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Panzer Colors: Camouflage of the German Panzer Forces, 1939-1945 Paperback – June 1, 1976

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Product Details

  • Series: Panzer Colors (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Squadron/Signal Publications; 1st edition (June 1, 1976)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0897470575
  • ISBN-13: 978-0897470575
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,052,595 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
This is a 3-book series covering the color patterns and insignia of prewar and WW2 German military vehicles. It covers tanks, self-propelled guns, artillery, half tracks, trucks, and automobiles. Their coverage of artillery and automobiles is not very extensive. Each book is about 80% black and white photographs of German vehicles, with limited amounts of text discussing them. There are also some color prints of paintings of vehicles. I would much prefer it if they had included some actual color photographs of the vehicles instead, since the paintings lack the rigorous detail of a photograph (although these are nice paintings). I could not notice any particularly coherent overall structure to the books: they all cover the entire war, and simply stick in various themes in an eclectic manner. However, the photographs are rather nice. This should be a useful reference for the model builder.
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This book goes over camouflage schemes and markings of German military vehicles covering the entire range of war years. And all fronts. The book has many nice black and white war time photos. They show the various vehicles with they vast variety of schemes used. And the different methods used to apply them.
Though I love the photo's, they are no very easy to use for reference in painting. But there are color plates of the various camouflage schemes shown in the photos and discussed. These will come in very handy for the modeler.
I will be getting the other two volumes of this series.
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Wanted one of these for years... and now I've got one. Been out of print forever. I'm completely satisfied.
A word though for those who might not be familiar with this series or type of book: they are NOT tech data sources on WWII German armor. You will NOT find data on ranges, weapons, armor thicknesses, engines or anything else of that ilk. The title says it all: Panzer Colors. This book covers how the stuff was painted, what colors were used, camouflage schemes and the like. Mostly black & white photos and a few pages of color renderings. It's designed to be a resource for model building & painting.
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Format: Paperback
After many years of searching, I finally got all three of these books. Since they are all similar in format & layout, I'll summarize all three here. Colors 1 was published in 1976, Colors II in 1978 and the third in 1984. Each book can stand alone quite well & provide the reader with a ton of great B&W photos, 15 pages of color plates from the beginning of WW2 to the very end. Each book is paperback 95 pages, vs. the 48 pages of an "In Action" book.

Panzer Color I provides a short review of the interiors, method of application, the use of foliage for all types of vehicles, wheeled and tracked from every theater in every season, urban and rural backgrounds.

Panzer Color II covers the markings of the German army panzer division. Panzer Color III focus is on the non Army units such as SS, Panzer grenadier divisions, Sturmgeschutz units.

Some of the photos have been released in other Squadron books, if you have any of the "In Action" books, you'll recognize a few of the pictures, but the emphasis on these captions are the markings, camouflage, tactical signs & colors rather than the weapons.
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