Tank Craft, Panzer IV, 1933-1945

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.


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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
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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.