74 In August 1944 the Jagdpanzer IV began transitioning from its 7.5cm PaK 39 L
/48 cannon to the more powerful 7.5cm PaK42 L/70 cannon – the latter being the
same weapon as found on the Panther, but with a different mounting. With two ...
Author: David R. Higgins
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
By 1944, the evolution of armoured doctrine had produced very different outcomes in Britain and Germany. Offering a good balance of speed, protection and firepower, the British Cromwell tank was much faster than its German opponent, but the Jagdpanzer IV tank destroyer had a high-velocity main gun and a lower profile that made it formidable on the defensive, especially in ambush situations. The two types would fight in a series of bloody encounters, from the initial days of the struggle for Normandy through to its climax as the Allies sought to trap their opponents in the Falaise Pocket. Using archive photographs, specially commissioned artwork and battle reports, this fascinating study expertly assesses the realities of tactical armoured combat during the desperate battles after D-Day.
Let's look at a few more important aspects of the Jagdpanzer IV's Ostketten.
Consider that the Soviet T-34/76C and the Jagdpanzer N each had a combat
weight of 28 tons. In addition to having wider regular tracks than the Jagdpanzer
N, the ...
Author: Bruno Friesen
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Unique memoir of a Canadian serving in a German armored division What it was like to fight in a tank on the Eastern Front Details on the battlefield performance of the Panzer IV tank Six months before World War II erupted in 1939, Bruno Friesen was sent to Germany by his father in hopes of a better life. Friesen was drafted into the Wehrmacht three years later and ended up in the 7th Panzer Division. Serving as a gunner in a Panzer IV tank and then a Jagdpanzer IV tank destroyer, Friesen experienced intense combat against the Soviets in Romania, Lithuania, and West Prussia.
The Jagdpanzer IV had much more effective protection. The sloped frontal armor
was as efficient as the thicker, but vertical, armor of the Tiger I. In May 1944, the
armor was improved by increasing the thickness of the frontal plates to 80 mm.27
Author: Niklas Zetterling
A revised and updated single-source reference book which accurately details the German field forces employed in Normandy in 1944 and their losses. Dr. Zetterling provides a sobering analysis of the subject matter and debunks a number of popular myths concerning the campaign (the effectiveness of Allied air power; the preferential treatment of Waffen-SS formations in comparison to their army counterparts; etc.). He supports his text with exhaustive footnoting and provides an organizational chart for most of the formations covered in the book. Includes numerous organizational diagrams, charts, tables and graphs.
Subject: Jagdpanzer IV Skill level: Intermediate Base kits: Hasegawa Jagdpanzer
IV late (MT51) Revell Panzer IV Ausf. H(03119) Scale: 1/72 Additional detailing
PART Jagdpanzer IV photo-etched detail set (P72089) sets used: ARMO ...
Author: Alex Clark
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Although not as glamorous as vehicles such as the Panther and Tiger, the Panzer IV formed an extremely important part of the German armoured forces during World War II. This title provides detailed 1/72-scale build articles on a Panzer IV Ausf. H in winter camouflage, a Jagdpanzer IV, a late-version Sturmpanzer IV, a final version Sturmgeschütz IV, and a Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind. Conversions, interior detailing, kit-bashing, adding aftermarket figures and parts, finishing and weathering, plus special scale techniques are all covered in detail. A gallery section also features Panzer IV Ausf. H, Panzer IV L/70 (V), and Panzer IV L/70 (A) variants.
The Panzer IV tanks of the I. (Abteilung)/Panzer-Regiment 10 also participated in
the combat activity around Homok and ... At about noon, the division had four
combat-ready Panzer IV tanks, four Jagdpanzer IV tank destroyers and eight ...
