Illustrated with detailed artworks of SS tanks and their markings with exhaustive captions and specifications, The Essential Vehicle Identification Guide: Waffen-SS Divisions 1939-45 is the definitive study of the equipment and organisation of Himmler's armoured divisions.
Organised chronologically by division and formation date, the book describes in depth the various models of tank and other armoured and soft vehicles in service with the`fighting' SS, with listings of unit commanders, vehicle types and numbers and unit structure. Each divisional section is further broken down by campaign, accompanied by orders of battle, a brief divisional history of the campaign and any specific unit markings. Every SS division that saw combat is featured, from well-known units such as the elite Das Reich and Wiking divisions, to lesser-known divisions, such as the 11th Waffen SS Panzer Division Nordland and the Albanian-recruited 21st Waffen SS Gebirgs-Division Skanderbeg.
With information boxes accompanying the full-colour artworks, all drawn to the same scale for easy comparison, this is a key reference guide for modellers and military history enthusiasts with an interest in the Waffen SS divisions of World War II.
About the Author
Chris Bishop is an established military historian who has written and contributed to numerous military publications over the last 25 years. He is the author of The Essential Tank Identification Guide: Wehrmacht Panzer Divisions, 1939-45 and The Essential Aircraft Identification Guide: Luftwaffe Squadrons, 1939-45.