During the time of the Cold War they were exotic exceptions and generally not permitted on a wider scale. Yet today personalised vehicle markings gain more and more ground on vehicles of the modern German Army. From cool nicknames to names of famous TV characters and even comicbook superheroes these ?graffiti? convert a piece of wheels and metal into an accepted part of the troop, into the steel comrade of the soldiers. This publication is the first ever to deal with the personalised non-regular markings on German military vehicles during the ISAF mission in Afghanistan.