Detailed photos of all Panzer types used between 1935-1945 in over 400 large format photos.
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Panzer: A Pictorial Documentation based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This is essentially a coffee-table style photo book of German battle tanks of the Second World War.In order to keep the volume to a reasonable size, the subject is tanks, not related designs like self-propelled guns, recovery vehicles or halftracks. The photos tell the story here, and the text is mainly limited to brief captions, and these are the only real weakness of the book. Although author Horst Scheibert actually commanded many of the vehicles depicted, he is a bit vague on identifying specific production changes that didn't relate to the actual combat functions of the tank, so take the identifications of vehicle subtypes with a grain of salt. Also much of the source material comes from the German government's Bundesarchiv, and many original negatives are not indexed by date or location, so Scheibert is clearly guessing about some of the photo captions. However, for readers with other technical references, this book is still a joy, due to the huge, clear photographs depicting all German and Czech tanks used by the Wehrmacht in World War Two.