Hitler s Tanks

Hitler s Tanks

German kill claims versus Allied tanks by weapon type, 6 June–3 July 1944
Number % Tanks 227 42.3 Sturmgeschütz and Panzerjäger 61 11.4 Anti-tank
and Flak guns 105 19.5 Field artillery 36 6.7 Close-combat weapons 108 20.1
Total 537 ...

Author: Chris McNab

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472839787

Category: History

Page: 336

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The Panzers that rolled over Europe were Germany's most famous fighting force, and are some of the most enduring symbols of World War II. However, at the start of the war, Germany's tanks were nothing extraordinary and it was operational encounters such as facing the Soviet T-34 during Operation Barbarossa which prompted their intensive development. Tactical innovation gave them an edge where technological development had not, making Hitler's tanks a formidable enemy. Hitler's Tanks details the development and operational history of the light Panzer I and II, developed in the 1930s, the medium tanks that were the backbone of the Panzer Divisions, the Tiger, and the formidable King Tiger, the heaviest tank to see combat in World War II. Drawing on Osprey's unique and extensive armour archive, Chris McNab skilfully weaves together the story of the fearsome tanks that transformed armoured warfare and revolutionised land warfare forever.
Categories: History

Hitler s Tanks

Hitler s Tanks

Hitler's Tanks details the development and operational history of the light Panzer I and II, developed in the 1930s, the medium tanks that were the backbone of the Panzer Divisions, the Tiger, and the formidable King Tiger, the heaviest ...

Author: Chris McNab

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472839763

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 381

A fully illustrated and expertly researched guide to the tanks of Hitler's formidable war machine. The Panzers that rolled over Europe were Germany's most famous fighting force, and are some of the most enduring symbols of World War II. However, at the start of the war, Germany's armor was nothing extraordinary and it was operational encounters such as facing the Soviet T-34 during Operation Barbarossa which prompted their intensive development. Tactical innovation gave them an edge where technological development had not, making Hitler's tanks a formidable enemy. Hitler's Tanks details the development and operational history of the light Panzer I and II, developed in the 1930s, the medium tanks that were the backbone of the Panzer Divisions, the Tiger, and the formidable King Tiger, the heaviest tank to see combat in World War II. Drawing on Osprey's unique and extensive armor archive, Chris McNab skillfully weaves together the story of the fearsome tanks that transformed armored warfare and revolutionized land warfare forever.
Categories: History

Hitler s Light Tanks

Hitler s Light Tanks

This superbly illustrated book gives a comprehensive overview of the multitude of vehicles and variants that came into service.

Author: Paul Thomas

Publisher: Pen & Sword Military

ISBN: 1526741660

Category: Tanks (Military science)

Page: 128

View: 825

Hitler's Wehrmacht led the way in armored warfare as the successful blitzkriegs in Poland and North West Europe in 1940 so convincingly proved. The contribution of light tanks such as Panzers I, II and 35(t) was critical. As the war spread to the Balkans, north Africa and the invasion of Russia, German engineers worked tirelessly modifying existing light tanks and developing new models. The growing Soviet armored threat, in particular, spawned tank destroyers such as the Marder III Panzerjäger, SdKfz 138/1 and 139. Antiaircraft variants included the Flakpanzer 38(t) and the SdKfz 140/1 was a reconnaissance tank armed with a 20mm turret-mounted gun, developed from the SdKfz 22 armored car, whereas the Aufklarungerspanzer 38(t) carried a 7.5cm gun in the support reconnaissance role. In the final stages of the war light tanks were phased out and the Marder and 38(t) were up-gunned; the Wespe was adapted from the Panzer II chassis. This superbly illustrated book gives a comprehensive overview of the multitude of vehicles and variants that came into service. With the text and captions providing technical data, the images show this formidable array of fighting vehicles in action across the theaters of war.
Categories: Tanks (Military science)

Hitler s Nemesis

Hitler s Nemesis

additional BT tanks . The rifle - machine gun brigade had three rifle battalions , an
engineer battalion , and an antiaircraft battalion . 35 Five additional independent
mechanized brigades were formed in the next few years — the 2nd in the ...

