S u m m a r y
||0 7110 3046 4
||Soft Cover; 248mm x 185mm; 96
pages plus covers
Available for GBP
£12.99 from Ian Allan Publishing
and specialty bookshops worldwide
||Good overall coverage, easy to
read, varied selection of photographs.
Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner
Detail #9 is available online from
Traditionally, German subjects are always a favourite with the buying
public.Whether due to the technology, use of the item in question or
even the way the vehicles were painted, the fascination lives on. So
this title in the Tanks in Detail series should find many an inquisitive
Like others in the series, this edition contains 96 pages within its
soft card covers.
A generous collection of photographs has been included and these amount
to over one hundred. There is a combination of both black and white as
well as a sprinkling in colour. These latter photos being of various
museum based vehicles.
The selection chosen is very good and the reproduction is to an equal
standard. Most are reproduced two to a page and therefore show a fair
amount of detail. Not only are there the prerequisite overall views, but
many close-ups and interior shots.
Armour arrangement diagrams have been selected for certain vehicles,
these showing the thickness at various points. It would have been nice
if these were available for all the main types discussed.
There are nine illustrations of the vehicles on show. Unfortunately
these were found to be of mixed quality with no more a few words for a
The book is divided into five chapters. The first gives an introduction
to the development of the Jagdpanzer and the reasons for its
implementation. Subsequent chapters are devoted to the Jagdpanzer IV,
Jagdpanzer 38, Jagdpanther, Ferdinand/Elephant and Jagdtiger.
All are reviewed in an easy to read style.
There is quite a lot of material to cover in a book this size, but
the author has managed it well. The result is a compact guide to these
vehicles that becomes an excellent introduction to the more specialised
publications on the subject.
Thanks to DLS Australia for the review sample
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