4-Wheeled Armoured Cars in Germany WW2

Alan Ranger

This publication covers the German 4 wheeled cars in great photographic detail, focusing on the armoured cars and their crews as they dealt with the conditions and circumstances they found themselves in. Photographs from the author's own collection have been used to illustrate this book.
Date Published :
August 2020
Publisher :
MMPBooks
Language:
English
Series :
Camera ON
Illustration :
150 B&W photographs
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788365958785
Pages : 80
Dimensions : 11.8 X 8.2 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$25.00

Overview
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Germany was at the forefront of the development of armored cars during the First World War, however with the end of the war in November of 1918 and the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, the victorious allies imposed a complete ban on the German Army being equipped with any armored vehicles including armored cars. In the early 1920’s, The “Zusatz von Bologne,” which was an addendum to the Treaty of Versailles, allowed the German Army to produce armored cars primarily for policing duties; eventually this gave rise to the Sd.Kfz. 13 series in the early 1930’s.

However, with the Nazi party takeover of Germany in 1933 new 4-wheeled armored cars were ordered and they were all to be based on the Horch off-road heavy passenger chassis. They were numbered Sd.Kfz. 221, 222 and 223 the same chassis was also developed into the Sd.Kfz. 260 and 261 radio command vehicles. This publication covers the German 4 wheeled cars in great photographic detail focusing on the armored cars and their crews as they dealt with the conditions and circumstances they found themselves in. Photographs from the author’s collection of unique German soldier's photos have been used to illustrate this book.

About The Author
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The author is a British acknowledged expert in this field.

REVIEWS
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"A total of 122 black and white photos covers eight types, with most of the photos featuring SdKfz 222s and 223s. Shots include vehicles in France (most 1940, some 1944), Balkans, Poland, North Africa, and Soviet Union."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"...a fantastic reference for all armour modelers."

- IPMS/USA

"Typical of all of the other books in the series, this is a photo book pure and simple...Well worth picking up."

- ModelingMadness.Com

"...provides sound background information about the vehicles featured, with the addition of a very large number of unique and interesting photos never before published."

- War Wheels

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