Sdkfz 251 Half-Track 1939-45 (Paperback)

By Bruce Culver, Jim Laurier (Illustrator), Jim Laurier (Joint Author)
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Description


Following in the best traditions of German ingenuity in design and construction of armoured vehicles, the SdKfz 251 firmly realised the concept of a competent cross-country tactical vehicle for armoured infantry units. So successful was this half-track that not only did a modified version of it remain in use with Czech forces well into the 1980s but also, ironically, the armoured infantry tactics that the Germans pioneered with it were adopted by Allied forces in the Second World War and helped them to achieve the eventual defeat of Germany. This book covers the genesis and development of the SdKfz 251, and details the numerous modifications and variations that sprang from combat experience.

About the Author


Bruce Culver, born in 1940, was for many years a professional medical illustrator, while still pursuing his interest in the history of Second World War armoured vehicles and colour scheme practices. He has been an active member of IPMS USA, and is probably best known for his highly praised books Panzer Colours and Panzer Colours 2. He has contributed to numerous Osprey titles over the years, chiefly dealing with military vehicles.

Retired US Navy Cdr Louis B Dorny is an acknowledged expert on America's most famous flying-boat, the PBY Catalina, and has long been fascinated by its crucial employment against Japanese forces in the Pacific War. He has interviewed numerous veteran crews during the course of his research over the past four decades. The author lives in Seattle, WA.

Retired US Navy Cdr Louis B Dorny is an acknowledged expert on America's most famous flying-boat, the PBY Catalina, and has long been fascinated by its crucial employment against Japanese forces in the Pacific War. He has interviewed numerous veteran crews during the course of his research over the past four decades. The author lives in Seattle, WA.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781855328464
ISBN-10: 1855328461
Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)
Publication Date: November 27th, 1998
Pages: 48
Language: English