Panzer Tracts No.8-1 includes a significant number of brand-new photos taken during the production of the Sturmpanzer assault tank at the Wien Arsenal in Austria. Also, access to an original photo album from Deutsche Edelstahlwerke means that the quality and detail of photo coverage of the Sturmpanzer production at Duisburg is outstanding. Photo coverage covers the use of every version of these vehicles from Russia, Italy, France and Eastern Europe. Finally, for the first time, the authors present clear photos that give an insight into the Munitionspanzer that was built to accompany the Sturmpanzer in combat.
Although the Sturmpanzer is well known, never before has such a detailed and accurate classification been achieved that highlights the features of Sturmpanzer Ausf.I, Ausf.II, Ausf.III and Ausf.IV. The production history, allocation and use in combat are of the usual Panzer Tracts high standards.
Once again hundreds of hours were spent travelling the world and accurately measuring the surviving Sturminfanteriegeschütz 33, several Sturmpanzer and their components. This scrutiny resulted in the identification of remarkable differences never before reported. By using CAD, these measurements have been converted into precise drawings.
This 76 page Panzer Tracts is the ultimate package of primary source material on the Sturmpanzer with 19 pages of the world-class 1:35 scale drawings that have been grouped to facilitate comparison and 83 clear large-format photos laid out in an attractive style.
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