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STURMGESCHUTZ

By Thomas Anderson

(Subject: Land Vehicles & Weapons - General) Developed in 1940, German Sturmgeschütz assault guns were intended to support the infantry during the attack and breakthrough of enemy positions. On the Eastern Front they proved to be potent tanks destroyers, able to reliably defeat Russian T-34 and KV heavy tanks. Cheaper and quicker to produce than conventional Panzers, they were deployed widely and with great success forming an integral part of armoured units, particularly in the final desperate days of the war when tank production could not keep up with the needs of the war effort. (Published: 2017) (Publisher: Osprey Publishing) (ISBN: 9781472817525) (Pagination: 271pp, 200+ b/w photos, tables & organisational charts) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$47.10

THE TANKS: THE HISTORY OF THE ROYAL TANK REGIMENT 1976-2017

By Charles Messenger

(Subject: Land Vehicles & Weapons - General) The Royal Tank Regiment celebrates its centenary in 2017. This fourth volume of the Regiment’s history begins in the midst of the Cold War, with the four RTR regiments mainly based in Germany. They experienced the implementation of General Sir Nigel Bagnall’s revolutionary new concept for the defence of the NATO Central Region. The Troubles in Northern Ireland were also at the height and the RTR served there on numerous occasions. Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait resulted in the First Gulf War, in which the Regiment played its part in many ways. Then came the horrors of the civil war in former Yugoslavia, operating tanks in Kosovo. The RTR was at the forefront of the assault on Basrah in the 2nd Gulf War and thereafter served a number of tours in Iraq. The British Army was also heavily committed to Afghanistan and the Regiment would spend the next five years deployed on Operation Herrick. As in Iraq, it carried out a variety of missions and in many different types of vehicle. (Published: 2017) (Publisher: Helion & Company) (ISBN: 9781912174003) (Pagination: 232 pages 50 colour & b/w photos, 10 colour maps, 1 table) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$47.02

ARMOR COLOR GALLERY 13: CAMOUFLAGE & MARKINGS OF GERMAN ARMOR IN THE BATTLE FOR CASSINO

By Jeffrey Plowman and Daniele Guglielmi

(Subject: Land Vehicles & Weapons - General) This book is a high quality reference loaded with great, high resolution black and white photographs. Most pages contain two but no more than three well-captioned photographs of in-action German vehicles during the three battles for the Gustave Line in and around the Italian town of Cassino. it feature4s a selection of late-war German armor including StuG III, Gs, Marders IIIs, Pzr IVs, and Panther A. Also included are Somovente M42s, fixed Panterturm gun emplacements and a captured beute Sherman M4A1. There are also several allied vehicles in some of the photos and these provide excellent diorama inspiration. (Published: 2015) (Publisher: Model Centrum Progres) (ISBN: 9788360672259) (Pagination: A4 format, 48pp, 65 b&/w photos, 19 full color plates of artwork.) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$31.39

ARMOR COLOR GALLERY 14: CAMOUFLAGE & MARKINGS OF COMMONWEALTH AND GREEK ARMOR IN THE BALKANS

By Jeffrey Plowman

(Subject: Land Vehicles & Weapons - General) This is an authoritative guide to the armor deployed by Commonwealth and Greek troops in continental Greece and in Crete, April - May, 1941. Covering wide variety of armored vehicles fielded by British 1st Armored Brigade HQ Squadron, 4th Queen's Own Hussars, 3rd and 7th Royal Tank Regiments and 3rd King's Own Hussars, 2nd New Zealand Division, 6th Australian Division and Greek 19th Motorized Division, it includes many rare, previously unpublished photos of early war British armored vehicles, with detailed captions. It includes: A10 and A13 Cruiser tanks, Matilda Infantry tanks, Vickers Light Mark IIIB and Light Mark VI tanks, Bren, Scout and Universal Carriers, and Marmon-Herrington Mark II armored cars. (Published: 2016) (Publisher: Model Centrum Progres) (ISBN: 9788360672273) (Pagination: A4 format, 72pp, 150 b&/w photos, 21 full color plates of artwork.) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$37.67

