Alan Ranger

Was educated mostly in the UK,

He started his carrier in the Royal Engineer's Regiment of the British Army.

Since then specializing in turbines from the early 1980's on he has been involved in various engineering projects around the world for a number of major global companies.

He has had a number of books and articles published over the years mostly industry related but has also has been published before in this field with books published by Model Art of Japan.

He is a collector of World War II Militaria and has also accumulated a large collection of original period photographs on this subject matter.

His interests are centred around World War II history in general, specializing in the vehicles both soft skin and armoured as used by the German and Japanese armed forces during the conflict. 

As he now approaches retirement employed as a Project Development Manager by Europe's major Turbine manufacturer he looks forward to devoting more time to his interests including writing many more books based upon this subject matter.

  • 07 Hotchkiss through German lens
    Hotchkiss H35 & H39. Through A German Len
    Książka w j. angielskim
    This new photo-album in the ""Camera On"" series contains over 90 photographs of the French cavalry tank developed prior to WWII. The Hotchkiss H35 or Char leger modele 1935 H was a slow but well-armoured light infantry support tank but was rejected by the infantry and instead adopted by the cavalry.
  • 06 Einheits Diesel trucks
    The Einheits-Diesel
    Książka w j. angielskim.
    This new photo-album in the ""Camera On"" series contains over 100 photographs of the leichter gelandegangiger Lastkraftwagen "Einheitsdiesel" (Standard Diesel Lorry). The development of the standard lorry for the German military started in 1934. It was planned to develop vehicles with 2, 3 and 4 axles with payloads of 1.5,...
  • 05 Sd.Kfz. 10 small
    Sd.Kfz. 10 Leichter Zugkraftwagen 1t
    This new photo-album in the Camera On series contains over 140 photographs of the Sd.Kfz. 10 Leichter Zugkraftwagen 1.t. The Sd.Kfz. 10 was developed as a towing vehicle for light loads like the 37mm Pak 36/37, the 2cm Flak 30/38 and the Heavy Infantry howitzer Sigg 33 plus a myriad...
  • 01 Sd.Kfz. 6
    Sd.Kfz. 6 Mittlerer Zugkfraftwagen 5t
    During WW2, the German armed forces were the greatest user of half-track vehicles. Such vehicles were used in the Wehrmacht, Luftwaffe and Waffen-SS, where they served as personnel carriers, tractors, combat engineering vehicles, as well as self-propelled carriage of anti-aircraft and anti-tank guns.
  • 02 Sd.Kfz. 7 small
    Sd.Kfz. 7 Mittlerer Zugkraftwagen 8t
    During WW2, the German armed forces were the greatest user of half-track vehicles. Such vehicles were used in the Wehrmacht, Luftwaffe and Waffen-SS, where they served as personnel carriers, tractors, combat engineering vehicles, as well as self-propelled carriages for anti-aircraft and anti-tank guns. Sd. Kfz.
  • 04 German Horse Power front
    German Horse Power
    This new photo album, one of first in the MMP/Stratus "Camera On" series, contains 180+ photos of the horse-drawn elements of the German ground forces.
  • 03 dunkirk ver 2
    Dunkirk 1940, Through a German Lens
    This new photo album, one of first in the Camera On series, contains over 200 photographs of the Battle for Dunkirk - from the German perspective. The photos, mostly unpublished before now, are from German sources including private snaps taken by German soldiers.

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