Military Vehicles Spotlight: Bailey Bridge

Reenactors on Original Bailey Bridge 194X Jeep restored by David Dorson Bailey Bridge over Grand River, Windsor, Ohio Photograph by David Dorson   Bailey Bridge Panel length: 10-foot-long 5-foot-high Panel weight: 570 lbs Floor transoms: 19-foot-long Floor stringers: 10-foot-long Roadbed: … More »

10 Questions with Hayes Otoupalik

Talking with a hobby legend. We are all in this together. In an effort to report on the state of different facets of the military collectibles market, Military Trader strives to discover and share the opinions of the hobby’s leading … More »

Multi-patched WWI Army uniforms

Odd combo? Never say “never!” by Alexander Barnes Among the world of US Army uniform collectors who focus on the period from WWII to the modern day, some of the most prized acquisitions are dual-patched uniforms —reflecting a soldier’s combat … More »

Finding Leo

Grandmother’s story leads to uncovering a hero’s record by Michael Staton Sitting on my feet, boosting myself to see the whole kitchen table, I reached to adjust one of my plastic soldiers into the correct position. My grandmother’s words echoed stories … More »

Headdress of the Khedive and Shah

French-Made Helmets of Egypt and Persia by Peter Suciu The French connection to the Middle East is a long and complicated one, dating back to Napoleon Bonaparte’s campaign in Egypt and Syria (1798-1801). His Arméed’Orient advanced all the way to … More »

Book Reviews: December 2017

The HMMWV’s of Arifjan, by Christopher Causley (ISBN 9781365578045, Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society, available through print-on-demand from www.lulu.com. Softcover, 8.5” x 11”, 114 pages, illustrated throughout in color, 2016, $41.99) During Operation Iraqi Freedom, the HMMWV found itself … More »