PANTHER

By Thomas Anderson

(Subject: Land Vehicles & Weapons - General) The Panther is one of the most famous, and greatest, tanks of World War II. Often considered the most elegant tank design of the war, it embodied a balance of firepower, armour protection, and mobility unmatched by any other AFV of the period. This new study by German armour expert, Thomas Anderson draws upon original German archives to tell the story of the birth of the Panther in response to the Soviet tanks encountered in 1941. He analyzes its success on the battlefield and its many modifications and variants. Illustrated throughout with rare photographs and drawings, many of which have never been published before, this is a unique history of one of the most famous tanks of World War II. (Published: 2017) (Publisher: Osprey Publishing) (ISBN: 9781472827036) (Pagination: 223pp, numerous b/w photos & colour profiles) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$31.40

THE HEAVY FLAK GUNS 1933-1945

By Werner Muller

(Subject: Land Vehicles & Weapons - General) German Guns and Ballistic Directional Equipment: 88mm, 105mm, 128Mm, 150mm. An extensively illustrated study of these weapons in service with the German Armed Forces during World War II. (Published: 1990) (Publisher: Schiffer Publications) (ISBN: 9780887402630) (Pagination: Large format, 160pp, 250+ b/w photos) (Condition: new in illustrated boards) UL-XXXXXX

$37.67

VOLKSWAGENS OF THE WEHRMACHT

By Hans-Georg Mayer-Stein

(Subject: Land Vehicles & Weapons - General) An extensively illustrated study on the use of the various Volkswagen types in the WWII German Armed Forces. It includes the numerous variants, and specialist types such as the Kubelwagen and the amphibious Schwimmwagen, as well as a military derivative of the original KdF-Wagen - The Beetle. (Published: 1994) (Publisher: Schiffer Publications) (ISBN: 088740684X) (Pagination: 192pp, 300+ photos) (Condition: New in illustrated boards) UL-XXXXXX

$37.67

GERMAN FLAK IN WORLD WAR II
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GERMAN FLAK IN WORLD WAR II

By Werner Muller

(Subject: Land Vehicles & Weapons - General) A concise, illustrated study of German Flak guns with numerous photographs, largely unpublished to date. The book includes the use of Flak guns on all fronts in both air and ground roles, with full details of 37mm, 105mm, 128mm and 88mm weapons as well as listening devices, searchlights and Flak aiming devices. (Published: 1998) (Publisher: Schiffer Publications) (ISBN: 0764303996) (Pagination: 160pp, over 250 b/w photos) (Condition: New in illustrated boards) UL-XXXXXX

$37.67

DRIVE TO VICTORY

By Clive M. Law

(Subject: Land Vehicles & Weapons - General) A Catalogue of Canadian Army Softskin Vehicles. With over 1200 photos of softskin vehicles, from staff cars to heavy recovery lorries, this book reviews all such vehicles in service with Canadian Armed Forces from both World Wars and from the period in between. Each page includes three contemporary photos of a specific vehicle as well as a thumnail sketch of its use, bodywork, and equipment. In the case of vehicles produced in large quantities the book offers numerous pages of contemporary photos. Much of this information is taken from archival sources including the post-war AEDB reports. (Published: 2016) (Publisher: Service Publications) (ISBN: 9781927822067) (Pagination: Large format, 242pp, c1200 b/w photos) (Condition: New in illustrated boards) UL-XXXXXX

$108.34

AFV PHOTO ALBUM VOL. 2

By Marek Solar

(Subject: Land Vehicles & Weapons - General) Co-authored by Petr Dolezal and Vladimir Kos this is the second volume in the series continuing the journey through the Czech lands, where a tremendous number of vehicles were knocked out, blown-up or simply left behind by retreating German forces during the final weeks of World War 2. Among them were also vast amounts of Red Army machines, knocked out in the tank battles that raged. The book takes a closer look at what happened to the vehicles after the war. King Tigers, Panthers, Pz.IVs, StuGs. Hetzers, SPWs, T-34s and IS-2s were among them, as well as Möbelwagens, Marders and L/70As. The work is a photographic examination with accounts of the units’ strength, and details of vehicle production variants. Modellers will benefit from the highly realistic, large format colour profiles. English/Czech text. (Published: 2016) (Publisher: Canfora Publishing,Sweden) (ISBN: 9789198232523) (Pagination: Large format, 176pp, 13 colour plates, c350 b/w photos 7 illustrations) (Condition: New in illustrated boards) UL-XXXXXX

