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.

  • 23 Staff Cars in germany Vol. 2
    Camera ON No. 23 Staff Cars in Germany WW2 Vol. 2:
    tekst w j. angielskim
    This latest photo-album in the ""Camera On"" series contains 150 more photographs of private cars adapted for military use by the German forces during WWII. The remainder of the Opel motor company major production types are covered - the car types that were not covered in volume 1 - such...
  • 22 Krupp Protze lorry
    Camera On No 22 Krupp Protze Lorry
    Tekst w j. angielskim
    The L 2 H 43 and L 2 H 143, better known by the nickname given to it by the troops that used it "Krupp-Protze"" (Krupp Boxer), was a specialized multi-purpose designed six-wheeled 6x4 (six wheel, 4 wheel drive) German light off road truck and artillery tractor produced between 1934...
  • 21 4 wheeled armoured cars
    Camera ON 21 4-Wheeled Armoured Cars in Germany WW2
    Tekst w j. angielskim
    Germany was at the forefront of the development of armoured cars during the First World War. In the early 1920s, the "Zusatz von Bologne" which was an amendment to the Treaty of Versailles allowed the German Army to produce armoured cars primarily for policing duties and eventually this gave rise...
  • 17 Sd.Kfz. 7 cz. 2
    Camera On 17 Sd.Kfz. 7 Mittlerer Zugkraftwagen 8t vol. 2
    Tekst w j. angielskim
    This new photo album is number 17 in the MMPBooks/Stratus "Camera On" series and is the second volume on the Sd.Kfz. 7, the book contains 140+ photographs of the Sd. Kfz 7 and its various sub-types, the photos mostly unpublished before now, are all from German sources, with the majority...
  • 20 3.7 Flak 36
    3.7 Flak 18/36/37
    Tekst j. angielskim
    This latest photo album in the ""Camera On"" series is the first to cover an anti-aircraft weapon alone and whilst there have been a few books previously covering medium German 37mm Flak weapons, the 37 mm Flak 18/36/37 has never been covered in such photographic depth.
  • 18 Wuerzburg radar
    Würzburg radar & Mobile 24kVA Generator
    Tekst w j. angielskim
    140 rare photographs of the historically significant World War II Wurzburg mobile radar, its associated power generation equipment and many of the types of prepared and temporary installations it operated from. This volume endeavours to show this rarely illustrated equipment in some detail but still show it as the soldiers...
  • 19 Wehrmacht in the Mud
    Wehrmacht in the Mud
    Tekst w j. angielskim
    This new World War II photo album is the first ever book to show such a broad selection of both equipment and vehicles that have one thing in common - the battle against mud. It is estimated that nearly as many German military vehicles that were destroyed by enemy action...
  • 13 Cross country Lorries
    Cross-Country Lorries: German Manufacturers
    Książka w j. angielskim.
    During Weimar Germany's first programme for motorising the Reichswehr from 1926, development of three-axled cross-country lorries with a payload of 3 tons was demanded (in addition to vehicles of other specification). Three companies were involved in the development of these lorries: Bussing, Henschel and Krupp.
  • 12 15 cm s.F.H. 18 heavy hotwitzer
    15 cm s.FH 18 German Heavy Howitzer
    Książka w j. angielskim
    The 15 cm schwere Feldhaubitze 18 or s.FH 18 (heavy field howitzer, model 18) was the basic German division-level heavy howitzer during the Second World War. The gun was officially introduced into service on 23 May 1935 and by the outbreak of war the Wehrmacht had about 1,353 of these...
  • 10 kfz 1 2 3 4
    Kfz. 1, 2, 3 & 4: Light Off-Road Passenger Cars
    Książka w j. angielskim
    "The leichter gelandegangiger Personenkraftwagen, or l. gl. Einheits-Pkw - light off-road passenger cars - were manufactured by Stoewer, Hanomag and BMW from 1936 to early 1944. The superstructures were delivered by ten different companies and were identical from each manufacturer.
  • 11 Sd.Kfz. 8 9
    Sd.Kfz. 8 & Sd.Kfz. 9 Schwerer Zugkraftwagen (12t & 18t)
    Książka w j. angielskim
    During WWII, the German armed forces were by far 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 guns. Sd.Kfz.
  • 09 Staff Cars in germany Vol. 1
    Staff Cars In Germany WW2 vol. 1
    Książka w j. angielskim
    This new photo-album in the "Camera On" series contains over 150 photographs of private cars adapted for military use by the German forces during WWII. With mobilization of the German armed forces in 1939, the lack of motorized transport was identified as a critical issue.
  • 08 Sd Kfz 10 4 and Sd Kfz 10 5
    Sd.Kfz. 10/4 & 10/5 Selbstfahrlafette
    Książka w j. angielskim
    This new photo-album in the "Camera On" series contains over 100 photographs of the Sd.Kfz. 10/4 and 10/5 Selbstfahrlafette (self-propelled gun carriage). The Selbstfahrlafette (Sd. Kfz. 10/4) fur 2cm Flak 30 and the Selbstfahrlafette (Sd. Kfz.
  • 07 Hotchkiss through German lens
    Hotchkiss H35 & H39. Through A German Lens
    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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