jerry franklin | House,New Mexico | 02/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an excellent video ! The film footage(most in black and white)is superb. Some of the best I've ever seen. As I say,even though most of the films are black and white, nevertheless,the footage is clear,crisp,and amazing. The narration likewise, is also very good.It is quite brilliant in fact! You'll learn not only about the panzer 4 in detail but also the history of World War 2. I was completely suprised by the high quality of this video,since I did'nt expect much in the first place. Boy, was I wrong! In the future I'm going to try and order more videos in this series! In regards to the statement made by the previous reviewer(who actually never watched the video...lol)when the panzer 4 first entered service it was "the" heavy tank in the German armed forces. It's original purpose was to be a "heavy" support tank serving along side the panzer 3 which was the main German battle tank.Due to the superiority of the Russian tanks(T-34,etc) in armour and firepower the Germans were forced to develop much heavier tanks such as the Panther and Tiger,hence the Panzer 4 was classified as a medium tank.But for much of the war it was the "heavy" tank, the backbone and workhorse of the German Panzer Corps. Throughout it's history its armour and firepower were constantly improved upon in the different variants making it a formidable force when used rightly. The video makes it abundantly clear that the panzer 4 was considered a "heavy" support tank in its initial concept and design. If the reviewer had actually watched the video they would have seen that this was what was meant by "heavy"."
Lots of footage
J. Newman | S. Carolina | 02/24/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Good narration of the developement of this tank. Lots of footage but mostly short segments. Would have liked to see more interior views and walk around views of museum pieces or even traning films from the war."