Author: Walter Scott Dunn

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: UOM:39015032092374

Category: History

Page: 231

View: 995

The thesis of this book is that by early 1943 the Red Army was superior to the German Army.
Categories: History

Panzerkrieg

Panzerkrieg

The book gives particular emphasis to the men who fought in and led the Panzer divisions: great generals like Guderian, Rommel and Manstein, tank masters like Wittmann and Bake, and inspired commanders like Balck and Bayerlein.

Author: Mike Syron

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472107800

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 792

For many people the very image of Blitzkrieg is of massed columns of tanks sweeping through Europe, smashing all resistance and leaving a trail of devastation in their wake. Indeed, it was the Panzers' achievements in battle that were largely responsible for Germany's early run of success in the Second World War and, once the tide of war began to turn against the Reich, the Panzers subsequently became the backbone of its defence. The dramatic story of Hitler's tank divisions is brought to life in this authoritative narrative. Panzerkrieg vividly describes the evolution, exploits and eventual destruction of this superlative fighting force in immensely readable fashion. Particularly accessible to the general reader who wants to know more about Germany's Second World War tank forces, the authors dispense with technical jargon and pedantic detail to give a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the subject, both human and technical. The book gives particular emphasis to the men who fought in and led the Panzer divisions: great generals like Guderian, Rommel and Manstein, tank masters like Wittmann and Bake, and inspired commanders like Balck and Bayerlein. The whole vast canvas of the war emerges from this narrative, as it follows the titanic struggles which ranged between the bocage country of France, the desert wastes of North Africa, and the limitless steppes of Russia. The evolution of German fighting vehicles and tactics is fully charted, and the many myths, fallacies and misconceptions that have grown up around the Panzerwaffe are exploded. Extensive research, reference to the memoirs of the leading participants, and original new conclusions all contribute to a comprehensive account that critically examines the achievements, failures, and ultimate legacy of the Panzer divisions. Features INCLUDE: The secret pre-war birth and development of the Panzerwaffe The lightning campaigns in Poland and France The four bloody years of the Russian campaign, the greatest clash of arms the world has ever seen The exploits of Rommel and his Africa Corps Hitler's increasingly disastrous influence on the Panzerwaffe Disputes between the Panzer officers and their High Command Portraits of the Panzerwaffe's leaders Detailed analysis of the great tank battles such as Kursk and the Battle of the Bulge, with clear maps Comparative rank and organizational charts Information on the technical evolution of Germany's armoured fighting vehicles, including the development of the mighty Tigers and Panthers Unique sections on uniforms, crew functions and how German tanks were built Rare coverage of how the Panzer leaders fared after the war The legacy of the Panzers
Categories: History

The Panther Tank

The Panther Tank

In a comprehensive study of this remarkable fighting vehicle, author and military expert Anthony Tucker-Jones presents more than 100 archival photographs, along with a selection of color profiles, illustrating its design, development and ...

Author: Anthony Tucker-Jones

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781473881969

Category: History

Page: 120

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This pictorial history of the Nazi Panther tank offers an in-depth analysis of its innovative design and its role on the Eastern Front of WWII. The German Panther was one of the most important tanks of the Second World War, ranking alongside the American Sherman and the Soviet T-34. In a comprehensive study of this remarkable fighting vehicle, author and military expert Anthony Tucker-Jones presents more than 100 archival photographs, along with a selection of color profiles, illustrating its design, development and operations in battle. On the Eastern Front, the German army needed to counter the Red Army’s robust and utilitarian T-34 tank, which were increasingly deployed by the Russians in decisive numbers. The German military rapidly produced the Panther as its answer to this threat. With its sloping armor and a high-velocity 75mm gun, it proved to be a better medium tank than its predecessor, the Mk IV. More versatile than the heavyweight Tiger, it was superior to most of the Allied tanks it faced and had a significant influence on subsequent tank design.
Categories: History

Hitler s Tank Killer

Hitler   s Tank Killer

Sturmgeschtz III was originally designed as an assault weapon, but as war progressed it was increasingly used in a defensive role and evolved into an assault gun and tank destroyer.

