Firepower for the Panzer Divisions

Panzerartillerie cover


The German Panzerartillerie was one of the key components of the Panzer divisions that were the spearhead of the German forces in the years when they overran most of Western Europe and reached as far as the gates of Moscow in the East. Warfare in the age of Blitzkrieg required fast-moving, mobile artillery that could support forward units at the front line, and the Panzerartillerie provided that for the Wehrmacht. The Allies had no answer or equivalent to them until the US entry into the war.

Drawing on original material from German archives and private collections, including some images that have never been published before, German armor expert Thomas Anderson explores the formation and development of this force from its early days in the 1930s, through the glory days of Blitzkrieg warfare to its eventual decline in the face of the challenges of the Eastern Front.

Table of Contents

German Artillery In 1933
Mobility for the Artillery
1936–39 Defining the Standards
Into Poland
France and the Balkans
1941 – A Time of Uncertainty
1942 – Advanced Self-propelled Guns
In Combat

Product details

Published Mar 19 2019
Format Hardback
Edition 1st
Extent 256
ISBN 9781472820242
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 77 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Thomas Anderson

Thomas Anderson is a specialist on German armoured…


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