A Review of: “South African Armoured Vehicles: A History of Innovation and Excellence” by Dr Dewald Venter
South African Armoured Vehicles provides a detailed 13 chapters description of the armoured vehicles by providing the armour development, design features such as endurance and logistics, vehicle layout, protection, fire control system, mobility and the operational history. This detailed descriptions are meant to help the reader understand the difference between the vehicles, as well as why there was a need to upgrade the vehicles from time to time. This is an excellent book that provides both introductory and in-depth analysis of the SA military vehicles as well as providing an Illustration of over 100 authentic photographs and more than two dozen custom-drawn colour profiles of the armoured vehicles. This is an amazingly detailed read and indispensable source of reference for anyone who is interested in the historical development of the SA military vehicles.