Nuts & Bolts Volume 38 -
Jagdpanzer IV Part 2 - L/70(Sd.Kfz.162/1)
Joachim Baschin - Martin Block
Following on the heals of the first book on the famed Jagdpanzer IV from Nuts & Bolts
, Part Two is now available. Just like the first volume, this volume is packed full of descriptive text and photos of the of the later version of the Jagdpanzer IV, the Sd.Kfz. 162/1 or better known as the L/70 based on the longer gun.
As for the content of the book from Nuts & Bolts
, being label Jagdpanzer IV Part 2 - L/70 (Sd.Kfz.162/1), the book almost follows the same break down as Part 1:
- Historical and Technical Development & Production
- Organisation and Structure of Anti-tank Units
- Camouflage and Markings
- History of Anti-tank Units
- Museum Vehicles
- Modelling the Jagdpanzer IV L/70 V & A Series
- Contemporary Photos
- Colour Profiles
- Preserved Vehicles and Components
As for the history and develoment sections, this volume concentrates on the later variant, including the description in the technical data. As well as the organisation, which covers the later stucture of German anti-tank units. This is all great information for understanding some of the later war organisation of units. The organisation is supported with tables that for example show the distribution of the Jagdpanzer IV L/70 among the different units of the German Army.
And also included in another great section covering modelling references, including a large table listing kits and aftermarket parts available for the Jagdpanzer IV L/70. There is also an inclusions of difference between the early and late variants.
After all the great descriptive text, written in both German and English, the book contains some great looking reference pictures of the tank. This is complemented with the addition of scale drawing and color plates for the tank. This is then followed with detailed walk-around images of a tank in a museum.
I found the images very interesting in this volume, showing the late variant. This includes some wrecks and capture vehicles. The images are all in black and white and very well printed.
This Volume 38 from Nuts & Bolts
is a definite great continuation covering the Jagdpanzer IV. The book does an excellent job detailing development, organisation, and use of the later variant of the this tank hunter. As for modelers, there is plenty of information to allow you to build this variant of the Jagdpanzer IV. The combination of this latest volume, Jagdpanzer IV L/70 (Sd.Kfz. 162/1), and the first part, you will have a great history and reference. In my opinion, this is a must have for any fan of the Jagdpanzer IV.
A sad note for this volume from Nuts & Bolts is the decication inside the front cover for John Rue who passed during the production of this volume. John was stated as instrumental in the creation of the scale drawing found in many of the Nuts & Bolts volumes. On behalf of Kitmaker and Armorama, I would like to dedicate this review in his memory.