Einheits-PKW

German Standardised Field Cars of WW2 by Jochen Vollert

Another excellent dual-language (English/German) publication from the Tankograd stable headed as ‘Wehrmacht Special No.4021’. The problem of multiple designs of passenger carrying field cars for the German Army began to be addressed in the mid-1930s when the range was reduced to light, medium and heavy, all embraced by the standardised ‘Einheits-PKW’ series of vehicles. This book studies the many types of PKW, variants, production numbers and their pros and cons in military service which came to an end, on the front line at least, in 1941 when failings were exposed on the Eastern Front. The book is lavishly illustrated with 172 black and white photographs, many of which have not been published before. The author should be applauded for the selection of images which present every variation of this versatile breed of military vehicles which prove most useful to all military modellers.   

A recommended series of books that gives the more obscure German vehicles some long overdue publicity. With thanks to Justin at Bookworld Wholesale Ltd. (www.bookworldws.co.uk) who are the main distributor in the UK for this book.

 

ISBN: TANKO 4021

Price: £13.99

Pages: 80

Format: Softback – A4

Publisher: Tankograd Publishing

Website: www.tankograd.com