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Post by Adrian Harris » Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:43 pm

I'm getting a set of plans from Gill shortly and will be making a DAK F1 or F2 to go with my Panzer III.

What books would people recommend for assisting with the construction of a Panzer IV :?:

I've bought the Panzer Tracts and Achtung Panzer books for the III but the IV versions of these seem very scarce :cry: There also seem to be a couple of Trojca books about the IV - does anyone have these and feel able to comment on their content :?:

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Post by Mike Kasputis » Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:40 am

If you can find them (Panzer Tracts and Achtung Panzer) get them they are the best ones out there.
Other books that I have are : "Panzer IV & Its Variants" by Walter Spielberger, "Panzer IV" by Kevin Hjermstad from Squadron, "Panzer IV in Combat" - Tankograd Wehrmacht special #4006, "Pzkpfw.IV Tank Series" published by Sunday Art Publications, "Modelling the Early Panzer IV" from Osprey, "Tanks in Detail PzKpfw Ausf A to J" by Jonathan Forty.
Some may be hard to find.

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Post by Tim Bowman » Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:03 am

Hi Adrian

Ditto what Mike said. :) (except substitute modeling the Late Panzer IV for 'Early'. :D

I have an extra copy of the Achtung Panzer No. 3 "Panzerkampfwagen IV" if you have a hard time locating one let me know. It's probably one of my favorites of the collection.

I thought I had a Trojca book but can't find it at the moment. Will see if I can find it to remind me what it was like.

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Post by Adrian Harris » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:45 pm

Thanks guys.

I've managed to secure the Osprey Modelling books, plus the two Trojca books on the Panzer IV.

Still no luck with the Panzer Tracts or Achtung Panzer :cry:

Thanks for the offer of the book Tim - I may well take you up on that if I don't find it available over here.

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Re: Reference Books

Post by John Fitzsimons » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:42 pm

Which issue of Panzer Tracts is for Panzer IV. Just starting to gather some reference material in advance. Have seen a copy of Actung Panzer but quite expensive. Also. it appears to be in Japanese?
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Re: Reference Books

Post by Adrian Harris » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:47 pm

Panzer Tracts No 4 is for the Panzer IV.

The Achtung Panzer books are mainly in Japanese but the important photos and drawings are also subtitled in English.

I also bought the two Trojca books on the Panzer IV and have to say I'm quite disappointed. There are quite a few faint line drawings of complete tanks, but no detailed parts and the quality of the included photos is quite poor - too grainy to see any real detail.

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Post by Robert Allsop » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:49 pm

There is a reasonable cut away and paint jobs shown in the Osprey "Panzerkampfwagen 1V Medium Tank 1936 - 1945" by Bryan Perrett

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Re: Reference Books

Post by John Fitzsimons » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:00 am

Thanks guys, got Panzer IV & Its Variants" by Walter Spielberger and Achtung Panzer . Thats a start.

Panzer IV & Its Variants Amazon
Achtung Panzer Ebay
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Re: Reference Books

Post by John Fitzsimons » Sat Nov 19, 2011 1:13 am

Some books to date.

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Nice book crammed with great drawings. Drawings are to scale of 1/35,1/48 . Beats trying to take measurements from a plastic model. Some colour camo paterns in the centre. Only 31 pages though.

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Excellent book with lots of detail drawings and photos. Covers all versions including some helpful drawings of the bridging version for anybody interested. Bit pricy though.

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Lots of great drawings and photos. Geared towards modeller. Very clear drawings of parts but most of the text in Japanese. Mainly pictures and drawings though and important stuff in english also.

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I picked this up in a model shop in Berlin recently. This copy is in German but maybe available in english also. For detailed drawings I put this at top of the class. Excellent photos also. Plus price is good at 19.95 euro.

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Here is a link to the model shop in Berlin. They have a vast library of military books including a lot of the hard to find books mentioned on this forum. many in english. Also DVDs and even military music CDs.
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Re: Reference Books

Post by Ray Brown » Sat Nov 19, 2011 3:02 am

i have some pdf books of panzer tracts 14 & a couple of others but i think they're in spanish or italian.

file is 41mb.

also flakpanzer 21mb

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Re: Reference Books

Post by Ray Brown » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:13 am

osprey carro medio panzer 4 is good but spanish. good interior picturs.

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Re: Reference Books

Post by Adrian Harris » Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:31 am

Great ideas guys. I worry about getting Speilberger books in case they are just rehashes of previous books, especially when they all seem to be over 30 quid each :shock:

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Re: Reference Books

Post by John Fitzsimons » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:58 am

Adrian, The german Spielberger book I mentioned earlier is not the same as panzer IV and its variants. Much better photos and drawings. COST 20 EURO. Lots of drawings of detail parts. Think i have enough now on the Panzer IV now. Some camo schemes and unit information would be useful.
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Re: Reference Books

Post by Adrian Harris » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:34 pm

Thanks John :D

Whilst looking on Amazon, I notice that there is a matching Spielberger book for the Tiger.

Does anyone have one of these and feel able to comment on its content ?

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Re: Reference Books

Post by John Fitzsimons » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:27 pm

They had the whole series in the Berlin shop. Sorry I did'nt pick up the Tiger book. Might get it for Christmas.
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