German Reconnaissance and Support Vehicles 1939-1945

German Reconnaissance and Support Vehicles 1939-1945

by Paul Thomas

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Overview

The Wehrmacht used reconnaissance and support vehicles widely in the Second World War and this book sets out to show the full range of both categories using over 200 rare images and descriptive text and captions in true Images of War Series fashion.

Both tracked and wheeled vehicles were employed for reconnaissance and screening. These included light tanks mainly comprising of the Pz.Kpfw.I, armored cars such as the six and eight wheeler Sd.Kfz.231,232,233,234 and its variants, 263, the Sd.Kfz.221,222,223,234 and 247, motorcycles such as the famous BMW R75, the Zundapp KS750. In addition to their recce role they would, when possible, engage similar or light units.

Support vehicles such as the tracked Sd.Kfz.2 Kettenkrad, and the renowned Sd.Kfz.251 halftracks were used in the follow-up role, frequently with mounted grenadiers to mop up overrun enemy positions.

The book fills a gap by outlining the full range of such equipment including the variety of armaments and power plants, and the crews that performed these missions.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526720894
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 10/09/2018
Series: Images of War Series
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 1,219,853
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Paul Thomas is an expert on WW2 fighting vehicles and avid collector of contemporary images. He lives in Braintree.

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