Westland Lynx

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Chris P
16-Feb-2012 02:04

I'd like to see an New Vanguard title on the smaller american utility vehicles of the Vietnam war. It could include the jeeps, the Military mule, and the M37 3/4-ton truck.

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three
17-Feb-2012 00:25

Here's five:
(1)Modern wheeled APC-spanish,italian,brazilian,soviet,sth african&chinese
(2)Heavy lift helicopters-CH53/64;Mil26,Chinook&european
(3)Transport aircraft-C47/Ju52 through to C130/An24?
(4)Arm. recovery veh./wreckers/tank transporters
(5)Bailey /military bridges-US&Germ. pontoon br. /mullberry harbour

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Frowster
25-Aug-2012 13:49

1. A-10 Thunderbolt II
2. Arleigh Burke class destroyers
3. Ka-50 Black Shark / Ka-52 Alligator
4. Leclerc Main Battle Tank
5. Mi-28N Havoc


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