Tank Craft, German Army and Waffen-SS Normandy Campaign 1944

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.


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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

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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.