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 Panzers? What really caused the loss of brand new Panzers?
The answers to these and other questions can be found here in Vol. 2 of Repairing the Panzers. Based solely on original experience reports, diaries and manuals, you will learn how small parts led to significant problems, how herculean efforts led to diminishing returns, and, for the first time, you will go behind the scenes and learn how reliable the infamous Panthers and Tigers really were.
These new findings are presented in 256 pages, illustrated with 279 photos, most of them unpublished, supported by original drawings, diagrams and tables.
Author: Lukas Friedli
No of Pages: 256
No of Photos: 279
Physical: Hardcover, 280x210mm, landscape
1. Deployment of the I-Dienste
2. Maintaining the Tigers
3. Maintaining the Panthers
4. Factors Affecting Readiness
5. Spares and Supplies in Action
6. More Influencing Factors
7. Performance Statistics
Appendix (inc. Index)
About the Author
Lukas Friedli is an attorney and former Swiss Leopard II tank gunner who lives in Switzerland. He writes about military history and IP law. He studied at the University of Berne and Northwestern Law School, Chicago.
After his acclaimed first book ‘Die Panzer-Instandsetzung der Wehrmacht’ in 2005, Lukas continued his research on the subject under the mentorship of Thomas L. Jentz. Years of research later, primarily in the Military Archives in Freiburg and the National Archives and Record Administration in Washington D.C., Lukas presents his latest findings in two volumes.