$43.95

THE HISTORY OF THE PANZERWAFFE: VOLUME 1 1939-1942
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THE HISTORY OF THE PANZERWAFFE: VOLUME 1 1939-1942

By Thomas Anderson

(Subject: Land Vehicles & Weapons - General) The Germans transformed armoured warfare from a lumbering and ponderous experiment in World War I, into something that could decide the outcome of conflicts. This is the definitive guide to the legendary Panzerwaffe, from its very infancy to the days when it overan Europe at the height of Nazi German power. With rare combat reports, along with photographs sourced from previously unseen archival collections, it uncovers the technical and operational stories of the formidable armour that formed the backbone of the German war machine. (Published: 2015) (Publisher: Osprey Publishing) (ISBN: 9781472808127) (Pagination: 304pp, c250 b/w photos & illustrations) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$47.10

FORGOTTEN ARCHIVES 1: THE LOST SIGNAL CORPS PHOTOS

By Darren Neely

(Subject: Land Vehicles & Weapons - General) The US Army Signal Corps photographs were the official standard for photo documentation of the army during World War II. These photos were captured by trained cameramen and in most cases were taken under enemy fire, in a ditch with a riflemen or as enemy shells landed nearby. The photos in this book have not previously been published or have only appeared in hard to find unit histories. They cover events in the ETO, from the Normandy breakout until the end of the war. Beautifully illustrated with 266 rare large format photos, Forgotten Archives 1 is must for the armour enthusiast. (Published: 2015) (Publisher: Panzerwrecks) (ISBN: 9781908032119) (Pagination: Landscape format, 240pp, 266 b/w photos) (Condition: New in illustrated boards) UL-XXXXXX

$51.80

FERDINAND AND ELEFANT TANK DESTROYER
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FERDINAND AND ELEFANT TANK DESTROYER

By Thomas Anderson

(Subject: Land Vehicles & Weapons - General) The largest and statistically most successful tank destroyer of World War II, the Ferdinand was a true behemoth. Although only 91 examples were built, it took a savage toll of Soviet armour in the Battle of Kursk and other operations on the Eastern Front. This study explores the technical development and combat deployment of this remarkable vehicle, from its' origins in the Porsche Tiger Tank through its deployment as the ‘Ferdinand' in the Citadel offensive, to its modification and redesignation as the ‘Elefant' and final use in the desperate Battle of Berlin. Drawing on original archival material and heretofore unpublished photographs this title is an essential illustrated history to one of the most famous armoured vehicles ever built. (Published: 2015) (Publisher: Osprey Publishing) (ISBN: 9781472807212) (Pagination: Square format, 256pp, c350 b/w photos, illustrations & plans) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$39.25

NÜRENBURG'S PANZER FACTORY: A PHOTOGRAPHIC STUDY

By Roddy MacDougall and Darren Neely

(Subject: Land Vehicles & Weapons - General) An illustrated study of the vehicles designed, developed and produced at the M.A.N plant in Nürnberg between 1934 and 1945. Although the production of trucks was an important factor in the company’s success, it was M.A.N’s experience designing armoured fighting vehicles that led to the Pz.Kpfw. V “Panther” in 1942 for which it is most renowned during WWII. 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 in the book, most are previously unpublished. With a foreword by Hilary Doyle, the book also includes a colour map of the factory site by Simon Vosters. (Published: 2013) (Publisher: Panzerwrecks) (ISBN: 9781908032065) (Pagination: Landscape format, 223pp, 223pp, 222 b/w photos, map) (Condition: New in illustrated boards) UL-XXXXXX

$51.80

STEEL FORTRESS: THE RUSSIAN T-28 MEDIUM TANK

By Jim Kinnear and Mikhail Baryatinsky

(Subject: Land Vehicles & Weapons - General) The Soviet T-28 multi-turreted medium tank was a symbol of the Workers and Peasants Red Army in pre-war years. Well known as it is, little substantial information has been published about its development, particularly in the West. This book attempts to remedy this and contains much new information, more than 160 photographs - many showing close-in detail - plus a wealth of 1/35 scale plans and profiles, seven in full colour (Published: 2000) (Publisher: Barbarossa Books) (ISBN: 9780953877706) (Pagination: A4 format,128pp ,165 b/w photos, 7 colour ills, numerous 1:35 scale profiles) (Condition: New in card cover) UL-XXXXXX

