Stug III & Stug IV

Stug III & Stug IV

Author: Dennis Oliver

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526755872

Category: History

Page: 64

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In the last years of the Second World War the Sturmgeschütz III (StuG III) and Sturmgeschütz IV (StuG IV) played a vital role as assault guns during the German army’s struggle to block the Allied advance on the Western Front. As the Wehrmacht’s tank forces declined, these armored vehicles were thrown into every defensive operation. They are not as well known as the Tigers and Panthers, but German resistance would have been much weaker without them. They were also among the most frequently encountered German armored vehicles on the battlefields, which is why they are such a fascinating subject for Dennis Oliver in this volume in the TankCraft series He uses archive photos and extensively researched color illustrations to examine the StuG III and StuG IV deployed by the German army and the Waffen-SS during these doomed campaigns. A key section of his book displays available model kits and aftermarket products, complemented by a gallery of beautifully constructed and painted models in various scales. Technical details as well as modifications introduced during production and in the field are also examined providing everything the modeler needs to recreate an accurate representation of these historic armored vehicles.

Jagdpanzer IV - German Army and Waffen-SS Tank Destroyers

Jagdpanzer IV - German Army and Waffen-SS Tank Destroyers

Author: Dennis Oliver

Publisher: Pen and Sword Military

ISBN: 9781526771681

Category: History

Page: 64

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Combining the destructive firepower of the 75mm gun with the mobility of the Pzkpfw IV medium tank , the Jagdpanzer IV was quite possibly the most effective tank destroyer of the Second World War. From early 1944 these vehicles were allocated to the anti-tank battalions of Panzer and Panzergrenadier divisions and saw action in Normandy, the Ardennes and the final battles in Germany. In his latest book in the TankCraft series, Dennis Oliver uses contemporary photographs and meticulously researched, superbly presented color and monochrome illustrations to tell the story of these self-propelled anti-tank guns and the units which operated them in the German defense of the Western Front. As with all the books in the TankCraft series, a large part of this work showcases available model kits and after-market products, complemented by a gallery of expertly constructed and painted models. Technical details as well as modifications introduced during production and in the field are also explained giving the modeler all the information and knowledge required.

DieCastX Magazine

DieCastX Magazine

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Page: 92

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DieCast X covers the entire spectrum of automotive diecast from customizing to collecting. it takes an insider's look at the history behind popular diecast cars and trucks, as well as how each model has helped shape the automotive industry and motor sports

Tank Terror

Tank Terror

Author: Philip Arena

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781105637773

Category: History

Page: 98

View: 477

A collection of World War II Model German Tanks in Color. World War II history in Europe and North Africa is recreated with skillfully built and painted model German tanks. The tanks are carefully retouched digitally into atmospheric scenes that span the entire length of the war, from the invasion of Poland in 1939 to the fall of Berlin in 1945. Over 30 highly detailed World War II German tank models from the author's model collection are used. Each spread has information about the tank and the historic scene depicted, including German tank units and dates. With over 100 color photos of the German tanks that changed the military history of armor forever.

Technical Manuals for German Vehicles, Volume 2, Sonderkraftfahrzeug

Technical Manuals for German Vehicles, Volume 2, Sonderkraftfahrzeug

Author: Charles Lemons

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781300875376

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 791

This book contains a listings of technical manuals for the repair and maintenance of German World War II armored vehicles. Each vehicle is listed by its Sd Kfz number, followed by a list of the known manuals which you would require to repair and maintain both the vehicle and the equipment it would carry including radios, weapons, and other equipment. This not only includes the military manuals, but also pamphlets, announcements, and any civilian company manuals used to maintain on board equipment. Manuals include those published for the Heer and Luftwaffe. All manual titles have been translated into American English.

T-34 vs StuG III

T-34 vs StuG III

Author: Steven J. Zaloga

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472832368

Category: History

Page: 81

View: 132

In the summer of 1944, the Red Army staged a massive armoured assault up the Karelian Isthmus with the intent of eliminating any remaining German and Finnish forces facing the Leningrad region. Most of the Soviet units sent into Finland were new to the region, moving mainly from the fighting in the Leningrad area. As a result, some had the latest types of Soviet equipment including the new T-34-85 tank, fielded alongside the older T-34-76. Germany refused to sell the Finns new tanks without a reinforced military alliance, but in 1943 began selling them a few dozen StuG III assault guns. This made the StuG III battalion the most modern and powerful element of the Finnish armoured division, and it saw very extensive combat in the June–July summer battles. Featuring specially commissioned artwork and an array of archive photographs, this is the absorbing story of the parts played by Soviet and Finnish armour in the epic battles in Finland during June and July 1944.

