TopDrawings 97, Sturmgeschutz III
...from Kagero, via Casemate
Title: Sturmgeschutz III
Author: Maciej Noszczak
We get to TopDrawings 97 from Polish publishers Kagero, and the subject is a very well known German AFV from WW2, the Sturmgeschutz III, more commonly referred to as simply the Stug III. These scale plans cover all the A, B, F,F L43, F/8 and G variants.
A brief set of background text on the opening page, in both English & Polish, which sets the scene for the assortment of scale plans which follow. As usual, a soft-cover book, with fine colour profiles on the 4 centre pages plus the back cover and the rest filled with a series of scale plans, provided for each version, both short and long barrelled variants, in the 3 most popular modelling scales, of 1/72, 1/48 and 1/35. Tucked into the middle of the book is a separate, larger fold-out sheet with large 1/16 scale side views of both the early Ausf A and B.
The Stug III is a very popular subject for modellers and wargamers alike, serving throughout WW2 and built in large numbers. There are also plenty of kits available in all these main scales, and more. So for modellers, a good resource to have plans of all these variants in one place.
Thanks to the Casemate UK who are the distributors for the Kagero range of books for our review copy.