Sd.Kfz.161 Panzer IV Ausf.H/J

Top Drawings No.25 by Krzysztof Mucha

An outstanding series of line drawing and profile artwork books continues with Krzysztof Mucha’s contribution with the Panzer IV Ausf.H/J. The A4 portrait format of the book is perfect for 1/35 scale line drawings, allowing the author to include views from all angles plus three-quarter views all in a line drawn format. The main caption for each section is written in English and Polish complimented by credited sources, which is always a nice touch. The detail is outstanding and goes further in the middle of book by focusing on the muzzle brake, commander’s cupola, fan cover, turret skirts, frames/mounts for the side skirts and metal frames/mounts for the side skirts. This section is followed by three pages of 1/48 scale drawings and a single of 1/72 drawings. The book is tailed off with eight pages of excellent colour profiles (two per page in landscape) from specific units including the 35th Armoured Regiment, 116th Armoured Division and 12th Division SS ‘Hitlerjugend’ to name a few. On top of that there is a separate (loose) A2 sheet packed with 1/16 scale drawings of a Pz/Kpfw.IV Aus.J late production version. If that was not enough you even get a free sheet of mask foils thrown in! 

Really great value for money, high quality production and a superb reference to boot! Thanks again to Tom Bonnington at Casemate for our review copy which is available from


ISBN: 978-83-64596-70-4

Price: Approx £14

Pages: 40

Format: softback – A4

Publisher: Kagero