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The Panzer Tracts Series
 

      April 2021


T
he Panzer Tracts monographs on World War II German armour are acknowledged to be the most comprehensive and accurate sources of information on the subject. Enthusiasts, researchers and modellers value Panzer Tracts volumes as the prime source of extensively researched and accurate data on both well-known and more obscure armoured vehicles of  the Third Reich era. As well as numerous photographs, they feature scale drawings which have been accurately measured from surviving examples of the vehicles preserved in museums worldwide. When no actual examples exist, the Panzer Tracts team have carried out extensive research over many years from original drawings and archives. Indeed. they have often unearthed information on previously unknown versions  of specialised Panzers which were planned, never built, or produced in limited numbers.

Sadly, Tom Jentz, the originator and guiding light of Panzer Tracts, passed away away in 2012. He is survived by his wife, Franziska who, together with long term collaborator and illustrator on the series, Hilary Louis Doyle, is continuing with the project. They will be assisted by Lukas Friedli who has already authored several other books on Panzers.

The Military History Bookshop stocks all Panzer Tracts volumes which are currently in print and we obtain new titles as soon as they are released. Visit our website regularly for latest details of available Panzer Tracts volumes.

All Prices quoted are in GBP and include delivery within the UK

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All Panzer Tracts titles are in A4 format (unless otherwise stated)
and are bound in soft, card covers

Here is a full list of titles available from our stock



BERTHA'S BIG BROTHER, KARL-GERAET

by Thomas L. Jentz

A splendid monograph on the German Super-Heavy, 54cm and 60cm Self-Propelled Mortar (also known as Geraet 040/041 Nr. I-VII). These incredible weapons were used on the Eastern Front but they were also employed at Budapest and in the Battle of the Bulge. From the US publisher of 'Panzer Tracts' the book has a wealth of photographic detail supported by knowledgable text invaluable to enthusiasts, modellers and historians.

56pp, numerous b/w illustrations


Web No. 31041-01
 

ISBN 0970840721

£18.00


PANZER TRACTS NO. 1-2: PANZERKAMPFWAGEN I

by Thomas L. Jentz

This second half of the history of the Pz.Kpfw I covers the kl.Pz.Bef.Wg Small Command Tank, the Schulfahrzeuge Driver Training Vehicles, the Krupp L.K.A & L.K.B. Light Tanks and the advanced designs for the Ausf.C (VK 6.01) and Ausf.F (VK 18.01) models. In the style we have come to expect from Panzer Tracts the monograph is complete with masses of photographic detail (including four color pages) plus knowledgeable text and splendid 1/24 scale General Arrangement and Detail drawings by Hilary Louis Doyle.

196pp, numerous ills (incl 4 color pages), 1/24 scale drawings


Web No. 31230-01
 

ISBN 9780970840783

£28.00



PANZER TRACTS NO. 3-1:
                    PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III AUSF. A, B, C, AND D & KRUPP'S M

by Thomas L. Jentz & Hilary Louis Doyle

The Panzer Tracts team have compiled an accurate account of Germany's prewar development of the Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.A to D and the predecessor Leichttraktor based on primary source documents created by those who designed, produced, and employed the Panzers. The real history of Krupp's MKA has also been included to dispel the erroneous belief that this export tank was a predecessor to the Pz.Kpfw.III. Component drawings from manuals have been precisely fitted together to create for the first time accurate four-view drawings of the Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.D and side views of the Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.A, B, and C. The book is packed with drawings and rare photos which correctly identify the external characteristics of each Ausfuehrung, including the five Pz.Kpfw.III Ausf.D with Ausf.B turrets.

72pp, 19 drawings and 66 b/w photos


Web No. 33522-01
 

ISBN 0977164349

£26.00




PANZER TRACTS NO. 3-2: PANZERKAMPFWAGEN III AUSF.E, F, G, UND H

by Thomas L. Jentz & Hilary Louis Doyle

Development and production from 1938 to 1941. A history of the Panzerkampfwagen III variants used in the 1939 to 1941 campaigns. Survivors were accurately measured in detail and drawn at full scale to create as-built drawings. The authors use 1/10th scale drawings to illustrate the smallest details, with six-view (including right side and belly). 1/35th scale drawings illustrate the complete Pz.Kpfw.III.

84pp, 120 scale drawings and b/w photos


Web No. 34005-01
 

ISBN 097716439X

£26.00



PANZER TRACTS NO. 5-3: PANZERKAMPFWAGEN "PANTHER" AUSF.G

by Thomas L. Jentz & Hilary Louis Doyle

 

The Panzer Tracts team spent hundreds of hours precisely measuring survivors, and over a thousand hours drawing at full-scale to create drawings accurate to the tight tolerances of the original builders, and including many previously unrecorded modifications. 1/10th scale drawings illustrate the smallest details, while six-view, 1/35th scale drawings illustrate the complete Panther. Also features flat-plane drawings of many components to aid the modeling of hard to replicate parts. The ultimate reference for the Panther Ausf.G and its F.G.1250 infra-red scope and sight.

