Panzer in the Gunsights 2 - German AFV's and Artillery in the ETO 1944-45 in US Army Photos
- 72 Pages
- 193 Photos
- 16 Color plates
This is a companion volume to Mr. Zaloga's earlier title looking at German AFVs from a different perspective, that of the official US Army Signal Corp photographer. This latest book takes things one step further, based heavily on photos taken by the Technical Intelligence Section. This American unit collected information on enemy equipment, though not on regular items like Panzer IV tanks and so on. Instead, they had two emphases - keeping abreast of Germany's weaponry and seeking out applications that might help American weapon development.
This means they were interested in unusual or extraordinary weapons, and not the run of the mill types. Of course, this is a huge plus for readers! It includes obscure but fascinating items like the Culemeyer trailer used to transport the Kingtiger, the 88mm FlaK 36 and FlaK 37 guns, the PaK 43/41 and Pak 43 anti-tank guns, the Flakwerfer 44 Fohngerate (Storm-weapon), and the bewildering range of guns found on the Rhine PaK Front. This title also includes sixteen color plates that show an interesting range of vehicles and camouflage schemes, including a captured Sherman M4A3 (76mm) in German service.