$23.55

TIGERS IN NORMANDY

By Wolfgang Schneider

(Subject: Land Vehicles & Weapons - General) The Tiger I gave the Wehrmacht its first tank mounting the 88mm gun, which had proven its effectiveness against both air and ground targets. The Tiger was usually deployed in formidable, independent tank battalions. In this new book Schneider presents a complete combat chronicle of this formidable weapon, including new details on how the Tiger performed against Allied armour, particularly the Sherman. He also examines actions by famous Panzer ace, Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross holder Michael Wittmann. As well as several hundred period photos and then-and-now shots, the book is packed with Maps, orders of battle, tables and appendices. (Published: 2012) (Publisher: Pen & Sword) (ISBN: 9781848848023) (Pagination: Large format, 377pp, c250 b/w photos, maps, OOBs) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$39.25

REPAIRING THE PANZERS VOL. 1
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REPAIRING THE PANZERS VOL. 1

By Lukas Friedli

(Subject: Land Vehicles & Weapons - General) How did Germany keep its infamous Panzers running throughout six years of war? How did the German army prepare for motorized warfare? What special vehicles and recovery equipment were used by the maintenance units? How were they organized? How did supplies reach the front and how were they distributed amongst the battered divisions? The answers to these questions are to be found here. Based solely on original reports, diaries and manuals, you will learn how Panzers were recovered and what really put them out of action. Packed with large format photos, most unpublished and reproduced full-page size, plus drawings, diagrams, and tables, this is a must for serious mechanised armour historians. (Published: 2010) (Publisher: Panzerwrecks) (ISBN: 9780955594083) (Pagination: large landscape format, 256pp, 291 b/w photos, 17 drawings, 5 diagrams,19 tables) (Condition: New in hardcover) UL-XXXXXX

$54.94

REPAIRING THE PANZERS VOL. 2
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REPAIRING THE PANZERS VOL. 2

By Lukas Friedli

(Subject: Land Vehicles & Weapons - General) Why did the Blitz against Russia fail? How did winter and desert conditions affect operational readiness? Why weren’t captured Russian vehicles pressed into service like French and other vehicles were? What was the purpose of the ‘Panzerstützpunkt’ of 1944? What kept heavy Panzers from mixing in with lighter Panzers? What really caused the loss of brand new Panzers? The answers to these and other questions can be found in this book which is based solely on original reports, diaries and manuals. You will learn how reliable the infamous Panthers and Tigers really were. (Published: 2011) (Publisher: Panzerwrecks) (ISBN: 9781908032010) (Pagination: large landscape format, 256pp, 279 b/w photos, drawings, diagrams, tables) (Condition: New in hardcover) UL-XXXXXX

$54.94

ISRAELI HALF-TRACKS: VOLUME TWO

By Tom Gannon

(Subject: Land Vehicles & Weapons - General) Volume 2 of this impressive work covers Israeli half-tracks and modified vehicles from 1960 to the present, and includes a short section on captured BTR-152 wheeled APCs. The vehicles are seen in a number of roles: troop transports, mine clearers, engineering vehicles, anti-aircraft defence, command and communications vehicles, mortar carriers and much more. (Published: 2009) (Publisher: Barbarossa Books) (ISBN: 9781847680020) (Pagination: Large format, 222pp, 400 + colour & b/w illustrations) (Condition: New in illustrated boards) UL-XXXXXX

$51.03

PANZER TRUPPEN 2

By Editor Thomas L Jentz

(Subject: Land Vehicles & Weapons - General) This companion to Tom Jentz's earlier volume tells how the Panzertruppen fought during their defensive struggle following the defeats in North Africa and Stalingrad. It covers all major actions including Kharkov, Operation Zitadelle, the defence of Sicily and Italy, Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge, the final battles on the Eastern Front, and the Defence of the Fatherland. provides full details of units, organizations, types of Panzers, and tactics (Published: 1996) (Publisher: Schiffer Publications) (ISBN: 9780764300806) (Pagination: Large format, 299pp, 45 + b/w photos, maps, tables, orders of battle) (Condition: New in d/w) UL-XXXXXX

$90.29