Axis Armoured Fighting Vehicles of the Second World War


Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

By: Michael Green
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Series: Images of War
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781473887046
Published: 5th March 2018
RRP / Print Price: £16.99

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Axis Armoured Fighting Vehicles of the Second World War

During the Second World War the Axis powers, most prolifically the Germans, deployed a vast array of armoured fighting vehicles to support their tanks and infantry. These included tank destroyers, reconnaissance vehicles, self-propelled artillery pieces, flame-thrower vehicles and self-propelled artillery pieces.

Armoured tank destroyers, such as the Marder series, the Nashorn, Jagdpanther, Jagdtiger and the turretless German Stu III series (based on the Panzer III medium tank), helped the Nazis overcome their shortage of tanks. Copying the Stu III series the Italians created the turretless Semovente da 75/18 assault gun and the Hungarians the turretless Zrinyi.

In the role of self-propelled artillery the German fielded the Hummel, the Wespe and the Grille while the Brummbar and the Sturmtiger performed in the dedicated assault gun role.

For armoured reconnaissance German industry came up with a series of capable armored cars; examples were the eight-wheel Puma and the full-tracked Luchs reconnaissance tank. The Italians developed the impressive four-wheel Autoblinda armoured cars. Specialized anti-aircraft tanks such the Mobelwagen, Wirbelwind and the Ostwind gave some protection against the ever more powerful Allied air forces. This fine book covers all these variants and many more besides in words and rare images and will delight readers, collectors, model-makers and war-gamers.

 




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