About the Book
This survey of PzIV stowage systems is the first of its kind to explore the style of stowage, during the invasion of Russia, as a means of identifying the units that vehicles were assigned to. Through extensive research individual stowage styles have been identified for all Panzer units down to Kompanie level. Thus allowing confident identification of most images you will come across.
The book is divided in to a chapter for each Division, which contains; comprehensive photographic evidence, description of general Divisional stowage and markings followed by a similar description for each Kompanie. Other known turret numbers and their Ausf are also listed.
A total of 125 fully described period photographs are supported by an appendix of 11 pages of line diagrams for easy reference. The diagrams offer 4 point views for 50 units! All bar two of the photographs are from my own collection and the vast majority are published here for the first time. As with the other books where ever possible images are kept one to a page.
This supplement is the perfect companion for "PzKpfw IV at the front" Volumes 1&2 and will be an indispensible reference for anyone interested in either early PzIVs or operation Barbarossa.
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This series of books (PzKpfwIV at the front: from 8wheels-good Publishing) is an exploration of the development of the PzIV, the only tank to be in uninterrupted mass production for front line service from the first to the last day of WWII. They are made up entirely from images of my own original photographs that I have collected over the last 10 years. The small profit made on each book will be put back into enlarging and preserving the collection so more titles can be added and images shared. Each volume contains fully captioned images, tables where appropriate and details from the reverse of the photographs. The tables are a collection of dates from all the main references available, existing museum vehicles and photographs which can be dated. They are born from my own frustration of endless trips to the books case to cross reference different sources and the wish to create a one stop reminder. I hope that they will be appealing to historians, wargamers and modelers alike.