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Introduction Origins The Toyota War Somalia: The Rise of the Technical The Taliban's APC: Afghanistan 2001 onwards The Men of Sacrifice: Iraq 2003 The Libyan Civil War The Endless War: Iraq and Syria 2011 onwards Back to Africa: Mali, Sudan, Somalia, Yemen Pimp my Hilux: Special Operations Forces Pick-ups Bibliography Index

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This fascinating book is the first military history of the fast, agile, heavily armed and readily available technical, examining more than 30 years of tactical and technological development.

About the Author

Leigh Neville is an Australian national who has written many books on modern warfare and special operations forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, their weapons and their vehicles. He has also consulted on military topics for several wargame companies and television documentary makers. He lives in Sydney with his wife and two dogs. He can be contacted via his website at


"Neville and Osprey Publishing give us a unique glimpse into this rapidly evolving tool of insurgency forces from the Middle East to Africa and beyond. It makes for fascinating reading and certainly you'll be hard pressed to go through this book and not get a great modeling idea or two. This is a truly valuable resource for anyone interested in modern warfare, and I cannot recommend it enough." - IPMS / USA"This is a very nice reference book that contains many close-up detailed subject specific photographs and illustrations and well detailed captions. As the title states, the book details various non-standard tactical vehicles from the Great Toyota War and use by modern Special Forces. I would have no hesitation to add other Osprey Publishing titles to my personal library nor would I hesitate to recommend this book to others as it will be a welcome addition to one's personal military reference library." -"...I can't remember having so much fun with an Osprey effort. Grab this terrific little tome. Roundly recommended!" - Cybermodeler Online

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