SdkFz.251: 251/9 and 251/22 Kanonenwagen German Army and Waffen-SS Western and Eastern Fronts, 1944-45
Pen and Sword continues to expand its LandCraft series, this time with an installment of the SdkFz.251, focusing on the /9 and /22 versions of one of the most versatile halftracks of WW2. These units were first used for infantry support and later as tank-hunters with the 7.5 cm gun.
The book is divided in the following sections
- The Panzer Units
- The Panzer Brigades
- Camouflage and Markings
- Modeling Showcase
- Modeling Products
- The Panzergrenadier Units
- Waffen-SS Units
- Other Units
- Technical Details and Specifications
The Modeling showcase includes models in both 1/72 and 1/35 scale and have some very good detail pictures that can be used as guidance for your own kits. Each section is well written and the historical information is well researched and easy to understand. The historical information is mainly focused around unit locations. Also there are a few sections of the book where the unit composition strength (order of battle) is described.
This book has a good balance of historical and technical information together with modeling project and products. If you like the SdkFz.251, you will want to consider getting your own copy of this book.
I would like to thank Pen & Sword, Casemate and IPMS/USA for the review sample.