Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. H and Ausf. J. Volume 1

Łukasz Gładysiak

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April 2017
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97 b/w and 39 color photographs, 57 graphics
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This publication’s aim is to bring together current knowledge on Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H and Ausf. J tanks. During his research, the author has used literature in Polish, German and English. In order to provide the reader with selected episodes from the frontline service of these vehicles, the author also referred to memoirs and other archive sources. Dozens of photographs complete the book, including many taken during active service of both variants of the tank or shortly after its completion. There are also many unpublished photographs of Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. J tanks used by troops of the 10th SS Panzer Division Frundsberg, found in April 2011 in Kluczewo near Stargard, currently undergoing a major renovation under the supervision of specialists from the Museum of Polish Arms (Muzeum Oręża Polskiego) in Kołobrzeg. These are supplemented by three-dimensional digital illustrations of complete vehicles and their details.

About The Author

Łukasz Gładysiak PhD, born in 1983 in Poznań (Poland), Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań graduate, military historian, journalist, educator and historical reenactor, lecturer of the Museum of Polish Arms in Kołobrzeg. His researches are focused on the German military history in the 20th century, especially weapons as well as armored warfare history. He also conducted historical reenactement and experimental history projects. His portfolio includes five books and several hundred historical articles.


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