Thursday, 21 April 2016

PANZER IV ON THE BATTLEFIELD by Craig Ellis
Peko Publishing
Reviewed in AFV Modeller No87

"Panzer IV afficionado (and author of the 8wheels-good series on Panzer IV) Craig Ellis, shares many of the fresh images he has unearthed and researched in this new volume of the WWII Photobook Series. All variants are covered from early war and freshly painted dunkelgrau Ausf As to abandoned Ausf Js in mid 1945 proving the Panzer IV as one of the few armoured vehicles saving from the first to the last day of WWII. All the images are present din larger format, one per page, giving modellers really solid visual reference with the author's in depth research as duel-language captions pointing out production features in the minutest detail. The image quality varies but all of the photos hold points of interest both historically and from a modelling point of view with only a few looking familiar to us. A great collection of mostly unseen images very nicely presented and a must for any Panzer IV fan or German armour enthusiast"