Axis Armoured Fighting Vehicles of the Second World War

Michael Green

 
Date Published :
May 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
250 color and B&W plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781473887046
Pages : 208
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Overview
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During the Second World War the Axis powers, most prolifically the Germans, deployed a vast array of armored fighting vehicles to support their tanks and infantry. These included tank destroyers, reconnaissance vehicles, flame-thrower vehicles, and self-propelled artillery pieces.

Armored tank destroyers, such as the Marder series, the Nashorn, Jagdpanther, Jagdtiger and the turretless German Stu III series (based on the Panzer III medium tank), helped the Nazis overcome their shortage of tanks. Copying the Stu III series the Italians created the turretless Semovente da 75/18 assault gun and the Hungarians the turretless Zrinyi.

In the role of self-propelled artillery the German fielded the Hummel, the Wespe and the Grille while the Brummbar and the Sturmtiger performed in the dedicated assault gun role.
For armored reconnaissance German industry came up with a series of capable armored cars; examples were the eight-wheel Puma and the full-tracked Luchs reconnaissance tank. The Italians developed the impressive four-wheel Autoblinda armored cars. Specialized antiaircraft tanks such the Mobelwagen, Wirbelwind and the Ostwind gave some protection against the ever more powerful Allied air forces. This fine book covers all these variants and many more besides in words and rare images and will delight readers, collectors, model-makers and war-gamers.

About The Author
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Michael Green is the author of numerous acclaimed books in the Images of War series. He lives in California.

REVIEWS
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“While some may initially balk a bit at the price, to scan through over 200 pages of excellent information and 250 photos, it clearly is a great value for the money and an excellent addition to any model builders and military vehicle enthusiasts library. The paper quality is quite good, and the binding has been done to perfection. This book and others from the Images of War series deserve a place in one's man cave.”

- AMPS

“…a great photo album of the types included in it. Recommended.”

- AMPS Indianapolis

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