Panzerwrecks 21

From the author’s website:
Panzerwrecks 21: How do you convert a Panther into a pepperpot? Why was a US Navy doctor taking photos of Panzers? What unique emblem was painted on a Jagdtiger? Which Panzer was left outside the monastery at Wiebrechtshausen? What British unit used a Sturmgeschütz as an ARV? The answers to these and other questions are to be found here in Panzerwrecks 21, with 128 rare and unpublished large-format photographs sourced from around the world.

Lee Archer and top US photo researcher Darren ‘Forgotten Archives‘ Neely team up for Panzerwrecks 21. Expect the usual mix of twisted armour and wreckage all wrapped up in the house style: very high production values, quality paper and binding and five exquisite original artworks from the guru of all things colourful; Felipe Rodna. Felipe’s work is printed as a diptych; where an original photograph is shown on the left page and colour artwork on the right, which highlights the fantastic level of detail that Felipe can achieve when printed at full page. Photos are published primarily one per page and sympathetically treated in-house to remove the nasty scratches and things that can spoil your enjoyment of a decent tank photo.

Book Data

  • Authors: Lee Archer and Darren Neely
  • Artist: Felipe Rodna
  • ISBN: 978-1-908032-17-1
  • Language: English (UK)
  • No of Photos: 128
  • No of artworks: 5 colour
  • No of Pages: 96
  • Physical: Softcover, 280x210mm, landscape
  • Costs £17.99 ($24.31 at today’s exchange rate) from the author’s website

Vehicle List

  • Jagdtiger
  • Tiger II
  • Tiger I
  • Panther Ausf.G
  • Panther Ausf.G (last steel wheel)
  • Panther Ausf.A
  • Panther Ausf.D (+Befehls.Pz.)
  • Bergepanther
  • Jagdpanther
  • Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.J
  • Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.H
  • Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.F
  • Panzer IV/70(A)
  • Panzer IV/70(V)
  • Jagdpanzer IV
  • Sturmgeschütz IV
  • Sturmpanzer IV
  • Hummel Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.G
  • Sturmgeschütz III Ausf.G
  • Sturmgeschütz III ARV (British)
  • Sturmhaubitze 42
  • Jagdpanzer 38 (Hetzer)
  • Marder 38T
  • Pz.Jäger LrS
  • Sd.Kfz.251 Ausf.D
  • Sd.Kfz.251 Ausf.D (US)
  • Sd.Kfz.251 Ausf.C (FFI)
  • Sd.Kfz.250 Ausf.B
  • Panzerwerfer 42
  • Sd.Kfz.7 gepanzerte
  • Sd.Kfz.8 Holzpritschenaufbau
  • Sd.Kfz.9/1
  • Zugkraftwagen S 307 (f)
  • RSO/01
  • NSU Springer













This book covers NW Europe from Normandy to Austria and from summer 1944 to late 1945. The photos are mostly full page and have excellent captions in English that give a lot of detail about what is in each photograph. The information in each caption is in-depth, thorough and shows an excellent depth of knowledge of the authors. Several photographs have been reproduced in colour plates.

The quality of the photographs does vary, and as stated in Panzerwrecks #19 “Many of the images in this book were taken under difficult conditions using basic equipment and are included for their historical value, not their photographic quality.” However, I will add that almost all the photographs are of good quality with just the odd one that is a little blurry or unclear, but those photographs do show some unusual or rare detail.

A highly recommended addition to the Panzerwrecks series. This issue will be, as always, a great source of inspiration and ideas for diorama and model builders.

Panzerwrecks 22 Desert will be coming soon.

Paul Tosney – Editor
ModelBuilder International

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Paul Tosney

Paul has been with Model Builder International since almost the beginning. He started building models as a boy, and took a hiatus, but started building again a few years ago. He builds pretty much anything, but mostly WW2, with a smattering of modern and the occasional SciFi model.


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