STURMGESCHUTZ III: Backbone of the German Infantry, Volume I, History: Development, Production, Deployment (Backbone of/German Infantry 1).
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: History Facts
By: Peter Muller, Wolfgang ZimmermannThis first Volume of Assault Gun III: Backbone of the German Infantry puts the weapon in its historical context and supports information about production and combat of the Sturmgeschutz III. Volume II will provide information for identification of variants and their production months. Both volumes together will give the readers a full survey of the technical development of the Assault Guns and Assault Howitzers.For this publication there were about 400 documents and document series processed, taken off from a much bigger number of historical files available. These chosen documents were the base for a new view on the history of that important weapon system of the Wehrmacht. Our documentation is illustrated by some 125 photographs, some of them unpublished hitherto, 70 graphs and plans about the Assault Gun and has some 500 source references (not references to the literature)!To make orientation easy, documents and illustrations are arranged in chapters that follow the historic pass off: Technical development of the Sturmgeschutz, series production, the variants of the Assault Guns and their deployment with Heer, Luftwaffe and Waffen-SS.Rounding off the publication is an annex giving details of production, acceptance and delivery of the Sturmgeschutz. For the fist time it was possible to research the production numbers down to the number and to express the production numbers in a way, the reader can recalculate it. A list of literature, covering four pages, closes the appendix of the documentation. The list of the used sources is, because of its size, is not printed in the book but is available for download on the publishers' homepage.returncharacterreturncharacter returncharacterreturncharacter REVIEWS returncharacterreturncharacter"...offers a wealth of data for the modeler as well as those more interested in the technical aspects of this weapons system."IPMS, 07/2010
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