68pp, numerous b/w illustrations & scale drawings


Web No. 32181-01
 

ISBN 0974486272

£28.00



PANZER TRACTS NO. 7-1: PANZERJAEGER (3.7 CM TAK TO PZ.SFL.IC)

by Thomas L. Jentz & Hilary Louis Doyle

From the editors of Panzer Tracts this is a detailed history of the creation, production, and combat of these famous tank destroyers from 1927 to 1941. This first volume covers the initial attempts to create a chassis specifically designed for self-propelled anti-tank guns (which didn't get into mass production) and the resulting makeshift conversions on available armored chassis. Altogether 12 different projects are covered starting with the real Zwischenloesung, Krupp L.S.K., L.Tr.Sfl, 3.7 cm and 7.5 cm Sfl, Pz.Sfl.II, 8.8 cm Flak 18 Sfl, Pz.Sfl.IVa, Pz.Jaeg.I, 4.7 cm Pak(t) auf Pz.Kpfw.35R, and ending with the rare trial Pz.Sfl.Ia and Pz.Sfl.Ic.

72pp, 17 scale drawings, 67 photos


Web No. 32107-01
 

ISBN 097448623X

£22.00



PANZER TRACTS NO. 7-3: PANZERJAEGER
                                                  (7.5CM PAK 40/4 TO 8.8CM WAFFENTRAEGER

by Thomas L. Jentz & Hilary Louis Doyle

From the editors of Panzer Tracts this is a detailed history of the creation, production, and combat of these famous tank destroyers. This third volume is the result of a 37-year search for original records of these Panzerjaeger. The authors have uncovered the facts on their names (and correct nicknames), production, modifications, issue, organization, and frontline employment. The book features new, accurate,1/35th scale drawings of the 7.5 cm Pak 40/4 auf RSO, Panzerjaeger Hornisse/Nashorn, and 8.8 cm Steyr-Waffentraeger.

80pp, 21 scale drawings, 73 b/w photos


Web No. 33234-01
 

ISBN 0977164330

£24.00




PANZER TRACTS NO. 9-2: JAGDPANZER IV,
                                                 PANZER IV/70 (V) AND PANZER IV/70 (A)

by Thomas L. Jentz & Hilary Louis Doyle

Development and production from 1943 to 1945. The Panzer Tracts team have produced new drawings for three different Jagdpanzer IV, two different Panzer IV/70 (V), and one Panzer IV/70 (A) and the dates of significant modifications have been correctly determined. Precise measurement of the external features of seven survivors revealed that the superstructure roof of the Panzer IV/70 (V) is 30 mm shorter than the Jagdpanzer IV (and the roof of the Panzer IV/70 (A) shorter still). Three pages of 1/10 Scale drawings of special components, tools and holders are included. Text and data are based solely on primary sources.

76pp, 32 scale drawings, 88 b/w photos


Web No. 34299-01
 

No ISBN

£28.00



PANZER TRACTS NO. 13-1: LEICHTER PANZERSPAEHWAGEN
                                                               AND KLEINER PANZERFUNKWAGEN

by Thomas L. Jentz & Hilary Louis Doyle

This latest Panzer Tracts volume features Sd.Kfz.221, 222, 223 and Sd.Kfz.260 and 161 development and production from 1935 to 1944. The defining features of each sub variant have been identified and significant modifications listed. This has been made possible by over 40 years of research in private and public archives and chassis number analysis. Surviving LE.Pz.Sp.Wg. and KL.Pz.Fu.Wg. components were precisely measured to create new five-view 1/35 scale drawings. As usual, text and data are based solely on primary sources.

72pp, 58 scale drawings, 90 b/w photos


Web No. 36387-01
 

No ISBN

£26.00


PANZER TRACTS NO. 13-2: LEICHTER PANZERSPAEHWAGEN
                                                                AND KLEINER PANZERFUNKWAGEN

by Thomas L. Jentz & Hilary Louis Doyle

This latest Panzer Tracts volume features Sd.Kfz.221, 222, 223 and Sd.Kfz.260 and 161 development and production from 1935 to 1944. The defining features of each sub variant have been identified and significant modifications listed. This has been made possible by over 40 years of research in private and public archives and chassis number analysis. Surviving LE.Pz.Sp.Wg. and KL.Pz.Fu.Wg. components were precisely measured to create new five-view 1/35 scale drawings. As usual, text and data are based solely on primary sources.

