A comprehensive study of the equipment and organization of Germanys armored divisions from 1939 to 1945. Illustrated with hundreds of detailed artworks of tanks and their markings, German Panzer Divisions of World War II is a comprehensive study of the equipment and organization of Germanys armored divisions from 1939 to 1945. The book is divided into two volumes, detailing every Wehrmacht and SS panzer division in numbered order. Each divisional section is further broken down by campaign, accompanied by orders of battle, a brief divisional history of the campaign, and specific unit markings. Organized by division, the book describes in depth the various models of armoured fighting vehicle in German service during World War II. This compact volume includes armored fighting vehicles of every type, from the Panzer Mk II, Panzer 35(t), and Panzer III tanks that led the invasions of Poland and France in the early years of the war, to the more potent Panzer V Panther, Panzer VI Tiger, and Sturmpanzer Brummbar that defended the Third Reich in its death throes. The book includes numerous types that fought on every front, from the SdKfz 22 armored car and Panzer IV Ausf F used by the 15th Panzer Division in the deserts of North Africa, to the Jagdpanzer IV tank destroyer and Hummel self-propelled artillery used by the 5th SS Division Wiking during the fighting retreats of 194445. All of the main infantry support weapons are also featured, including the 15cm Grille self-propelled gun, the Pak 40-armed SdKfz 252/22 halftrack, and the Panzerjäger 38 Marder III. Packed with more than 600 color artworks and photographs with exhaustive specifications, German Panzer Divisions of World War II is a key reference for modelers and enthusiasts of World War II armored fighting vehicles.