Jagdpanther vs SU-100: Eastern Front 1945 (Duel) Paperback – 20 Apr 2014
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"Chock full of excellent period photos, diagrams and art work ... makes for a great read. I learned quite a bit from this volume..." - Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com
"I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in these vehicles and Eastern Front operations." --Jim Mesko, Armor Modeling and Preservation Society
"A focused look at one minor detail of a big war." --"Strategy & Tactics" magazine
I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in these vehicles and Eastern Front operations. "Jim Mesko, Armor Modeling and Preservation Society"
Chock full of excellent period photos, diagrams and art work ... makes for a great read. I learned quite a bit from this volume... "Scott Van Aken, www.modelingmadness.com"
A focused look at one minor detail of a big war. "Strategy & Tactics magazine""
The German Jagdpanther and Soviet SU-100, two turretless tank destroyers that represented very different design and tactical philosophies, clashed as the two sides contested Hungary's vital oil resources in March 1945. Featuring specially commissioned full-colour artwork, this engaging study casts new light on the background and details of this duel in the closing weeks of World War II in Europe.See all Product Description
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The errors are as follows. Page 29 states that the German Pzgr 40 APCR round “had a smaller explosive charge” than Pzgr 39 APCBC/HE round. In point of fact, APCR and APDS shot had no explosive fillings; they were inert as “shot” as opposed to “shell” implies, and fitted only with a tracer to aid gunnery. A cavity filled with explosive would have been self-defeating, as it would have weakened the structure which already had enough impact stresses to overcome, and a fuse would be similarly challenged.Read more ›
Unfortunately, this is very much the case here as the narrative starts to give way (substantially) to the campaign in Hungary and the subsequent westwards advance of the Soviet armies, with much of this general history being centred at the corps and divisional level and it feels that when the Jagdpanther or SU-100 are mentioned, it is almost incidental. It actually feels like two different books rolled into one, a mix of general history and one of technical specification.
I really feel disappointed that I am highlighting the negative aspect of the book, as I really like the writing style of David Higgins. His work is informative and enjoyable to read, it is just that it wanders away from the subject that I thought I was buying into. I don't particularly feel this is the fault of the author, but I would have hoped that Osprey could have kept this on track and I think that Osprey need to decide what exactly they want this series to do as I recently experience a similar issue with the panther Vs sherman book that wandered off into the Bulge campaign. To date Panzerjager Vs KV-1 seems to have been the best of the tank based books that I have read.Read more ›
I struggled to find any description of the duel mentioned in the title, apart from a few brief lines towards the end of the book.
I was also puzzled to see so many pictures of other vehicles with no relation to the subject matter (17 if I counted correctly). A harsh review possibly, but this is not the book I expected it to be.
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Interesting subject, but it just never caught my imagination. I'm a bit disappointed to be honest. There isn't enough Jagdpanther vs Su100 in it, just two parallel histories and... Read morePublished on 22 Jun. 2014 by John
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