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Panzer Tracts No. 5-2 - Panzerkampfwagen "Panther"Ausf.A

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We spent hundreds of hours accurately measuring survivors and hundreds of days drawing at full-scale to create as-built drawings for the first time - accurate to the same tight tolerances demanded of the original assembly firms. Hundreds of research hours went into finding the numerous previously unnoticed modifications. Many of these newly discovered details would remain "hidden" if printed as 1/35th scale overview drawings. Therefore, we have selected the unique approach of using 1/10th scale drawings to illustrate the smallest details on components; while six-view (including right side and belly) 1/35th scale drawings are still used for the complete Panther. We also created "flat-plane" drawings of many components to aid modelers make accurate parts that are hard to replicate when only drawn at angle. This 68-page book is heavily illustrated with over 200 scale drawings and 38 clear/rare large-format photos.

Panzer Tracts No. 11-2 - Aufklaerungspanzerwagen
(Full and Half-Track Armored Reconnaissance Vehicles)
H 8 H to Vollkettenaufklaerer

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The Panzer Tracts team spent hundreds of hours measuring and drawing to create a new set of ultra-accurate as-built drawings of the famous "Luchs" Panzerspaehwagen II (2 cm) (Sd.Kfz.123). Now for the first time, we have created a conceptual sketch of the schwere Panzerspaehwagen (Halbketten) on the H 8 H Fahrgestell. The H 8 H was Germany�s first attempt to get a reconnaissance vehicle into production that had increased obstacle crossing capability. This volume also includes rare photos, 1/35th scale drawings, and accurate statistics for the rare RK 9, Sd.Kfz.250/9 Ausf.A and Ausf.B, Luchs Versuchs-Fahrgestell Nr.29, Skoda T15, Pz.Kpfw.38t n.A., Aufklaerungspanzerwagen 38 (2 cm) Sd.Kfz.140/1, and Vollkettenaufklaerer 38. In accordance with our high standards, the text and data are based solely on primary sources. 49 rare large-format photos and 14 scale drawings are used to illustrate the 10 different armored reconnaissance vehicles in this 40 page book.

Panzer Tracts No. 11-1 - Panzerbeobachtungswagen
(Armored Observation Vehicles)
- Sd.Kfz.253 to Pz.Beob.Wg.Panther

Using original large-scale drawings of the turret and hundreds of chassis measurements, the Panzer Tracts team has created a new set of ultra-accurate drawings of the rarest of Germany�s armored observation vehicle - the Pz.Beob.Wg.Panther. There are also new as-built 1/35th scale prints of the kl.Pz.Bef.Wg. (Sd.Kfz.265) - the first armored vehicle used by forward observers in 1940. Other rare "observation" vehicles include the Feuerleitpanzer (8t Zgkw. and BN 10 H) used to launch V-2 missiles and the Panzermesskraftwagen used to observe experiments on test firing ranges. This volume also presents rare photos, 1/35th scale drawings, and accurate statistics of the Sd.Kfz.253, Sd.Kfz.254, Sd.Kfz.250/5, Sd.Kfz.250/12, Sd.Kfz.251/18, Sd.Kfz.251/20, Pz.Beob.Wg.III, and Pz.Beob.Wg.IV. In accordance with our high standards, the text and data are based solely on primary sources. Over 40 rare large-format photos and 20 scale drawings are used to illustrate the 13 different armored observation vehicles in this 44 page book.

Panzer Tracts No. 5-1 - Panzerkampfwagen "Panther"
Ausf.D with Versuchs-Serie Panther, Fgst.Nr.V2

We spent hundreds of hours accurately measuring survivors and hundreds of days drawing at full-scale to create as-built drawings for the first time - accurate to the same tight tolerances demanded of the original assembly firms. Hundreds of research hours went into finding the numerous previously unnoticed modifications. Many of these newly discovered details would remain "hidden" if printed as 1/35th scale overview drawings. Therefore, we have selected the unique approach of using 1/10th scale drawings to illustrate the smallest details on components; while six-view (including right side and belly) 1/35th scale drawings are still used for the complete Panther. We also created "flat-plane" drawings of many components to aid modelers make accurate parts that are hard to replicate when only drawn at angle. This 72 page book is heavily illustrated with over 100 scale drawings, 11 original drawings, and 44 clear/rare large-format photos. Available 10Apr03.