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AFV/G2

Post by Helmut » Thu Aug 14, 2003 11:46 am

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Years ago I used to subscribe to an informative little magazine called AFV/G2. It was a small monthly magazine just packed with Armor facts at a time when I was just getting into military history. Rather abruptly I stopped getting them and was told they had gone belly up. Recently I read an article and this magazine was mentioned in passing and I got the impression it might still be around. Does anyone know about this and if it is still around, how do I get in touch with them.
I really enjoyed the magazine and I still have all the old editions from the 1970's.

Thanks in advance for any help.

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Post by Commissar D, the Evil » Thu Aug 14, 2003 5:03 pm

Hi Helmut, I think you're mistaking two armor magazines. "AFV-G2" went out of business in the late 80s. It had a printed cover, the pages were 11 1/2" by 7" and it was published out of California.
This magazine was, I believe, a spin off or at least inspired by, AFV News.
"AFV News" is a quarterly magazine that consists of folded over 11 1/2" by 7" sheets and is published out of Canada. "AFV News" is still around and has a website--George Bradford used to publish it, I think his son or son-in-law does now. Here's the site:

http://www.activevr.com/afv/

I just checked the site and I believe it is down today because of the NorthEast Blackout. When you connect, check out the forum, it is very good.

Best Regards, David
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Post by Helmut » Fri Aug 15, 2003 6:32 am

Thank you David.
I am still unable to log on to the site but I'll ceratinly try after things settle down a bit in the Northeast.

Could there have been 2 magazines named AFV/G2 since I subscribed to it in 1972-'81, when I stopped receiving copies? I thought it was an excellent magazine for the time.

I Appreciate the help.

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Post by Commissar D, the Evil » Fri Aug 15, 2003 9:02 am

Hi Helmut, no, I think we're talking about the same one.
Armor magazines were in very short supply back then and your time frame is right. The way the owner of this magazine distuinguished it from AFV News was by adding the "G-2" to the title. I've heard this ticked the publishers of AFV News off to no end and I can't remeber another magazine with this title.
AFVG-2 was a numbered magazine, that is, each issue was labeled with the Volume and Issue number. I think it closed out at Vol. 6 Issue 11. As I recall, each volume was a different year and each year had 12 issues. The magazine closed down while the Cold War was still in effect and I remember it was one of the first, if not the first, to do a photo study of the interior of a T-62 turret.

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Post by Commissar D, the Evil » Sat Aug 16, 2003 1:53 pm

I just checked, the AFV News site is back up.

http://www.activevr.com/afv/

Best Regards, David
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Post by Helmut » Mon Aug 18, 2003 11:53 am

Hi David,
I was able to get into the AFV website. Thank you for the info on an excellent site. I am stil exploring the site for additional info for my files. Now I can spend even more time on line.

Thanks for your help! :D

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Post by Commissar D, the Evil » Mon Aug 18, 2003 12:40 pm

My sincere pleasure Helmut! :D
Us "Treadheads" have to stick together!! :D :D

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Post by Helmut » Tue Aug 19, 2003 5:10 am

Actually David, I was a Grunt. But I still love tanks.

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Post by Commissar D, the Evil » Tue Aug 19, 2003 7:54 am

It doesn't matter Helmut, I was a Commisssar and I still love tanks!! :wink:

Best Regards, David

(P.S., if you get the chance, go to the "Equipment forum" here and check out the Thread "Vehicle Collection Center". I and a few others posted links to AFV restoration and recovery projects.)
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Post by Helmut » Wed Aug 20, 2003 7:27 am

David,
I did a quick scan and I can't seem to find the thread. i will try later when I get home. Thanks for the heads up.

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Post by Commissar D, the Evil » Wed Aug 20, 2003 8:10 am

Hi Helmut, try this link:

http://www.feldgrau.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2097

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Post by Helmut » Thu Aug 21, 2003 6:14 am

David,
I have only checked out a few of the sites but the one's I did are great!!!!.

Thanks for the info.

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Re: AFV/G2

Post by FredStahl » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:58 pm

I have 47 early issues of AFV-G2, 84 early issues of AFV News and 65 issues of AFV/Weapons Profile.
I am looking for a non-profit organization in the US where they would be available for future readers.

Alternatively, I would seek to sell them.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thank you!

Fred Stahl

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