Author: Norbert Számvéber
Publisher: Helion and Company
Days of Battle describes a hitherto neglected part of the military history of Hungary during World War II. Dr Norbert Számvéber the presents detailed accounts of four important clashes of German-Hungarian and Soviet armor north of the river Danube, in the southern territory of the historical Upper Hungary (part of Hungary between 1938 and 1945, at the present time now part of Slovakia) in three separate studies. The first is an account of the battle between the Ipoly and Garam rivers during the second half of December 1944, in which the élite Hungarian Division "Szent László" saw action for the first time. The second study is about the fierce tank battle of Komárom, fought between the 6-22 January 1945. This was an integral part of the Battle for Budapest, parallel in time with Operation "Konrad". The third part of the book describes the combat during the German Operation "Südwind" in February 1945 and the Soviet attack launched in the direction of Bratislava in March 1945. The author, chief of Hungary's military archives, has based his research firmly on files and documentation from German, Hungarian and Soviet sources. The book's authoritative text is supported by photographs and color battle maps. This is a very important new study that throws much-needed light on armored warfare on the Eastern Front during the final months of the war.
The signal of need of such kind of vehicles extension occurred when the struggle against the Soviet Union began.
Author: Krzysztof Mucha
Publisher: Top Drawings
The signal of need of such kind of vehicles extension occurred when the struggle against the Soviet Union began. Another ones came from North Africa. In both cases few times turned out that hard-to-eliminate foible of the units equipped with towed guns was its mobility when the tanks and short-barreled assault guns, engaged often and often as the antitank artillery, revealed insufficient firepower. There were self-propelled guns called Panzerjäger, put into service in the turn of 1942 and 1943. Despite the fact of being armed with a valuable 75 mm or 76,2 mm main armament, their crews were not protected effectively - the armor plates' thickness was merely up to 10 mm.
Jagdpanzer IV Javier Redondo Asimple atmosphere to show a vehicle is better
with a simple vertical elementas it is the traffic light. The painting in a cold tone
that contrasts with the dominant one reddish is the perfect counterpoint of the ...
Publisher: AK-INTERACTIVE, S.L.
Short book by modeling masters Joaquín García Gázquez and Javier Redondo about how to get from the idea to a good workflow in your dioramas, concepts, how to apply different techniques.
... (2 more in longterm repair), 16 Panzer IV's, 11 Tigers (2 at the Vienna Arsenal),
and 6 StuGs SS-Panzerjäger-Abteilung 3, with 10 Jagdpanzer IV's, 4 StuGs, and
to arrive on the eighteenth: 5 Jagdpanzer IV's, 6 StuG's On the eighteenth, IV.
Author: Michael Wood
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Detailed history of the Tiger company of Nazi Germany's notorious "Death's Head" panzer division of the Waffen-SS.
It was comprised of5000 S.S. Panzer Grenadiers, 40 brand new
Panzerkampfwagen Mark V Panther Ausf G's, 40 Mark IV Panzers [Tiger Ps], 15
Jagdpanzer IV/70's, and 42 mammoth Panzerkampfwagen Mark VI's [Tiger II's].
108 In addition to ...
Author: Timothy J. Thompson M.A.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
At 5:30 AM, Saturday morning, December 16, 1944, more than 286,000 German soldiers, supported by 970 tanks and assault guns, and augmented by 1,900 artillery pieces, ferociously assaulted a small number of resting and recuperating American divisions along an 85 mile front of the Ardennes Forest in Southern Belgium. The resulting campaign would be one of the most dynamic, spectacular and brutal ever fought in the history of warfare. The Americans would forever refer to it as: The Battle Of The Bulge. The Germans called it: The Great Ardennes Counter Offensive. In order to launch such an audacious attach in the first place, Nazi Germany had to draw upon every available means and resource they had left. And, they did. Beginning in the second week of September 1944, manpower, weapons, and supplies from all over the Reich were gathered up and secretly massed together in the Eifel, just opposite the Ardennes. Considering the tremendous shellacking the Germans had taken throughout the summer of 1944, this was nothing less than a feat of astronomical proportions. In the Book, Wacht Am Rhein, author Timothy J. Thompson, describes in detail exactly how this entire process unfolded. He takes the reader through Hitlers stunning announcement in the Wolfs Lair on September 16, all the way up through the final preparations for the great attack. It is spell-binding and spine tingling. There are 50 excellent photographs for the readers enjoyment, along with a full and comprehensive index that makes it quite easy to locate little bits of information at the drop of a hat. It is a book that you wont be able to put down.
