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Breakdown Flag for Panzers from Lukas Friedli

Finally I found some more info on the Ausfallflagge (repair flag). This description has been found in the manual D76 “Panzerangriff im Rahmen einer Infanteriedivision vom 23 Juni 1936.” When the flag was hung (ruhig gehalten) it meant ‘Breakdown,” when it was waved (geschwenkt), it meant “Help Required!” Type of flag                                 a) hung     […]

Announcing ‘Repairing the Panzers,’ by Lukas Friedli, a Ripping Yarn of Loss and Redemption

We are pleased to announce our first hardcover book, “Repairing the Panzers,” by Lukas Friedli. And what a book it is! All told, it is a massive 256 pages, with close to 300 photos depicting all aspects of maintenance, repair and recovery of German AFVs in exquisite detail. The majority of photos are unpublished, and […]

Panzer Tracts No.8-1 – Stumpanzer IV

Panzer Tracts No. 8-1 Sturmpanzer

Panzer Tracts No.8-1 – Sturmpanzer book. Panzer Tracts No.8-1 includes a significant number of brand new photos taken during the production of the Sturmpanzer assault tank at the Wien Arsenal in Austria. Also, access to an original photo album from Deutsche Edelstahlwerke means that the quality and detail of photo coverage of the Sturmpanzer production […]

Panzer Tracts No.4-3 – Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H and J

Panzer Tracts No. 4-3 Pz.Kpfw IV Ausf.H & Ausf.J

Panzer Tracts No.4-3 – Pz.Kpfw IV Ausf.H and J book The late Pz.Kpfw IV. Starting at the end, this new history includes 26 pages of 1/35, 1/20 and 1/10 scale CAD drawings of the Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H May 43 (Vomag), Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H Oct 43 (Krupp), Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.J Mar 44 (NiWerk), Befehlspanzer IV Ausf.J Sep 44, Beobachtungspanzer IV […]

Panzer Tracts No.22-5 – Armoured and Flak Sd.Kfz.7

Panzer Tracts No. 22-5 Sd.Kfz.7/2 book

Panzer Tracts No.22-5 – Armoured and Flak Sd.Kfz.7 Panzer Tracts No.22-5 features impressive new facts about the history of the armoured 8-ton halftrack built together with the 8.8cm Flak 18 bunker buster “Bunkerknacker”. Until now, the self-propelled guns on half-track “Sfl. auf m.Zgkw. 8t” have simply been identified by weapon: 2cm Flakvierling (Sd.Kfz.7/1) or 3.7cm […]

Panzer Tracts No.22-4 – Sd.Kfz.7

Panzer Tracts No.22-4 - Sd.Kfz.7

Panzer Tracts No.22-4 – Sd.Kfz.7 book The Sd.Kfz.7 was one of the most important German military vehicles. Due to impressive size and the weapons they towed, they capture the imagination of all. Over time they faded into the background, though they were produced in ever-increasing numbers. The Panzer Tracts team has produced a remarkable story […]

Panzer Tracts No.16-1 – Bergepanther

Panzer Tracts No. 16-1 Bergepanther Ausf.D, A, G

Panzer Tracts No.16-1 – Bergepanther book. While researching Panzer Tracts No.16-1, the Panzer Tracts team made important discoveries. The history of the Bergepanther has been difficult to unravel: first, there was a lack of clarity in the original German documentation; second, the Allies were only interested in the vehicle equipped with the 40t winch and […]

Panzer Tracts No.15-4 – Final development of m.SPW

Panzer Tracts No. 15-4 - Schutzenpanzer sd.kfz 251 Book

Panzer Tracts No.15-4 – Schützenpanzer Sd.Kfz 251 to Vollketten M.S.P Kätzchen Book The first part of Panzer Tracts No.15-4 covers the ongoing development of the Sd.Kfz 251 with the objective of turning it into a suitable combat vehicle. By November 1941 a specification was issued for a fully tracked M.S.P. (Mittlerer Schützen Panzerwagen) to replace […]

Repairing the Panzers Vol.2

Repairing the Panzers Vol.2 - WW2 German Panzer book

Repairing the Panzers Vol.2 by Lukas Friedli Why did the Blitz against Russia fail? How did winter and desert conditions affect operational readiness? Why weren’t captured Russian vehicles pressed into service like French and other vehicles were? What was the purpose of the ‘Panzerstützpunkt’ of 1944? What kept heavy Panzers from mixing in with lighter […]

Repairing the Panzers Vol.1

Repairing the Panzers 1

Repairing the Panzers 1 by Lukas Friedli How did Germany keep its infamous Panzers running throughout six years of war? How did the German army prepare for motorised warfare? What mechanic was competent for what kind of damage? What special vehicles and recovery equipment were used by the maintenance units? How were they organised? How […]

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