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. In an age where many publishers are reprinting photos for the umpteenth time, this book is full of fresh photos that will likely be totally new to readers. 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!
AUTHOR: Author Frank De Sisto continues his very popular series of Panzer Vor! books for Concord Publications. Focusing on German armored vehicles, this is the seventh volume in this well-regarded mini-series. The newest book contains many inspirational new black and white photographs from the 1939-45 wartime period, and they show armored vehicles in a variety of settings.