72pp, 58 scale drawings, 90 b/w photos


Web No. 34143-01
 

 No ISBN

£22.00


PANZER TRACTS NO. 15-3: MITTLERE SCHUETZEN-
                                                      PANZERWAGEN (SD.KFZ.251) AUSF.C & D

by Thomas L. Jentz & Hilary Louis Doyle

History of Production, Variants, Organization, and Employment in Action from 1943 to 1945. Thousands of hours were spent precisely measuring surviving Sd.Kfz.251 Ausf.D and associated components, and creating detailed drawings of the Sd.Kfz.251/1, 251/2, 251/7-10, 251/16, 251/21, and 251/22. In order to reveal details normally hidden in four-view drawings and photographs, new drawings of the weapons (s.M.G., 8 cm Gr.W., 3.7 cm Pak, 7.5 cm K.37, 7.5 cm K.51, and 1.5 cm and 2 cm Drilling) and other equipment are printed in 1/20th scale on separate pages. The book is packed with new information on the history, production, unit organization, tactics, and wartime reports from front-line units.

80pp, 110 scale drawings, 45 b/w photos


Web No. 33523-01
 

ISBN 9780977164356

£28.00


PANZER TRACTS NO. 16-1:  BERGEPANTHER AUSF. D,A,G

by Thomas L. Jentz & Hilary Louis Doyle

The history of the Bergepanther was difficult to unravel: there was a lack of clarity in the original German documentation, and the Allies were only interested in Bergepanther equipped with the 40t winch and associated spade. Now, Panzer Tracts reveals a more comprehensive account of the Bergepanther which was essential to the functioning of Panther and Tiger units. Besides the Ausf.A and G, there were three different versions converted from the turretless Pz.Kpfw.Panther chassis. Two were new vehicles while the final one was rebuilt from large numbers of Panther Ausf.D. Packed with accurate, as-built 1:35 scale drawings, this new work is the ultimate reference on the Bergepanther.

84pp, 21pp 1:35 scale drawings, 82 b/w photos


Web No. 33794-01
 

ISBN 0977164365

£30.00


PANZER TRACTS NO. 18:  PANZERKAMPFWAGEN 38(T) AUSF. A TO G AND S

by Thomas L. Jentz & Hilary Louis Doyle

For the first time the Panzer Tracts team have compiled an accurate record of the features of each Pz.Kpfw.38(t) Ausfuehrung. More than one thousand hours of study of surviving vehicles enabled them to create accurate four-view drawings of the Ausf.B, C, D, E, F and S, plus six-view drawings of the Ausf.A and G. This new edition is illustrated with fifty drawings, plus sixty seven rare photographs correctly identifying the external characteristics of each variant.

76pp, 50 drawings , 67 b/w photos


Web No. 33794-01
 

ISBN 0977164365

£22.00


PANZER TRACTS NO. 19-1: BEUTE-PANZERKAMPFWAGEN

by Thomas L. Jentz & Werner Regenberg

Czech, Polish and French Tanks captured from 1939 to 1940. This new Panzer Tracts volume is packed with information on the history, organisational structure, unit strength, tactics and types of Beute-Panzer issued to each unit. Werner Regenberg has compiled a massive archive of original documents and photographs, complete with unique unit markings.

60pp, 70 + b/w illustrations


Web No. 33795-01
 

ISBN 0977164373

£18.00


PANZER TRACTS NO. 19-2: BEUTE-PANZERKAMPFWAGEN 

by Thomas L. Jentz & Werner Regenberg

British, American, Russian and Italian Tanks captured from 1940 to 1945. Thanks to the efforts of Werner Regenberg in concentrating his 30 year research career on Beute-Panzer used by the German army in WWII, this book is packed with new information on the history, organizational structure, unit strength, tactics, and types of Beute-Panzer issued to each unit. Numerous photos with unique unit markings have been included for representative units with captions that correctly identify the Beute-Panzer units.

