Sturmartillerie and Panzerjager 1939-1945 by Bryan Perrett, Mike Badrocke

Sturmartillerie and Panzerjager 1939-1945 by Bryan Perrett, Mike Badrocke

Originally the German assault gun was designed as an infantry support weapon, but the changing conditions of the battlefields of the Second World War forced it to...

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ISBN-13:9781841760049
Publisher:Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:11/28/1999
Series:New Vanguard Series , #34
Pages:48
Sales rank:613,454
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.15(d)
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Sturmartillerie and Panzerjager 1939-1945 by Bryan Perrett, Mike Badrocke

Originally the German assault gun was designed as an infantry support weapon, but the changing conditions of the battlefields of the Second World War forced it to adapt to perform a number of different roles, most importantly as a tank destroyer, although the infantry support role was never wholly discarded. If the much-glamorised Panzer divisions were the sword of the German army then the assault gun and tank destroyer units were its shield. As the Panzers' grip on the battlefield began to fail, though, it was left to the assault gun and tank destroyer crews to take up the burden.