Panzer III German Army Light Tank - North Africa, Tripoli to El Alamain 1941-1942
of finished models in 1/4 and 1/35 scale. Fifteen reviews of kits in 1/72, 1/48, 1/35, 28 mm, 15
mm and 1/6 scale kits.
This is volume 36 from the TankCraft series. The contents consist of an Introduction and nine sections. The introduction is a small history of the Panzer III, as well as the number shipped to North Africa and their unit numbers. The next section introduces us to the initial operations of the Deutsches Afrikakorps (DAK). We are presented with the Order of Battle of the DAK as of March/April, 1941.The section ends with a map showing the area of operations of the DAK, as well as month by month events starting in January, 1941 and ending in November, 1942. The book follows with 20 profiles of vehicles used by the unit and their camouflage.
The next section provides us with a set of models showcase in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/35 scales. This is flowed by a set of 15 reviews of models available for the construction of DAK vehicles in 1/72. 1//48, 1/35, 28 mm, 1/100 and 1/6 scales. This includes models by Tamiya, Academy, Dragon and Italeri to mention a few. Next is a review of the technical details and modifications done to the vehicle, an Order of Battle during February 1, 1941 at their arrival and then during March/April of that year. The book ends with a roster of products available to the modeler at the time that book was printed.
My thanks to Casemate Publishers for the opportunity of reviewing this book.