69pp, 70 + b/w illustrations


Web No. 35131-01
 

 ISBN 0981538215

£22.00


PANZER TRACTS NO. 20-1: PAPER PANZERS (1)

by Thomas L. Jentz & Werner Regenberg

Newly back in print. A splendid monograph on the Panzer projects which were merely conceptual designs and ideas, often produced without authority by the various design teams such as Krupp, Rheinmetall, Daimler-Benz and M.A.N. Panzer Tracts contain a wealth of photographic detail supported by knowledgable text and splendid 1/24 scale General Arrangement and Detail drawings invaluable to enthusiasts, modellers and historians alike

60pp, numerous b/w illustrations plus 1/24 scale GA & Detail drawings


Web No. 31040-01
 

 ISBN 9780970840738

£22.00



PANZER TRACTS NO. 22-1: LEICHTER ZUGKRAFTWAGEN 1 T
                                                  (SD.KFZ.10) - AUSF.A UND B AND VARIANTS

by Thomas L. Jentz & Hilary Louis Doyle

Development and production from 1935 to 1945. A detailed study on the design evolution of the le.Zgkw. 1 t (Sd.Kfz.10). The book covers three Liliput models then two different D 6 models, and finally the Ausf.A and B of the D 7. From precise measurements of surviving le.Zgkw.1 t (Sd.Kfz.10) and associated components, the authors created detailed drawings of the basic le.Zgkw.1 t (Sd.Kfz.10) produced in 1939, 1940, and 1942 as well as the associated variants Gasspuererkw. (Sd.Kfz.10/1), le.Entgiftungskw. (Sd.Kfz.10/2), Sfl. (Sd.Kfz.10/4) fuer 2 cm Flak 30 produced in 1939 and 1940, and Sfl. (Sd.Kfz.10/5) fuer 2 cm Flak 38 produced in 1942 and 1944. 

64pp, 67 + scale drawings, 65 b/w photos


Web No. 35555-01
 

ISBN 0981538258

£20.00



PANZER TRACTS NO. 22-4: MITTLERER ZUGKRAFTWAGEN 8T (SD.KFZ.7)

by Thomas L. Jentz & Hilary Louis Doyle

The m.Zgkw.8t was one of the most important German military vehicles, due to impressive size and the weapons they towed. Many m.Zgkw.8t have survived in public and private collections, including examples of all the chassis types and Several hundred hours were spent precisely measuring each, and over one thousand hours were expended to create accurate drawings. Panzer Tracts primary research also yielded numerous previously undocumented modifications, including the history of the Trattore Semicingolato 8t which Breda was licensed to build for the Italian army. Packed with accurate, as-built 1:35 scale drawings and photographs, this new work is the ultimate reference on the m.Zgkw.8t.

88pp, 15pp 1:35 scale drawings, 109 b/w photos


Web No. 34792-01
 

 No ISBN

£30.00


PANZER TRACTS NO. 22-5: GEPANZERTER 8T
                                                   ZUGKRAFTWAGEN & SFL.FLAK (SD.KFZ.7)

by Hilary Louis Doyle & Lukas Friedli

This new volume features peviously unknown facts about the armoured 8t built together with the 8,8cm Flak 18 bunker buster "Bunkerknacker". Until now Sfl. auf m.Zgkw. 8t half-tracked, self-propelled guns have simply been identified by weapon: eg. 2cm Flakvierling (Sd.Kfz.7/1) or 3,7cm Flak (Sd.Kfz.7/2). Now Panzer Tracts sets the record straight with descriptions of no less than 12 different Sfl.Flak variants. Also featured is the enlarged 8t Zgkw. (Sd.Kfz.7/6) created to carry the range finding equipment of the 8.8cm Flak Batterie, the Feuerleitpanzer, armoured control centre for launching A4 (V2) rockets, and the surprisingly widespread "Behelfspanzerung" which will be new to most enthusiasts. Several Selbstfahrlafette auf m.Zgkw. 8t and all of the Flak guns have survived to the present day, enabling the team to create accurate drawings of each type. 21 pages of 1:35 scale drawings and over 100 clear large-format photos make this the ultimate reference on the gepanzerter Zugkraftwagen 8t (Sd.Kfz.7) and Flak Sfl. This is one of the last Panzer Tracts volumes co-authored by Tom Jentz who sadly passed away in December, 2012.

86pp, 100+ b/w photos, 1:35 scale drawings


Web No. 36745-01
 

No ISBN

£32.00


PANZER TRACTS NO. 23: PANZER PRODUCTION FROM 1933 TO 1945

by Thomas L. Jentz & Hilary Louis Doyle

After forty years of research, The Panzer Tracts team have compiled a record of how many Panzers by model were produced by each assembly plant. Starting in February 1939, the Waffenamt kept consolidated records of monthly production but these are of limited value when more than one assembly plant was involved. The additional details needed to determine the number produced for each model were derived from assembly plant production records, analysis of chassis numbers and the code letters for each assembly plant which were stamped on serial number plates. As usual text and data are based solely on primary sources.

80pp, 121 b/w photos


Web No. 36388-01
 

 No ISBN

£24.00


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 The Editor's Choice:


THE END OF THE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL ARMY: VOLUME II

by Alan K. Wildman


Web No.
18344-01

£60.00


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