About the Book
Contains over 100 images; 50+ of the Ausf D, 38 Ausf E, 3 Tauchpz(D&E), 6 Vorzpz and 5 rarely documented hybrids this volume covers the period when the PzIV moved away from small limited production towards the start of mass production. A period when it laid the roots of its reputation for reliability that would later lead it to become the workhorse of the Panzertruppen.
As usual all images are from my private collection, all but a few of them are full page with some excellent close up detail being revealed. Vehicles from operations in France, the Balkans, North Africa and Russia are depicted, of special interest are a group of white wheeled DAK vehicles.
The volume concludes with a table covering the changes across all short barreled versions (A-F).
This series of books (PzKpfwIV at the front: from 8wheels-good Publishing) is an exploration of the development of the PzIV, the only tank to be in uninterrupted mass production for front line service from the first to the last day of WWII. They are made up entirely from images of my own original photographs that I have collected over the last 10 years. The small profit made on each book will be put back into enlarging and preserving the collection so more titles can be added and images shared. Each volume contains fully captioned images, tables where appropriate and details from the reverse of the photographs. The tables are a collection of dates from all the main references available, existing museum vehicles and photographs which can be dated. They are born from my own frustration of endless trips to the books case to cross reference different sources and the wish to create a one stop reminder. I hope that they will be appealing to historians, wargamers and modelers alike.