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Panzerwaffe 1945 Vol.1

Panzerwaffe 1945 Vol.1 Book Review

By Ray Mehlberger

Date of Review May 2009 Title Panzerwaffe 1945 Vol.1
Author Maksym Kotomyjec & Ilja Moszczanskij Publisher Militaria Publishing
Published 2004 ISBN 978-8372191847
Format 82 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) Out of Production

Review

This book by Militaria Publishing in Warsaw Poland has a 2004 copyright date. It is in soft-cover format and has 74 pages. The cover art shows a Panther Ausf. G parked in a grassy clearing in a woods. It is in a wave pattern camouflage of green and red brown wave pattern over a base of earth yellow. The turret number is 312 in yellow and just in front of it is a peculiar blue swastika that is yellow edged. I have never seen this marking on a German tank before. This vehicle is said to be attached to Kampfgruppe “Kather”, Berlin area, April 22-23, 1945.

One corner of the cover says that the book is in English text. This is not totally true. The first half of the book is mostly in Polish, with just the captions under the pictures in both Polish and English. English other text does not begin until page 57 of the book. The pictures from that page onward also are captioned in the two languages.

This book is a photo album of tanks the Wehrmacht used in the last year of the war. Most of the black and white wartime photos are of knocked-out vehicles photographed in Poland. There are 83 of these photos. The inside of the front cover has 3 color profiles of different vehicles from 1945. There are 30 more of these in the rear of the book, that extend to the inside and outside of the back cover. The camouflage patterns on these tanks and soft-skins are sometimes spectacular. Vehicles shown are:

  • Pz.Kpfw. IV Ausf. H (2 of these)
  • Sturmpanzer IV “Brummbar”
  • Panzer IV/70(A) SP gun tank (2 of these)
  • Panzerbefehlswagen V “Panther” (2 of these. No Ausf. mentioned)
  • 8.8 cm Pak 43/3 Waffentrager SP gun (very unusual looking vehicle)
  • Sd.Kfz. 234/4 (8x8) armored car
  • Stug IV
  • Pz.Kpfw. V Ausf. G
  • Jagdpanzer 38(t) “Hetzer”
  • Sd.Kfz. 251/1 Ausf. D half-track
  • Jagdpanzer IV
  • Pz.Kpfw. VI Ausf. E “Tiger”
  • Sd.Kfz. 250/1 half-track
  • Kfz. 15 Staff car
  • Munitionspanzer auf Geschw. III/IV
  • Stug 40 Ausf. G (3 of these)
  • Panzerjager “Tiger” P “Elefant”
  • Sd.Kfz. 234/1 (8x8) armored car
  • Steyr 1500 truck
  • Jagpanzer 38(t) munitionspanzer
  • 10.5 cm leFH 18/40 auf Pz.Kpfw. II “Wespe”
  • Stug. III Ausf. D
  • Sd.Kfz. 250-9 half-track
  • Pz.Kpfw. VI Ausf. B “Tiger”
  • Sd.Kfz. 222 armored car
  • Pz.Kpfw IV Ausf. J
  • 13 cm SFH 18 auf Gschw. III/IV “Hummel”
  • Sd.Kfz. 10/4 with 20 mm AA gun mounted, half-track

The black and white photos in this book are dark and dreary and not much good to see details on the knocked out tanks that have been photographed. However, the color profiles will offer modelers unique camouflage variants for various model kits they may have.

Recommended.

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