Tuesday, July 2

A new, updated & expanded take on the "Henschel Hs 129 Panzerjäger" available to pre-order from Chandos Publications

As some of our precious tomes of knowledge get long in the tooth sometimes you do wish for just that little bit more in an all-in-one reference book. Chandos Publications aims to bring that to the public with a revised and updated look of Martin Pegg's book on the "Panzerknacker" with their new title "Henschel Hs 129 Panzerjäger"  - Can you guess what's in the book yet? See a little more about this soon to be released book in our preview...

A new take on the "Panzerknacker" from Chandos Publications
Henschel Hs 129 Panzerjäger
By Martin Pegg
Published by Chandos Publications 
Release date: Mid 2019
210 x 297 mm, laminate board hardback
296 pages, 300 photos, maps, technical drawings and appendices
13 newly commissioned colour profiles
Price: £60.00 excluding postage
New publisher Chandos Publications - led by the book's team of Richard Carrick, Robert Forsyth, Eddie Creek and Mark Nelsonare, are just about to release their new book "Henschel Hs 129 Panzerjäger" to the general public. On pre-order now, and set to be sent out very soon to the public - this book promises a welcome updated edition of the old Classic Publications book, which is now 22 years old.
This is a fully updated and revised edition of Martin Pegg’s groundbreaking 1997 study of the Luftwaffe’s ground-attack aircraft, the Henschel Hs 129 in words, pictures, illustrations statistical data and an expanded knowledge base to add new features and insight into this aircraft.
For this title, based on several years of further research, the author has uncovered much new information and photographic material on the development and operational use of the Hs 129 in German and Romanian service.
The book includes chapters on the First World War and pre-Second World War development of the Schlachtflieger, plus comprehensive coverage of the development of the aircraft itself and its various associated experimental and operational weapons.
The greater part of the book, however, is devoted to the use of the machine in North Africa and especially in Russia where, although not the perfect close-support and anti-tank aircraft, it proved to be the only one to hand that was capable of effectively combating Soviet armour, and was still in front-line service in May 1945.
Also included are numerous pilot accounts, details of examples captured by the Allies and a section on camouflage and markings. Overall, this is a package which will overturn many common misconceptions which still persist about an aircraft that was very well-liked by its pilots and which was described by Henschel Flugzeug-Werk’s works manager as being ‘ten years ahead of its time.’
The book is enriched with updated scale drawings by world renowned illustrator and draughtsman, Arthur Bentley, and also contains newly commissioned colour artwork (13 profiles in all), by acclaimed digital artist, Janusz Swiatlon.

Maciej Noszczak also contributes to this book - he has produced many fine scale plans for the likes of Kagero and Mushroom Publishing in the past, and now he has finished several specially commissioned cowling drawings, showing all known variants of the Hs 129 to this book. 

Chandos are not stopping with this title however - they have several other books in the series that will be stand-alone titles. Already they have signed up three Luftwaffe books, on the Hs 129, Arado 234 operations over the Western Front, and the He 219.

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If you are interested in this book it is now on pre-order - Follow this link to their website to order the book  from Chandos Publications Directly.