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Would you guys recommend the Osprey New Vanguard series? I'm thinking about the Panzer IV G-J volume.
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Well, they give a brief history of the vehicle and have a few photos, maybe 20 on avarage plus about 6 color plates. Not to helpfull for detailed reference, but they are an enjoyable afternoon read. If you want to learn more about a specific vehicle, they are good, but not for detailed references.
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What Fletch say is correct. It's gives you a very brief overview. I would recommend Spielberger's book as better value.

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Would you guys recommend the Osprey New Vanguard series? I'm thinking about the Panzer IV G-J volume.
Hi Evan,

The Pz.IV G, H und J one is pretty good actually. It's authored by Jentz/Doyle so it's a good read. Bit of typical Jentz technical stuff at the start and then an Operational History chapter which is interesting.

Some of these NV series are quite old now but the newer stuff is OK. What you sometimes can find is some of them are condensed from bigger books by the same authors but obviously you're not paying a premium book price for them.

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Evan,

If you are looking for tons of reference photos on a subject they are not of much value. But they will provide you with interesting info about the vehicle and will tell you, by date, what changes the vehicle underwent during production and in the battlefield. Also the central plate showing the interior is very useful as interior photos are hard to find for some vehicles.

I have some of them and find them very useful!!

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Old 03-20-2007, 09:35 PM
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