Hart, S., Dr. and Hart, R., Dr.
Title GERMAN TANKS OF WORLD WAR II.
Publisher Brown, London, 1999.
Seller ID 24565
176 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1897884370 "A detailed reference directory which includes all the main German tracked armoured fighting vehicles and their variants that fought in World War II. Starting with the Panzer I, (this book) devotes a chapter to each of the most important and influential German tanks that were produced up to the end of the war in 1945. Fully illustrated throughout with colour and black-and-white photographs and stunning colour artworks, (it ) covers each main German armoured fighting vehicle - tanks, self-propelled guns, tank destroyers and assault guns. Detailed information is given on each vehicle, including design and development history, variant details and full specificatio n s t a b les. In this way the book builds into an authoritative review of such tracked vehicles as the Marder series of self-propelled guns, the Tiger, King Tiger, Jagdtiger, Jagdpanther and StuG III. However, (it) is not just a directory of tec hn ic a l in fo rmation. Full combat details are provided for all the tanks featured, including the great armoured clashes of the Eastern Front and later in Normandy in 1944. (It) also contains appendices which include detailed specifications and dev elo pm en t h ist ory relating to the other significant tracked German fighting vehicles of World War II. These include the Luchs reconnaissance tank, the Nashorn self-propelled heavy antitank gun, the Elephant (Elefant) tank destroyer and the Humm el s elf -pr opel led heavy howitzer. Finally, (it) contains extensive tables that list German armoured orders of battle for all theatres between 1939 and 1945, as well as detailed armoured fighting vehicle production figures for the whole of World War II." Du st ja cket has some small areas of minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Very Good+