The Panzerkampfwagen IV has often been referred to as the 'workhorse' of the German Army in World War II. This important weapon went through several upgrades and improvements and was the only German tank to have been produced continuously throughout the entire war. This book specifically deals with the short-barrelled Panzer IV, built until February 1942, which saw service from the invasion of Poland, through the fall of Western Europe and the campaigns of North Africa to the steppes of the Soviet Union.
This book takes on a series of increasingly complex construction projects covering all the major Panzer IV types, including the rare multi-turreted Neubau-Panzerkampfwagen IV.
About the Author
Tom Cockle was born in Edmonton, Alberta, in 1949. He has been modelling for 26 years and has won several awards at US and Canadian model shows. During this time, he has written articles for several magazines including Military Modeler, Military in Scale, Military Modelcraft International, FineScale Modeler, AFV Modeller and Steelmasters. He has written several books for Concord Publications as well as the Sturmgeschutz III Ausf.G Walk Around book for Squadron/Signal Publications
"If ...you want a step by step guide by one of the acknowledged experts in the field, on how to produce a historically accurate, miniature replica of an eraly Panzer IV, get one today. Highly recommended... A very good book for the super detailer, by a recognised expert on the subject at an excellent price." -Vinne Branigan, Armorama (January 2006)
"I believe this to be another fine addition to the fast growing Osprey Modelling series line, with top-notch photography, exciting and interesting projects, and extremely useful technique instruction this manual comes very highly recommended from this modelers point of view." -Mark Smith, Armorama (October 2005)