This popular series is aimed primarily at model makers and engineers but it contains first class illustration and a very effective text overview of the Panzer IV. This new book covers the tank model that became the backbone of Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS armoured divisions to the end of the war – Highly Recommended.
NAME: Tank Craft, Panzer IV, 1933-1945 FILE: R2658 AUTHOR: Paul Thomas PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword BINDING: soft back PAGES: 64 PRICE: £14.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWII, World War Two, Second World War, World War 2, armour, tanks, light tanks, medium tanks, heavy tanks, assault guns, reconnaissance vehicles ISBN: 1-52671-128-1 IMAGE: B2658.jpg BUYNOW: http://tinyurl.com/yazl9w5o LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This popular series is aimed primarily at model makers and engineers but it contains first class illustration and a very effective text overview of the Panzer IV. This new book covers the tank model that became the backbone of Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS armoured divisions to the end of the war – Highly Recommended. This very affordable book follows the series format of providing an excellent review of the subject and its deployment, with many first class images, including full colour drawings. This very worthwhile start is then followed by a review of model kits of the subject, examples built by prize winning modellers, and a review of specialist components that can be used to achieve outstanding exhibition grade models. The Panzer III &IV tanks were well behind schedule in 1939. Both began arriving with regiments as the war developed and the Panzer IV was to prove very effective. It did however arrive in insufficient numbers and served on after it should have been replaced in front line service. This longevity was largely due to the slow development and introduction of the Panther and Tiger tanks which never arrived in adequate numbers as Allied bombing destroyed factories and raw materials. As with all other German tank models the PkwIV was updated many times and used as a basis for assault guns and tank killers where the turrets were replaced with a new superstructure and a much larger gun or mortar. The importance of the Panzer IV has led to a very good selection of model kits, special components, and transfers. These kits and add-on products are very well reviewed and the standard of illustration is first class. The text also provides an overview of the tank and its use that will satisfy novices and military history enthusiasts.