Kagero Photosniper 3D #25 Panzer II & Luchs
History of the Pz. II & Luchs
The Panzer II is the common name used for a family of German tanks used in World War II. The official German designation was Panzerkampfwagen II (abbreviated PzKpfw II).
Both the Panzer I and II were considered as stopgaps before the arrival of more advanced models, namely the Panzer III and IV. Despite
Although the vehicle had originally been designed as a stopgap while larger, more advanced tanks were developed, it nonetheless went on to play an important role in the early years of World War II, during the Polish and French campaigns. The Panzer II was the most numerous tank in the German Panzer divisions at the beginning of the war. It was used in both North Africa against the Western Allies and on the Eastern Front against the Soviet Union.
The Panzer II was supplanted by the Panzer III and IV medium tanks by 1940/1941. By the end of 1942, it had been largely removed from front line service and it was used for training and on secondary fronts. The turrets of the then-obsolete Panzer Is and Panzer IIs were reused as gun turrets on specially built defensive bunkers, particularly on the Atlantic Wall. Production of the tank itself ceased by January 1944, but its chassis remained in use as the basis of several other
Panzer II Ausf. L “Luchs”
A light reconnaissance tank, the Ausf.
The book can be broken down into the following sections
- History, Development & Usage
- 3D line drawings of all versions
- 3D images of Pz. II Ausf. C
- 3D images of Pz. II Ausf. F
- 3D images of Pz. II Ausf. L Lynx
From the publisher’s website:
- Samir Karmieh, Łukasz Gładysiak
- 100 pages
- 50 photographs
- 100 renders
- Gloss coated paper
- Format (sizes): A4 (210×297 mm)
This book is a very good book for a modeler. There is a short background to the development and usage of the Pz. II complete with info on the colours used on it. There are 50 black & white period photos in this section. After that, we have 3 sections of 3D images that cover 3 different versions of the Pz. II in great depth. These images are clear and will be of great use to the modeller.
If you’re planning on
This book is available direct from the publisher here for about US$27.00.