Wednesday, November 13

Nürnberg's Panzer Factory from Panzerwrecks available for pre-order today…

All of those amazing “Panzerwerk” dioramas of large tanks being built and repaired – in design and development and in decline at the end of the war – they make for some lovely set pieces. Modellers just cannot get enough inspiration when it comes this this material so why not get this from the best in the business? The guys from Panzerwrecks team up with Authors MacDougall and Neely to bring you their latest opus about Nürnberg's Panzer Factory…

Authors: Roddy MacDougall and Darren Neely. Foreword by Hilary Doyle
ISBN: 978-1-9080320-6-5
Date: December 2013
No of Photos: 222. Separate colour map of the factory.
No of Pages: 223
Size: 270x210mm (L)

This book is an illustrated study of the vehicles designed, developed and produced at the M·A·N plant in Nürnberg during the period 1934-1945. Although the production of trucks was, and remains, an important factor in the company’s success, it was M·A·N’s experience designing armoured fighting vehicles during the ‘30s and early ‘40s that led to the Pz.Kpfw. V “Panther” in 1942 for which it is most renowned during WWII. 

The Panther would be designed, tested and produced in several models before war’s end, and all phases would be captured on film by the company photographer. Here are the crystal clear photos he took showing Panther interiors, prototype testing, proving ground trials, assembly lines, and, at the end, the damage inflicted by Allied bombing raids. But that’s not all.
Recently discovered information sheds new light on the production of Panthers at the plant in the final months of the war, including the surprise addition of a new assembly firm to Panther production. The repair, refurbishment and conversion of other armoured vehicles is also examined, with much new information being presented here for the first time. Of the 222 photographs selected to illustrate this book, most are unpublished, a fitting tribute to the innovations born at Nürnberg’s Panzer Factory

Historical Overview
Early Panzer Development
Repair and Refurbishment
The Panther
Destruction of the Factory
Empty Shells
Nürnberg's last Panthers
This is an unmissable book for trackheads of all types. It graphically shows the development of M.A.N vehicles for use by the German military. The coverage of the various Ausfuhrungs of Panther is exquisite. All presented with Panzerwrecks hallmark quality and style. Foreword by Hilary Doyle. A colour map of the factory site by Simon Vosters accompanies the book.
Pre-orders start on Wednesday 13 November-  the price is £29.99UK/ US$46.95 (a saving of UK£3 or US$6 when ordered directly from their site) so get in quickly for a few bucks off - The book will be published in December.