Author: Hans Seidler

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781844688869

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 985

Sturmgeschtz III was originally designed as an assault weapon, but as war progressed it was increasingly used in a defensive role and evolved into an assault gun and tank destroyer. By 1943 its main role was providing anti-tank support to the units in its area of operation. This consequently led to many StuGs being destroyed in battle. Nonetheless they were very successful as tank killers and destroyed, among others, many bunkers, pillboxes and other defenses. While not considered to be a true tank because it lacked a turret, the gun was mounded directly in the hull, with a low profile to reduce vehicle heights, and had a limited lateral traverse of a few degrees in either direction. Thus, the entire vehicle had to be turned in order to acquire targets. Omitting the turret made production much simpler and less costly, enabling greater numbers to be built. Most assault guns were mounted on the chassis of a Panzer III or Panzer IV, with the resultant model being called either a StuG III or StuG IV respectively. The StuG was one of the most effective tracked vehicles of World War II, and over 10,000 of them were eventually produced.
Categories: History

Tanks of Hitler s Eastern Allies 1941 45

Tanks of Hitler   s Eastern Allies 1941   45

Besides covering the largest of these Axis tank forces, this book will cover the many smaller and lesser known forces including the Italian contingent in Russia, the Finnish armored force, and the small but interesting armored forces of the ...

Author: Steven J. Zaloga

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781780960210

Category: History

Page: 48

View: 335

The titanic armor battles of the Russian Front are widely known, but the role of Germany's eastern allies is not as well known. Two of these countries, Romania and Hungary, manufactured their own tanks as well as purchasing tanks from Germany. These ranged from older, obsolete types such as the PzKpfw 35(t) all the way up to the latest and best German vehicles including the Tiger I and Hetzer. These tanks played a frequent role in the battles in southern Russia and Ukraine and were especially prominent in the disaster at Stalingrad where the Red Army specifically chose the weaker Romanian and Hungarian salients for their critical envelopment operation. This New Vanguard will provide a broad survey of the various and colorful tanks used. Besides covering the largest of these Axis tank forces, this book will cover the many smaller and lesser known forces including the Italian contingent in Russia, the Finnish armored force, and the small but interesting armored forces of the Russian Vlasov (RONA), Croatian, Bulgarian and Slovakian armies. This subject is seeing increasing interest in the modeling world; for example Tamiya recently announced a PzKpfw 35 (t) (suitable for Romanian, Slovak armies) a Finnish StuG III, and a Finnish BT-42.
Categories: History

The Encyclopedia Americana

The Encyclopedia Americana

There was controversy over light versus heavy tanks . World War II . In 1939 ,
Germany defeated Poland with tanks and dive bombers in blitzkrieg warfare .
Similarly , in 1940 , Hitler ' s tank , mechanized infantry , and air forces invaded ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015048558491

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

View: 385

Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Hitler s Blitzkrieg Campaigns

Hitler s Blitzkrieg Campaigns

Na army ' s tank battalions . In 1935 an additional battalion of light tanks was
assigned to the brigade as a reconnaissance force . By this time , the horse
cavalry began to convert to light tanks and soon the need for a Royal Tank Corps
, with its ...

Author: J. E. Kaufmann

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015033081343

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 382

View: 793

The wide-ranging linguistic skills and vast network of European contacts of J.E. and H.W. Kaufmann have given them the ability to produce in Hitler's Blitzkrieg Campaigns a unique compilation of narratives, charts, photographs, diagrams, and maps not previously available in the United States.
Categories: World War, 1939-1945

Hitler s Tank Destroyers

Hitler s Tank Destroyers

The book covers the development and technology throughout the war that led to tank destroyers like the Panzerjger I, Sturmgeschtz, Marders, Nashorn. Hetzer, Jagdpanzer, Elefant, Jagdtiger IV and Jagdpanther vehicles being developed.

