The Panzerkampfwagen IV
Medium Tank, 1939-1945
By Kevin Hjermstad
Review by Terry Ashley
The book covers only the main gun tank vehicles, none of the Stugs, Self propelled Artillery or Anti-Aircraft vehicles are mentioned. All gun tanks from the Ausf A to the Ausf J are covered mainly through the use of wartime photographs.
There are no real close-up details shown apart from a few drawings showing minor variations between the variants.
A number of the photographs have been seen in other publications, but the good thing here is that they are all now in one book and at a reasonable price. As mentioned most of the photos are wartime in-action type pictures and show the Pz IV in all situations, including a few in bits after internal explosions disemboweled the tank. These photos are an excellent reference source for diorama ideas.
8 pages of colour profiles show the many different camouflage schemes the Pz IV was seen in.
In all a nice collection of photographs of the Panzer IV and and should form a handy addition to the reference library for Panzer lovers.
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