Panzer VOR! #4 - German Armor at War 1939-45
Readers will be pleased to know that the "Panzer Vor!" saga continues with this fourth volume in the mini-series! Following on with the successful formula seen in his previous books, the author, Frank De Sisto, presents a series of inspirational photos of German armored vehicles in WWII. It is full of rare photos that have not been seen in a lot of books. The content includes a commendably wide range of German vehicles, with a welcome proportion of mainstream Panzers, including the StuG III, Hetzer, Panzer III, IV, Panther, Tiger and King Tiger. Rarer vehicles such as the Sturmpanzer IV and 10.5cm K (gp.Sfl.) also make an appearance. Foreign tanks in Wehrmacht service are also featured in glorious detail, including the Bulgarian T-11 light tank, Czech Pz.Kpfw.38(t), French Somua S-35, and Russian T-34/76. This is a veritable feast for armor junkies addicted to WWII tanks!
As usual for Concord's "Armor at War Series", there are sixteen color plates included as a centerpiece. These have been masterfully produced by Laurent Lecocq and show some attractive paint schemes that will be of interest to model-makers. Another feature of this book is the introduction, which breaks with tradition by forming an annotated glossary. This is very helpful, as there are a myriad of German language technical terms associated with Panzers and such like vehicles. The author has done a superb job of explaining many of these terms in an understandable and informative way. Readers will want to include this book in their collection, especially if they already have the earlier editions!