The Panzerkampfwagen IV was the only German tank to have been produced continuously throughout the whole of World War II, going through several upgrades and improvements along the way. With the Panzerkampfwagen III, it provided the backbone of the Panzer Divisions over the years of both victory and defeat. This guide covers the Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. H 'Frühe' version, 4.Panzer-Division, Russia 1944. This guide also features a gallery of other Panzer IV modelling projects. Further information for the modeller including a list of museums and collections, further reading, websites and a comprehensive list of available aftermarket products and kits of all scales is also available. This guide forms part of Osprey Modelling 38 Modelling the Late Panzerkampfwagen IV ebook.
About the Author
Tom Cockle was born in Edmonton, Alberta, in 1949. He has been modelling for 25 years and has won several awards at US and Canadian model shows. His articles have been published in several magazines, including ‘Military Modeler’, ‘Military in Scale’, ‘Military Modelcraft International’, ‘FineScale Modeler’ and ‘AFV Modeller’, and he has also authored several books for Concord Publications and the ‘Sturmgeschutz III Ausf.G Walk Around’ for Squadron/Signal Publications.