By Henry Hoppe
Tankograd Wehrmacht Special No 4001.
Soft cover, A4 size, 64 pages
Review by Peter Brown
First up are chapters on various cars and trucks, mostly former civilian types, in the WW1 era extending to five and seven pages respectively. Captured British tanks from the Great War covers the Mk IV series in six pages. Next are various BMW solo motorcycles in pre-war Reichwehr and Wehrmacht use, spread over nine pages. Several types of 1.5 ton six-wheel trucks used by the Germans in the early WW2 years are covered in a 12-pages section, showing different official and locally modified body styles. Early production Sturmgeschutz with short 75mm gun get 11 pages (counting a full-page photo inside the front cover) with record shots and in the field photos. The SdKfz 252 ammunition carrier and SdKfz 253 artillery observation post based on the armoured one-ton halftrack series which served in StuG units are covered in a six-page feature. Rounding off this edition are two unusual subjects, with five pages on field bakery trailers in both World Wars, and two pages on field delousing ovens.
While some of the vehicles have been covered elsewhere, there is a lot new here for modellers looking for unusual German equipment. This could become a long-running series, produced to the same high quality as the parent Tankograd Militarfahrzeug series it is available from several distributorsFor more details contact the publishers Verlag Jochen Vollert on firstname.lastname@example.org
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