Author: Paul Thomas

Publisher:

ISBN: 1473896177

Category:

Page: 160

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Dedicated German antitank vehicles made their first major appearance in the Second World War as combatants developed effective armored vehicles and tactics. Some were little more than stopgap solutions, mounting an antitank gun on a tracked vehicle to give mobility, while others were more sophisticated designs. The book covers the development and technology throughout the war that led to tank destroyers like the Panzerjger I, Sturmgeschtz, Marders, Nashorn. Hetzer, Jagdpanzer, Elefant, Jagdtiger IV and Jagdpanther vehicles being developed. As the war progressed the tank destroyers fire power became more lethal to meet the ever increasing threat against Soviet armor. Larger and more powerful variants entered the battlefield, but due the overwhelming enemy opposition they were compelled not only to attack armor, but to support ground troops too. This comprehensive account covers all the Nazis mobile antitank vehicles in words and images.
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Hitler s War and the War Path

Hitler s War and the War Path

Hitler calmly inquired , ' How am I supposed to end it , then ? I can ' t see much
possibility of ending it politically Even before ' Barbarossa , ' Hitler had realised
that German aircraft and tank production was inefficient . The aircraft industry was
 ...

Author: David John Cawdell Irving

Publisher: World War II Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105118000723

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 857

View: 678

Map on lining papers."'Hitler's War' was originally published by The Viking Press in 1977; 'The War path' was published by The Viking Press and Michael Joseph Ltd. in 1979"--T.p. verso. Includes bibliographical references (p. 840-943) and index.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Hitlers Ultra Tanks

Hitlers Ultra Tanks

Hitlers Ultra Tanks looks at several super massive tanks that were due to be built during World War Two.

Author: Vince M. LEWIS

Publisher:

ISBN: 1549818937

Category:

Page: 61

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Hitlers Ultra Tanks looks at several super massive tanks that were due to be built during World War Two. Only one of them was actually ever built. The other two projects practically stayed on the drawing board because they were over the top 1000 ton and 1,500 ton monsters! The notion of tanks as big as warships lost all modicum of practicality.The Maus tank was however slightly more practical but was devised too late in the war.Two supplementary chapters looks at Russian anti tank war dogs and how they fought the Germans, and we also look at which are the top ten tanks in the world today.
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Hitler s Panther Tank Battalions 1943 1945

Hitler s Panther Tank Battalions  1943  1945

The book traces the development of the Panther, for example into tank hunter (Panzerjäger), and also covers the other supporting vehicles that formed part of the Panther battalions_ establishment.

Author: Ian Baxter

Publisher: Pen and Sword Military

ISBN: 9781526765468

Category: History

Page: 128

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From July 1943 to the Nazis’ final defeat in May 1945 the Panther main battle tank and its variants were the mainstay of Germany’s armored forces. This superbly engineered fighting vehicle offered a lethal combination of firepower, mobility and protection. As this classic Images of War series title reveals, the Panther saw nonstop fighting on the Eastern, Western and Italian fronts. Using rare and often unpublished contemporary photographs with full captions and authoritative text, it provides a comprehensive coverage of elite Panther battalions in action. The book traces the development of the Panther, for example into tank hunter (Panzerjäger), and also covers the other supporting vehicles that formed part of the Panther battalions’ establishment. These included armored recovery, Bergepanther, halftracks, Sd.kfz.2 Kettenrad, gun tractors and communications vehicles.
Categories: History

Hitler s Army

Hitler s Army

Tanks , rarely deployed along their defenses ' main line of resistance , were kept
in reserve for counterattacks . It therefore devolved upon the anti - tank guns to
keep the infantry protected from enemy armor . A well placed anti - tank gun
could ...

Author: Command

Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019208193

Category: History

Page: 397

View: 407

An account of the development of the German forces under the Third Reich. German organisation and tactics are examined in action at twelve key engagements, from Czechoslovakia in 1938 to Berlin in 1945.
Categories: History

Hitler s Elite

Hitler s Elite

It is probable that the Leibstandarte put a head wound ) sets out of action some
500 Soviet tanks in the nine days up to 14th July . off on a motor - cycle
combination to take During the bitter fighting which marked the passage of those
July days ...

Author: James Lucas

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:39000003144719

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 160

View: 177

Categories: World War, 1939-1945

Armoured Warfare and Hitler s Allies 1941 1945

Armoured Warfare and Hitler s Allies  1941   1945

Illustrated here are the panzers deployed by Bulgaria, Finland, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy and Romania on the Eastern Front and in the Balkans. Hungary’s home-made armor included the Toldi and Turán tanks and Zrínyi self-propelled guns.

