Sd.Kfz. 161 Panzer IV Ausf. J

Published on
September 23, 2021
Review Author(s)
Book Author(s)
Author: Krzystozt Mucha, Scale Drawings:Arkadiusz Wrόbel, Color Profiles:Damian Majsak
Product / Stock #
Top Drawings 8
Company: Kagero Publishing - Website: Visit Site
Kagero Front Cover

Kagero has come up with another winner if you’re a Panzer IV nut, like I am. The book is soft cover with heavy stock and full color art on the front and back covers. This book covers the Panzer IV J. The strength of the book isn’t the text, unless you read Polish. The 1/35 scale drawings are beautiful showing all the angles of the tank, in all twenty seven pages. The drawings do have some text in English, so you know what variant you’re looking at. The reader does know which production version is being represented. Included are exploded drawings of the different muffler systems, return rollers, idler wheels, road wheel assemblies, treads, muzzle brakes, cupolas, and armor skirts. There are also four pages of 1/48 and 1/72 scale drawings. Thirty-one pages in all. Add to this there are four pages of full color prints. They come with two tanks on each page.

If you’re a Panzer IV J fan, you won’t be disappointed. Kagero has given us a reference with the modeler in mind. The price may seem high for a soft cover publication. However, the artwork makes it worth owning and a set of masks are provided with the book.

We thank Kagero Publishing for providing a copy of this book for review.


Add new comment

All comments are moderated to prevent spam

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.