German Tanks of World War II: The Complete Illustrated History of German Armoured Fighting Vehicles 1926-1945 - F. M. (Ferdinand Maria) von Senger und EtterlinLondon: Arms & Armour Press, 1969, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed, loss to the spine ends, and tape-repaired in places. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. Pages lightly age-tanned.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Black & white drawings; Diagrams; Tables; 2-column text (in part); Appendices ;
From the cover: “This is the definitive work in the English language on German armoured fighting vehicles. It is complete with the full details of the development history, production and specifications of all German tanks and their variants over the period 1926-1945, as well as other armoured vehicles.
The illustrations are of special importance. There is a wealth of pictures, with many photographs — plus line drawings of the main types all to a scale of 1:73 — nearly 300 in all. Additionally, the appendices present data tables giving details of vehicles’ weight, speed, overall dimensions, armour, armament, engine and transmission specifications, and much more.
German Tanks of World War II shows the development of the German tank over nearly 30 years, during which time designs advanced from the tiny Panzerkampf-wagen I of about five tons in weight to the mighty Maus of over one hundred tons. Here are the famous tanks that swept through the Low Countries and through France, took part in the great campaigns in the terrible conditions on the Eastern Front, fought in the Western Desert under Rommel and battled in the struggle for Europe following the D-Day landings. In addition to designing such a versatile range of tanks German engineers also produced armoured personnel carriers, weapons carriers, self-propelled carriages, wireless cars, scout cars — some half-tracked, some fully tracked — many of which not only played an important role in World War II but also, with the tanks, influenced many of the postwar designs of other nations.
Under its original title Die deutschen Panzer, 1926-45 this famous book by Dr. F. M. von Senger und Etterlin has long been regarded as the standard work on German tanks and armoured vehicles. It now appears for the first time in a complete English language edition. Of great importance to all concerned with the study of modern warfare, it is a volume without equal.”