5 cm L / 48 was installed instead ; these vehicles were designated Jagdpanzer IV
. When the L / 70 gun became available in 1944 they were rechristened
Jagdpanzer IV / 70 and are sometimes referred to as Panzerjäger IV . Some 1 ,
Author: Bruce Quarrie
Tysk militærhistorie, tyske hær's historie, tyske regimenter. Et engelsk opslagsværk, encyclopædi, over den tyske hær's historie i det 20. århundrede. Bogen er opdelt i tre afsnit: Den tyske hær i 1. Verdenskrig; Den tyske hær i 2. Verdenskrig; Den tyske hær efter 1945, Bundesheer. Bogen er rigt illustreret (sort/hvide fotos) og har ikke bare hærens historie, men også beskrivelser af køretøjer, våben, våbentyper, udrustning, tekniske data og beskrivelser af kanoner, kampvogne, "ordnance", organisation, m.m. samt kronologisk oversigt over begivhederne og udviklingen i både 1. og 2. Verdenskrig, og tekstafsnit om tysk militarisme, Versailles-traktaten, Tyskland i mellemkrigsårene, Det Tredie Rige, SS-divisioner, Tyskland efter 1945, Tyskland og NATO, nye våben som raketter og missiler, helikoptere, m.m.
The reality was that a good gun was married to a very poor vehicle. Essentially
the Elefant was a disaster and it was swiftly superseded by much more
successful tank-hunters in the shape of the Jagdpanzer IV and the Jagdpanther.
Author: Anthony Tucker-Jones
Publisher: Pen and Sword
The German Tiger I and Tiger II (known to the Allies as the 'King Tiger' or 'Royal Tiger') were the most famous and formidable heavy tanks of the Second World War. In their day their awesome reputation inspired such apprehension among Allied soldiers that the weaknesses of these brilliant but flawed designs tended to be overlooked. Anthony Tucker-Jones, in this illustrated history, tells the story of their conception and development and reconsiders their operational history, and he dispels the legends and misunderstandings that have grown up around them.The Tigers were over-engineered, required raw materials that were in short supply, were time-consuming to manufacture and difficult to recover from the battlefield. Only around 1,300 of the Tiger I and fewer than 500 of the Tiger II were produced, so they were never going to make anything more than a local impact on the outcome of the fighting. Yet the myth of the Tigers, with their 88mm guns, thick armour and brutal profiles, has grown over time to the extent that they are regarded as the deadliest tanks of the Second World War.Anthony Tucker-Jones's expert account of these remarkable fighting vehicles is accompanied by a series of colour plates showing the main variants of the designs and the common ancillary equipment and unit markings.Anthony Tucker-Jones is a prolific writer on the history of fighting vehicles and armoured warfare. He has also written extensively on military affairs and terrorism. After a career in the intelligence community, he became a freelance defence writer and military historian. His most recent books are Armoured Warfare on the Eastern Front, Armoured Warfare in the North African Campaign, Armoured Warfare in the Battle for Normandy, The Kalashnikov in Combat and The Soviet-Afghan War.
A German Jagdpanzer IV rumbles forward. Based on the Panzer IV chassis, this
tank hunter came armed with the same highvelocity Pak 42 L/70 75mm cannon
the Panther used. rollbahns. The Waffen-SS soon discovered that Rollbahn B,
Author: John R. Bruning
Publisher: Zenith Imprint
Originally published in hardcover in 2009.
