PANZER DIVISIONS IN BATTLE 1939-45 Vol. 2
8.5x11, 'Armour at War' series, 16 pages of color drawings and lots of b/w photos.
This volume begins with a concise summary of Operation Barbarossa, the massive invasion of the Soviet Union that kicked off on 22 June 1941. It describes the main panzer corps and divisions involved in this assault deep into the Russian heartland, one that reached right to the gates of Moscow before being thwarted. The fascinating collection of photos isn't confined to the above operation or time period, as the images span all the way from 1939 through to 1945.
The range of vehicles is extraordinary coverage includes the Panzer I, Panzer II, Panzer III, StuG III, Panzer IV, Panther, and Tiger I. There is also a liberal assortment of tank destroyers (e.g. Marder, Nashorn and Jagdtiger), 4x4 and 8x8 armored cars and a number of halftrack types featured within the covers. Highly detailed captions accompany each picture, highlighting features of production variants and units that specific vehicles belong to.
In the center of the book are 16 color plates by the accomplished illustrator Laurent Lecocq, and these offer sample camouflage schemes and markings from throughout the war period. This carefully assembled and well-researched book is bound to enthuse modelers and military buffs alike, for that's precisely the audience the author had in mind when compiling this volume.
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Updated as of 12/07/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
rct - recent arrival or pending publication, spc - OMM Special Price