- Series: Classic Colours
- Paperback: 96 pages
- Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing (March 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0711032408
- ISBN-13: 978-0711032408
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.2 x 12 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,952,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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PANZERWAFFE VOL. 2 - THE CAMPAIGNS IN THE WEST 1940 (Classic Colours) (v. 2)
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This volume covers from after Poland to the preparation for Operation Seelowe.The text is rather basic with a few errors, but some good information, the pictures alone are worth the price... there are a pile of what I call the bunkerflak... that armored 8t 1/2 track towing an 88mm flak 18 modified for use from the hangers against ground targets thruout the book. The color plates are very nicely done, & the maps are small but useful.
I think the only weak area of the book is when it comes to the maps.
The maps are from a German book written shortly after the battles in France and while interesting they don't show the movement of individual panzer divisions or shed light on the ebb and flow the major battles. I think this is the only significant weakness of the book and it is the reason I did not give a 5 star rating.
For the modeler, there a small number of good period color images and several well done color vehicle profiles that reflect the most recent research on the early war German paint schemes and colors. Many of the photos are from veteran collections and while they are not all super crisp high quality images, all photos serve a propose and provide useful information. Like the previous vol.1, photos captions in vol.2 are excellent! While German vehicles are the subject of most of the images there are a few notable images of allied tanks. I specially like the image of blown-up Char B a small but rare glimpse into the rear of the Char B engine compartment. I don't know if it was the author's, editor's or the publisher's intention, but the impression I picked up from reading the volume was that this volume was in part a history written for modelers, or maybe it's a volume written by historians that happen to have a eye for building scale models. Either way, there is a great deal of information crammed between the covers that will help build a sure foundation for those that want to dig deeper into the subject.