Designed with the modeller, preservationist and the wargamer in mind, Ian Allan Publishing’s new ‘in Detail’ series is intended to provide the reader with a comprehensive history of the type of tank, self-propelled propelled gun and military transport featured. Each volume will include detailed history of the unit in service, along with information on variants, markings, unit allocations, etc. Alongside the comprehensive illustrative section, which will include detailed shots of models in colour, the books will also include scale drawings and comprehensive guidance notes on camouflage. Each title contains c12,000 words of text, illustrations and unit details and, where appropriate, will include production figures, interior details and include information on all the many items that differentiated each individual model of the type. The German Jagd Panzer was a purpose designed tank killer that became one of the most potent armoured combat vehicles of World War 2. They included the Jagdpanzer IV, the Jagdpanther, the little Hetzer, the massive Jagdtiger and the unfortunate Ferdinand/Elefant. All were as heavily armed as could be arranged, were capable of destroying their prey at considerable ranges, and protected their crews under slope armour armoured carapaces. This title places the Panzerjäger in their tactical context as well as being fully descriptive. Alongside the contemporary photographs of the equipment is use, the book also includes specially prepared colour artworks showing variations in camouflage markings. With interest in all forms of military equipment from World War 2 increasing; this new series from Ian Allan Publishing comes at an appropriate time. It will be much sought after historians, modellers and wargamers alike
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