Author: Anthony Tucker-Jones

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783468997

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 654

This WWII pictorial history sheds light on the armored fighting vehicles built and deployed by Italy, Hungary and other Axis powers on the Eastern Front. In discussions of Second World War military vehicles, German, American and British tanks are given the most focus. Meanwhile, the tanks, self-propelled guns and armored cars built and deployed by Hitler’s Axis allies, have been almost forgotten. Both the rarity of these fighting vehicles and the vital roles they played in battle make them a fascinating subject of photographic history. This selection of previously unpublished wartime photographs provides a visual record of the armored forces thrown into action by Hitler’s allies on the Eastern Front from 1941 to 1945. Illustrated here are the panzers deployed by Bulgaria, Finland, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy and Romania on the Eastern Front and in the Balkans. Hungary’s home-made armor included the Toldi and Turán tanks and Zrínyi self-propelled guns. The Italians produced CV-33 tankettes, Semovente self-propelled guns, Autoblinda and Lancia armored cars and a series of tanks. Romanian and Czech tanks and assault guns were also deployed.
Categories: History

Hitler s Armies

Hitler   s Armies

Drawing upon Osprey Publishing's unique archive, this volume expertly weaves together the story of the development and deployment of Hitler's armies displayed alongside a stunning collection of original artwork and photographs to show the ...

Author: Chris McNab

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849089166

Category: History

Page: 424

View: 285

The definitive work on Hitler's war machine charting its evolution from the formidable force which won stunning victories during the Blitzkrieg in 1940, to the hard campaigns it fought in the deserts of North Africa and the frozen wastelands of the Soviet Union to the eventual retreat to the Fatherland itself. Drawing upon Osprey Publishing's unique archive, this volume expertly weaves together the story of the development and deployment of Hitler's armies displayed alongside a stunning collection of original artwork and photographs to show the kit and equipment of the various land forces.
Categories: History

Hitler s Armies

Hitler   s Armies

Drawing upon Osprey Publishing's unique archive, this volume expertly weaves together the story of the development and deployment of Hitler's armies displayed alongside a stunning collection of original artwork and photographs to show the ...

Author: Chris McNab

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849088862

Category: History

Page: 424

View: 802

The definitive work on Hitler's war machine charting its evolution from the formidable force which won stunning victories during the Blitzkrieg in 1940, to the hard campaigns it fought in the deserts of North Africa and the frozen wastelands of the Soviet Union to the eventual retreat to the Fatherland itself. Drawing upon Osprey Publishing's unique archive, this volume expertly weaves together the story of the development and deployment of Hitler's armies displayed alongside a stunning collection of original artwork and photographs to show the kit and equipment of the various land forces.
Categories: History

Hitler s Anti Tank Weapons 1939 1945

Hitler s Anti Tank Weapons 1939 1945

This comprehensive book shows this formidable range of weapons in action from Poland in 1939, through North Africa and the Eastern Front to the final collapse in 1945.

Author: Hans Seidler

Publisher: Images of War

ISBN: 1526749831

Category: History

Page:

View: 566

Hitler's Wehrmacht and SS units will be remembered for their aggressive 'Blitzkrieg' tactics. But, as the war progressed, the Germans, recognising the offensive capability of armoured warfare, developed an impressive range of anti-tank warfare weaponry and munitions.Using many rare unpublished images this Images of War book covers the full Nazi anti-armour capability from the 3.7cm Pak 35, 5cm Pak 38 and 7.5cm Pak 40 to the versatile 8.8cm Flak feared by the Allies. Also featured are the half-tracks and converted Panzers that pulled or mounted these weapons and carried forward observers and reconnaissance elements.Later hand-held anti-tank weapons came into service and were effective and economic against Allied armour. The Panzer faust, with its shaped charge warhead, became the first disposable anti-tank weapon in history.This comprehensive book shows this formidable range of weapons in action from Poland in 1939, through North Africa and the Eastern Front to the final collapse in 1945.
Categories: History