Overlord’s Blog: Hilary Doyle Interview (2012)

mqdefaultBack in 2012 Overlord’s Blog published a several part interview with author and researcher Hilary Doyle on the topic of WW2 German armor.  Doyle is known for  the many books he co-authored with the late Thomas Jentz on German armor, including their long running Panzer Tracts series.  With four years having passed since this interview was published, we thought it was time to bring some attention to this interesting piece.  The interview is broken up into several pages, links to which we have provided below.  The questions posed to Doyle were submitted by readers, which explains why the quality of the questions sometimes varies.  It is also worth pointing out that the first page of the interview is somewhat confusingly labeled “Part 4”, parts 1 through 3 do not contain interview segments.

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Book Alert: New “Panzer Tracts” coming soon

panzer tractsAccording to Armorama.com, two new entries in the Panzer Tracts series are slated for release within a month. Author Hilary Doyle says that the two new books will look at the Panzerkampfwagen IV Ausf. H and Ausf. J, and the late developments of the Sd.Kfz. 251 and its planned successor, the Kätzchen. The volume on the Pz IV will include the detailed research, photos and drawings that characterize the series as well as detailed information on different types of Schürzen as well as covering the Befhelspanzer IV Ausf J and Beobachtungspanzer IV variants. The second book examines the Kätzchen, a fully tracked vehicle intended to replace the Sd.Kfz.251 but coming too late. Some late variants of the Schützenpanzer Sd.Kfz.251 like the /17 with Schwebelafette or the /20 “Uhu” are covered as well.