2010年09月30日

PzKpfw IV at the Front Volume 1 : Ausf A - C

Volume 1 covers the early years of Panzer IV production. From its pre war inception through the initial campaigns of WWII (Poland, France & the Low Countries, the Balkans and Russia).
Many more images are available from the successful Blitzkrieg when soldiers, encouraged to carry cameras were keen to record their victories. Even so this is probably the largest collection of early PzIV photographs published under the same cover. Certainly this many original images of the Ausf A have not been seen together in the same publication. The book includes 44 images of the Ausf A, 25 Ausf C and 56 Ausf C within a total of 129 photographs. A type of tyre specific to Ausf A are revealed for the first time and images of Ausf B & C throw doubt over the current designation of Ausfs in relation to auxiliary exhaust lengths.
There is no table of changes in this volume instead a comprehensive table covering changes on all short barreled versions will be published in Volume 2.
All these photographs are from author's collection and the vast majority are published for the first time.


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