Monday, October 31

New Nuts & Bolts? We preview Nuts & Bolts 37: Jagdpanzer IV L/48 (Sd.Kfz. 162)

Need news Nuts & Bolts on your Jagdpanzer IV? Well if you do need a new reference book on this much liked tank destroyer, walkarounds, blueprints, period & new photos as well as modelling help on this TD, then let's look at this new book shall we?

Nuts Bolts Vol.37 Jagdpanzer IV Part 1: L/48 (Sd.Kfz. 162)  
by Joachim Baschin, Martin Block
published on November 18, 2016
soft cover
Dual German & english texts
180 pages
368 photos (152 historic, 23 of models, & 193 modern walkaround images)
36 blueprints
16 camouflage schemes, tactical markings, table of organisation (KStN)
Price 29.90€ at this link...
Volume 37 on the early versions of the Jadgpanzer IV, also called “Guderian duck”. This “tank” first designed 1942 on an order of the Heereswaffenamt to VOMAG and first introduced in 1944 was basically a new successor to the Sturmgeschütz.
There was a considerable effort by the General der Artillerie for the retention of the designation “Sturmgeschütz”. Guderian battled and won his case for the issuing of the tanks to the Panzerjäger units of the Panzer-Divisions. Despite the inexperienced Panzerjäger units the Jagdpanzer IV became a very worthy adversary against the Allies Armoured opposition.
This volume includes the early versions of Panzerjäger IV chassis No.V2 to the leichte Panzerjäger IV with the 7.5 cm Pak 39 L/48. As the N & B team formulated the production of this volume it became apparent that the historical information that they obtained could only be done justice if the authors produced two volumes on one of the most important German tank of the Second World War.
Together with the next book in the series - Volume 38, which is devoted to the VOMAG and ALKETT versions with the 7.5 cm Pak 42 L/70 and the Einheitsfahr- gestell, all versions of this formidable vehicle will be included to the standard of information that Nuts & Bolts fans have become used to.
This new book is now available at the Nuts & Bolts website for 29.90€ at this link...