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Robert S Ficks' Armored Fighting Vehicle Directory?
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
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Neil_Baumgardner
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:37 am
Post subject: Robert S Ficks' Armored Fighting Vehicle Directory?

I recently bought a bunch of old AFV News off Ebay - keep finding "new" and interesting items in old issues.

Here's an ad placed in the January 1975 issue:

"ATTENTION AFV ASSOCIATION MEMBERS:- Your help is sought in the preparation of a significant volume of AFV history; THE ARMORED FIGHTING VEHICLE DIRECTORY, a complete world-wide index of historical AFVs. Information on AFV Museums, private collections, monuments with AFVs, vintage AFVs still in service, etc. is needed. Locations, AFV inventory, accessibility, admission fees, related displays, etc, are requested. Photos would be appreciated but not a necessity, and their inclusion in the final work cannot be guaranteed now. For further information on this project and contributions, write to R.S. Ficks... Shorewood, Wisc."

Sounds familiar huh?

Anyone know if this ever came to fruition? There were no other mentions of the project through 1981.

Neil
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:41 am
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well, you and I and everyone working on a register of existing vehicles know how complicated it is to keep track of vehicles in one single country... so a "worldwide register" would be impossible to maintain up-to-date, or will contain numerous errors and mistakes.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:42 am
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by the way Neil, have you been contacted by Mike Green to share a photo of Aberdeen's T4 tank, for a book to be published?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:56 am
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Yep, I sent him a copy of one of my pictures.

Neil
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:17 pm
Post subject: Re: Robert S Ficks' Armored Fighting Vehicle Directory?

Probably the same guy, why not try contacting him?

www.wisvetsmuseum.com/...20546_.pdf

www.yellowbook.com/pro...22913.html

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