The adoption of blitzkrieg tactics in the German Army prior to the start of World War 2 meant that Germany needed a new kind of fighting vehicle for transporting troops around the battlefield in support of the Panzer spearheads. It was in response to this requirement that the armoured half track was developed during the mid-30s. The SdKfz 251 half-track soon became one of the most numerous vehicles in the German World War 2 arsenal, and saw service on every front from Russia to France. This is the first volume ever dedicated to modelling this fascinating and ever-popular subject.
|Publication date:||11th November 2004|
|Publisher:||Osprey Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
Robert Oehler is the Marketing Manager at Tamiya America, Inc., and as such is regularly involved in the research that serves as the basis for Tamiya military models. He holds a BSc from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a MA from Michigan State University. He has regularly contributed product reviews, demonstration articles and historical interest features for magazines throughout the world and this is his first title for Osprey.More About Robert Oehler