1) Gators in Fallujah This article exclusively covers AAVP7A1 RAM/RS operated by the USMC. The vehicles of the 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion were photographed while operating in the vicinity of Fallujah in Iraq. There are tremendous photos of AAVs churning through the sandy desert of Iraq, along with a knowledgeable text that describes the Tuna Boat's history, technical details and use in Iraq. 2) European Challenge for the Bundeswehr European Challenge is a major joint combined exercise conducted by German armed forces, one of the largest to be held in Germany in recent years. Because of the exercise's size, the author was given plenty of opportunities to see and photograph a wide range of contemporary military vehicles. Thus, there are Leopard 2A6s, Panzerhaubitze 2000s, Marder 1A3s, Wiesel I and IIs, TPz 1A4s, Dingos, Fenneks, Duro 3s and G-Wagens. There are also plenty of infantry shots as well. 3 ) Leopards against Leopards The end of the Cold War heralded some fascinating results, including joint training between former enemies! This article examines the Salchauer Schild joint training between German and Polish armored units, both equipped with Leopard tanks. As such, the story shows Leopard 2A4s and 2A6s in all their glory during maneuvers, along with other tactical vehicles from both nations 4 ) BDMZ-III One of the latest European nations to field the Piranha 8x8 is Spain, with its Marines being equipped with 18 Piranha IIIs. There are excellent views of the Piranha's interior and exterior, and a very useful summary of how the vehicles will be deployed by the Spanish Marines, along with technical details of the vehicle.