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Sd. Kfz. 251 in Polish Museums



by Janusz Ledwoch


S u m m a r y

Publishers’ Details:

Published by Militaria in Detail. Wydawnictwo Militaria 00961 Warsaw 42, PO box 106, Poland



Contents and Media:

A4 format, soft cover. 85 colour photographs with 91 black and white photographs.



Review Type:

Book Review


Excellent pictures; good narrative; English text



Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Ian Sadler


F i r s t L o o k


This book is published on very high quality gloss paper in a new format of A4 landscape.

It contains 85 colour photographs with 91 black and white photographs. It also has two pages of full 1/35 scale plan; and finally two pages of full colour illustrations.

Captions are kept to the bare minimum and are in English.

The quality of the photographs is outstanding. The author has captured just about every detail for the model maker or the lucky few restorers.

The book deals specifically with the Sd. Kf. 251D and covers those in Polish Museums and the one sunk in the river Pelica in January 1945 and recovered in March 1989.

The photographic narrative takes you step by step around the build up of a 251, starting with a general walk around, engine, chassis, wheels and tracks, interior, then a section of close up details.




This book sets new standards for vehicle enthusiasts, restorers and model makers. Like its main rival WWP of the Czech Republic, this publisher is carving a niche in the magazine world. It fills a gap in the history of this vehicle.

The author is to be congratulated on his understanding of what is required by model makers, historians/ restorers. He has captured many tiny detail and made it available in a single volume.

This book should find a place on every model makers reference shelf and rightly deserves its place. It will be used time and time again and will in time become the standard by which others are measured.

I recommend it very highly. Go out and buy your now.

Ian Sadler 

Review Copyright © 2000 by Ian Sadler
Page Created 04 October, 2000
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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