Fascinating and irresistible, a perfect gift for anyone interested in military vehicles.
It is amazing to think that people were thinking in terms of armoured cars as early as 1905.
The drawings and illustrations are brilliant, and incredibly detailed in some cases showing the actual make up of an engine or vehicle with all the parts carefully listed.
Porsche is best known today as a manufacturer of high speed luxury sports cars – yet for many years it had a major part to play in designing and producing military vehicles. The company’s founder, Ferdinand Porsche, played a key role as a military engineer during both the First and Second World Wars – as well as in the run up to the First World War.
This is the story of the creation of vehicles such as the Schwimmwagen, the Type 100 Leopard tnk, Ferdinand tank destroyer, the Kubelwagen, the Type 205 Maus tank and numerous aero engines. There are fascinating insights into the way the company operated, and the creative process by which these military vehicles were created.
It is a story that has, until now, received very little publicity. Ludvigsen has created a book that justly deserves considerable praise for drawing the attention of historians and military enthusiasts to the story of Professor Porsche.
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