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 Jan 45 and Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.J Apr 45. Emphasis has been placed on the features of each sub-variant as introduced by the three assembly firms. This coverage has been made possible by over 50 years of research in private and public archives. As usual, Panzer Tracts readers get the benefit of hundreds of hours that were spent precisely measuring surviving Pz.Kpfw.IV and their components to create new multi-view drawings.
An outstanding discovery was a surviving Drahtgeflechtschürzen which revealed further details that are documented for the first time and will require the updating of existing model kits. Chassis number analysis has led to an updated production history. Following Panzer Tracts’ high standards, the history and data are based solely on primary sources. Ninety large and clear photos were specially chosen to illustrate the modifications highlighted in this 88-page book.