Another excellent book from Dennis Oliver. The Tank Craft series has become very popular with modellers and enthusiasts. This new addition to the range meets the criteria of excellent photographs and drawings with descriptive text and full captions – Very Highly Recommended.
NAME: Tank Craft, German Army and Waffen-SS Normandy Campaign 1944 FILE: R2616 AUTHOR: Dennis Oliver PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PAGES: 65 PRICE: £14.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, German Army, Waffen-SS, armour, Panther, Tiger, Royal Tiger, gun tank, tank killer, T-34 ISBN: 1-52671-093-5 IMAGE: B2616.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/y8yf9275 LINKS: DESCRIPTION: Another excellent book from Dennis Oliver. The Tank Craft series has become very popular with modellers and enthusiasts. This new addition to the range meets the criteria of excellent photographs and drawings with descriptive text and full captions – Very Highly Recommended. Much is written about particular German AFVs, claiming they were a most important and innovative tank. In several respects, German tank design and development was less than spectacular and the real German contribution to AFVs was in tactics, combining tanks, artillery and infantry in fast moving mechanized formations. The Pkw I and Pkw II were generally disappointing models and not reliable, having light armour and weapons. The Mk III was a significant improvement but still not good enough to out class the best French and British tanks. Had those Allied tanks been deployed in numbers, with mechanized infantry and artillery, the Germans would have been in trouble. In 1939 and 1940 the best tank available to them was the Skoda 38t designed and developed by the Czechs. The Mk IV was a good workman-like tank that performed well but was outclassed by the Russian T-34. In design terms, German fortunes looked up when the PkwV Panther and the Tiger tanks became available. Had these two models been adequately developed and tested, and then put into volume production, they would have made a considerable impact on the progress of WWII. Had they been deployed forward to the Atlantic Wall, the Allies would have had a very much tougher challenge in going ashore and then breaking out from their beachheads. As with other books in this series there are many excellent photographs and colour drawings, with clear text providing all of the background information to the deployment and actions of the Panther in Normandy. The final section provides a comprehensive review of model kits in various scales and of the specialist components to enhance the finished model. A great book for modellers and enthusiasts and a very useful addition to any book in a WWII library.