4-Wheeled Armoured Cars

...in Germany WW2

Title: 4-Wheeled Armoured Cars in Germany WW2
Author: Alan Ranger
Publisher: MMP Books
ISBN: 978-83-65958-78-5

Number 21 in the Camera On series from MMP Books, more from the incredible collection of archive images from Alan Ranger. The now standard format for this series, the 80-page softcover book starts with 4-pages of text which provides the background to the photos and the basic story of the production and service of the different types.
The first of 8 groups of photos shows us the small Kfz 13, followed by the radio equipped version, the Sdkfz 14. These were the early designs, really just an armoured body on a standard car chassis. That changes as we get to their successors, the Sdkfz 221, which started off a series with a true armoured hull design, then the Sdkfz 222 which was the one that had a larger turret and was fitted with a 20mm main gun and saw widespread use on all fronts. Then the radio version, the Sdkfz 223, which went back to a smaller turret, armed with only an MG34 and fitted with a distinctive frame aerial. Then a couple of pages on the Sdkfz 247 Ausf B, a command vehicle that was only built in small numbers. The last few pages cover the final two cars, the unarmed radio/command cars, the Sdkfz 260 and 261.
Another excellent collection of archive images, and of course there are plenty of other vehicle types seen in company with the 4-wheel cars that are the main focus for this one. It is worth adding that there is so much more information held in the useful captions for every photo. I am a real fan of this Camera On series, and this one is no exception. I have no hesitation in recommending this one.
Thanks to MMP Books for our review copy.