16 April 2019
Subtitled, Firepower for the Panzer Divisions, this is another high quality offering from Osprey detailing the mobile artillery support for the panzers.
Author: THOMAS ANDERSON
Reviewed by: Duncan Evans
Subtitled, Firepower for the Panzer Divisions, this is another high quality offering from Osprey detailing the mobile artillery support for the panzers. At the start of WWII almost all artillery was towed by truck or horse but the fast movement requirements of Blitzkrieg led to the development of the self-propelled gun.
The first chapter covers the state of artillery in 1933 before moving on to the rapid developments and war in France, Poland and the Balkans. It goes into great detail about the development of guns, chassis, the impact of adding armour and reels off stat after stat.
For the casual reader this is much harder going than Thomas’ previous titles on the Tiger and Panther but for those who are after the specifics it’s packed with information. Throw in the very high production standards/paper quality and you have a definitive look at the subject that represents good value.
• Osprey Publishing
• 260 pages • Hardback • £30
As reviewed in The Armourer May 2019.
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