Modelling a Sturmgeschütz III Sturmgeschütz IIIB

Modelling a Sturmgeschütz III Sturmgeschütz IIIB

Author: Gary Edmundson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780969565

Category: History

Page: 36

View: 370

The Sturmgeschütz III proved to be one of the more significant German AFVs of World War II, with over 9,000 being produced up until April 1945. Originally designed in the late 1930s as a self-propelled infantry support gun, its role became more diverse throughout the war and it served as a tank hunter and in front-line Panzer companies. This title provides a detailed, step-by-step guide to modelling a 1/35-scale StuG III. It also provides a comprehensive list of available aftermarket products and kits of all scales. Key aspects such as finishing techniques, including painting and displaying your model are also covered. This guide forms part of Osprey Modelling 22 Modelling the Sturmgeschütz III ebook.

Modelling a Sturmgeschütz III Sturmgeschütz IIIG late (May 1944 production) and vignette

Modelling a Sturmgeschütz III Sturmgeschütz IIIG late (May 1944 production) and vignette

Author: Gary Edmundson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780969596

Category: History

Page: 36

View: 164

The Sturmgeschütz III proved to be one of the more significant German AFVs of World War II, with over 9,000 being produced up until April 1945. Originally designed in the late 1930s as a self-propelled infantry support gun, its role became more diverse throughout the war and it served as a tank hunter and in front-line Panzer companies. This title provides a detailed, step-by-step guide to modelling a 1/35-scale StuG III. It also provides a comprehensive list of available aftermarket products and kits of all scales. Key aspects such as finishing techniques, including painting and displaying your model are also covered. This guide forms part of Osprey Modelling 22 Modelling the Sturmgeschütz III ebook.

Modelling a Sturmgeschütz III Sturmgeschütz IIID

Modelling a Sturmgeschütz III Sturmgeschütz IIID

Author: Gary Edmundson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780969572

Category: History

Page: 39

View: 260

The Sturmgeschütz III proved to be one of the more significant German AFVs of World War II, with over 9,000 being produced up until April 1945. Originally designed in the late 1930s as a self-propelled infantry support gun, its role became more diverse throughout the war and it served as a tank hunter and in front-line Panzer companies. This title provides a detailed, step-by-step guide to modelling a 1/35-scale StuG III. It also provides a comprehensive list of available aftermarket products and kits of all scales. Key aspects such as finishing techniques, including painting and displaying your model are also covered. This guide forms part of Osprey Modelling 22 Modelling the Sturmgeschütz III ebook.

M10 Tank Destroyer vs StuG III Assault Gun

M10 Tank Destroyer vs StuG III Assault Gun

Author: Steven J. Zaloga

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780961002

Category: History

Page: 82

View: 697

The Allies' M10 Tank Destroyer and the Germans' Sturmgeschütz (StuG) lll were the unsung workhorses of the northwest European battlefields of 1944–45. While their mission was not principally fighting one another, their widespread use ensured their frequent encounters, from the Normandy Bocage, to the rubble-strewn streets of Aachen. The StuG lll was the quintessential assault gun, a low-slung, heavily armoured, turret-less vehicle intended to provide direct fire support for infantry formations, whilst the M10 3in Gun Motor Carriage was originally developed as a tank destroyer. However, by 1944 the 3in gun proved ineffectual against the most thickly armored German tanks, and was consequently relegated to infantry support too. Widely deployed in roles their designers had not envisaged, these two armoured fighting vehicles clashed repeatedly during the 11-month campaign, which saw the Allies advance from Normandy to the heart of the Reich. Fully illustrated with specially commissioned artwork, this is the story of their confrontation at the height of World War ll.

Modelling the Panzer IV in 1/72 scale

Modelling the Panzer IV in 1/72 scale

Author: Alex Clark

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782001584

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 84

View: 569

Although not as glamorous as vehicles such as the Panther and Tiger, the Panzer IV formed an extremely important part of the German armoured forces during World War II. This title provides detailed 1/72-scale build articles on a Panzer IV Ausf. H in winter camouflage, a Jagdpanzer IV, a late-version Sturmpanzer IV, a final version Sturmgeschütz IV, and a Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind. Conversions, interior detailing, kit-bashing, adding aftermarket figures and parts, finishing and weathering, plus special scale techniques are all covered in detail. A gallery section also features Panzer IV Ausf. H, Panzer IV L/70 (V), and Panzer IV L/70 (A) variants.

Stürmgeschutze

Stürmgeschutze

Author: Bob Carruthers

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781781592182

Category: History

Page: 120

View: 159

The Sturmgeschütz rumbling forward into action is one of the iconic images of World War II. As mobile assault guns, the StuGs were essentially designed as infantry support weapons, but they also proved themselves as highly effective tank destroyers.??Written by Emmy Award winning author Bob Carruthers this fascinating study encompasses the design, development and combat history of the StuG II and IV.??Drawing on a variety of rare primary sources and photographs this outstanding study explains the role of the StuG in context and examines the combat records of the StuG aces such as Franz von Malachowski, and Knight's Cross holder Oberwachtmeister Hugo Primozic of Stug.Abt.667. Indispensable reading for anyone with an interest in armoured warfare.??This book is part of the 'Hitler's War Machine' series, a new military history range compiled and edited by Emmy Award winning author and historian Bob Carruthers. The series draws on primary sources and contemporary documents to provide a new insight into the true nature of Hitler's Wehrmacht.