Illustrated with detailed artworks of German tanks and their markings with exhaustive captions and specifications, Wehrmacht Panzer Divisions 1939-45 is the definitive study of the equipment and organisation of the Wehrmachts armoured divisions. Organised by division, the book describes in depth the various models of tank in German service during the war with each individual armoured division, with listing of the unit commanders and any famous tank aces. Each divisional section is further broken down by campaign, accompanied by orders of battle, a brief divisional history of the campaign and any specific unit markings. With information boxes accompanying the full-colour artworks, all drawn to the same scale, Wehrmacht Panzer Divisions 1939-45 is an essential reference guide for modellers and any enthusiast with an interest in the armoured divisions of the German Wehrmacht.
Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Pre-1939 Panzer Divisions 3. 1939 Panzer Divisions 4. 1940/1 Panzer Divisions 5. Late War Panzer Divisions Appendices Orders of battle, glossary, German terminology, total production numbers. Index
Chris Bishop worked in publishing for many years and wrote a great number of military history and aviation titles. He died in 2008.