Panzer I

The Beginning of a Dynasty

Lucas Molina Franco

In 1935, after a lengthy production process, the Panzerkampfwagen I was introduced into the Germany Army. Germany had been disallowed from producing tanks after World War I, but Panzers were secretly built to introduce the concept of armoured vehicles into the Germany Army.
Publication date:
July 2007
Publisher :
Quiron
Language:
English
Illustration :
57 colour plates, 78 b/w photos
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9788487314438

Dimensions : 180 X 250 cm
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£10.99
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Overview
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• Versatile German tank instrumental during Blitzkrieg advances Filled with colour plates and monochrome pictures

In 1935, after a lengthy production process, the Panzerkampfwagen I was introduced into the Germany Army. Germany had been disallowed from producing tanks after World War I, but Panzers were secretly built to introduce the concept of armoured vehicles into the Germany Army.

Its participation in the Spanish Civil War showed that, despite being excellent training tanks, neither their armour, nor their armament or engine, could match real combat tanks of the time. Based on experience gathered during the Spanish Civil War the Panzer I and her crews would help shape the German armour corps which invaded Poland in 1939 and France in 1940. By 1941, however, old Panzer I chassis were being reused for production of tank surrogates based on the Panzer I. Furthermore, there would be various attempts to upgrade the Panzer I throughout its history and would continue to serve in the armed forces of Spain until 1954.

Their role in the Spanish Civil War and the early campaigns of the World War II were certainly important. The greatest strength of this small tank was its ability to mount different types of guns (anti-tank, anti-aircraft and field guns) and to serve in the artillery, engineers and logistics units throughout World War II.

REVIEWS

As an introduction to the Panzer I and it's variants, this title fulfils its role admirably. For those that like to know their vehicles in depth, it will certainly whet the appetite and serve as an introduction, whilst for those of us primarily modellers as opposed to vehicle historians, it offers a broad sweep of information sufficient to model in detail any of the Panzer I variants. Recommended.
Military Model Scene

Overall, the modeller looking for pictures should find this more than satisfactory and will be handy on the workbench. Recommended.
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