Modelling the Sdkfz 251 Half-Track

Modelling the Sdkfz 251 Half-Track

Paperback Osprey Modelling Manuals

By (author) Robert Oehler

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 80 pages
  • Dimensions: 184mm x 244mm x 8mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1841767069
  • ISBN 13: 9781841767062
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 333,124

Product description

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.

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Author information

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.

Review quote

"This...is one of the most practical modelling manuals I have ever seen. Not just builders of German vehicles will find practical advice within its pages, ALL armor modellers, regardless of experience or skill level will find some practical application... VERY highly recommended." -Jim Rae, "Armorama "(December 2004)

Table of contents

Introduction; Materials; Modelling the subject; Intermediate build; Advanced build; Master build; 'Special feature'; Further reading, media and websites; Museums and collections; Kits available; Index