Author: Terry Gander
Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
The propaganda view of the German Army as being the first modern army fully equipped for war in 1939 is far from historically accurate. The Treaty of Versailles left Germany weak and unable to produce more than token weapons. Germany entered WWII using a variety of obsolete and captured weapons. These, and the more advanced guns that followed, are described in detail and fully illustrated here by noted historian Terry Gander. Includes all types of field and heavy artillery, coastal guns and anti-aircraft guns.
them include the new types of tanks such as Tiger I, improvised Panther,
Jagdpanzer IV and some kinds of tank destroyers such as Marder II, Marder III.”
Based on intelligence reports, the Russians were able to predict where the
Author: Philip Kaplan
Publisher: Pen and Sword
The tank is such a characteristic feature of modern warfare that its difficult to imagine a time when its presence wasn't felt on the battlefield in some form or another. Rolling Thunder, from eminent historian and author Philip Kaplan, traces the history of the vehicle from its developmental early days on the battlefields of the Great War, to modern-day uses and innovations in response to the growing demands of twenty-first century warfare.Featured in this volume are images of some of the most highly regarded and imposing types, such as the Chrysler-built Grant, the Skoda-built Hungarian Turan and the M-26 Pershing tank, employed so extensively during the Korean War. Tanks employed during the battles of Barbarossa, El Alamein, Kursk and Ardennes all feature, their histories depicted in words and images.From the battlefields of the Great War to modern-day theaters such as Iraq and Afghanistan, the history of this impressive war machine is tracked in detail.
The Germans knocked them out, one after the other, with precision firing from a
Jagdpanzer IV tank destroyer. Now the American forces atop Fort Driant are in a
state of chaos. The soldiers hide from snipers anywhere they can—in abandoned
Author: Bill O'Reilly
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
A riveting historical narrative of the heart-stopping events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the first work of history from mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly The iconic anchor of The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history—how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil War finally comes to an end after a series of increasingly harrowing battles. President Abraham Lincoln's generous terms for Robert E. Lee's surrender are devised to fulfill Lincoln's dream of healing a divided nation, with the former Confederates allowed to reintegrate into American society. But one man and his band of murderous accomplices, perhaps reaching into the highest ranks of the U.S. government, are not appeased. In the midst of the patriotic celebrations in Washington D.C., John Wilkes Booth—charismatic ladies' man and impenitent racist—murders Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. A furious manhunt ensues and Booth immediately becomes the country's most wanted fugitive. Lafayette C. Baker, a smart but shifty New York detective and former Union spy, unravels the string of clues leading to Booth, while federal forces track his accomplices. The thrilling chase ends in a fiery shootout and a series of court-ordered executions—including that of the first woman ever executed by the U.S. government, Mary Surratt. Featuring some of history's most remarkable figures, vivid detail, and page-turning action, Killing Lincoln is history that reads like a thriller.
Many of the most successful German machines were adaptations of existing
vehicles which were modified to produce specialist tank destroyers such as the
Jagdpanzer IV and the Nashorn. Other armoured fighting vehicles such as the
Author: Bob Carruthers
Publisher: Pen and Sword
The Panther V evidenced a number of problems in combat, and this was the proof of the rushed development programme thatwas made obvious from the events at Kursk. However, despite its disappointing battlefield debut, the Panther is frequently hailed as the best all round tank of the war.This fascinating study by Emmy award winning author and historian Bob Carruthers draws on a wide variety of combat reports and unique primary sources to weigh up the facts in order to produce the definitive single volume overview of a legendary fighting machine. Included are numerous examples of wartime combat reports from both Allied and German sources,additionally there are a large selection of extracts from the Pantherfibel, theoriginal crew training manual.This superb book is essential reading for anyone interested in tank warfare during World War II.
Author: Christopher F. Foss
Publisher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers
Tanks and armoured fighting vehicles have revolutionised modern warfare, dominating the battlefield in conflicts all over the world with their firepower, armour and mobility. Featured in this book are over 900 tanks, armoured personnel carriers, self-propelled guns, reconnaissance vehicles and armoured cars.