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Panzer IV

by Anderson, Thomas Code: 60200 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publication date: 13/01/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days Price: AU $60.00
The Panzer IV programme was started in 1934, forming, alongside the Panzer IIs and IIIs, the schnellen Truppen, the force that was to become the Panzerwaffe. At first, German planners envisioned the tank in a secondary role, but during the invasions of The Low Countries and France, it took on a more central role. When the Panzerwaffe turned east to attack the Soviet Union, the Panzer IV initially fared poorly against the better-armed T-34. However, upgrades to its gun and armour protection saw it perform far better, not only against Soviet armour but also against British and American tanks in North Africa and Italy. In 1944, it was slowly replaced by the Panzer V Panther, but the dire strategic situation meant that it bore the brunt of the Allied D-Day invasion and its aftermath, and it remained in service until the end of the war. Fully illustrated throughout with contemporary photographs, this fascinating study from German armour expert Thomas Anderson tells the complete story of Germany's most widely produced tank of World War II, from its design and development to its many upgrades and variants.
Format: Hardback
Pages: 304
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher: OSPREY
Publication date: 13/01/2021
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 242mm X 190mm
Code: 60200
Chapter 1: Origins Chapter 2: 1936-1938 The Panzertruppe Chapter 3: 1939 - Fall Weiss Chapter 4: 1940 - Fall Gelb Chapter 5: After the Fall of France Chapter 6: 1941 - The Balkans Chapter 7: 1941 - North Africa Chapter 8: 1941 - Barbarossa Chapter 9: 1942 - Langrohr Chapter 10: 1943 Chapter 11: 1944 - Technical Progress Chapter 12: Afterword Index