Another excellent addition to the TankCraft series of books, aimed primarily at modellers, but applicable to an even wider readership. The Panther was developed as the answer to the Soviet T-34 and was a major advance in tank design – Very Highly Recommended
NAME: TankCraft No.24, Panther Tanks, German Army Panzer Brigades, Western and Eastern Fronts, 1944-1945 FILE: R3238 AUTHOR: Dennis Oliver PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword, TankCraft BINDING: soft back PRICE: £16.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, Operation Barbarossa, Eastern Front, Panzer, Panzer Army, Panzer Brigade, Wehrmacht, armoured fighting vehicles, Western Front, Medium Tank, infantry support,mobile warfare, gun tank ISBN: 1-52677-159-4 PAGES: 64 IMAGE: B3238.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y2z8n3ku LINKS: DESCRIPTION: Another excellent addition to the TankCraft series of books, aimed primarily at modellers, but applicable to an even wider readership. The Panther was developed as the answer to the Soviet T-34 and was a major advance in tank design – Very Highly Recommended
The Panther was the Pkw V but widely known for the first timeby a specific name as ‘Panther’, arguably the finest tank produced by the Germans during WWII. It included many of the innovative features that were also employed in the Tigers but as a complete package it came much closer to fulfilling its true potential. After the end of the war the French Army eagerly acquired Panthers to equip their armoured regiments until French military industry could come up with effective post-war/Cold War designs.
The Panther combined gun, armour and mobility in almost perfect proportions and was to influence post-war armoured vehicle development in those countries developing their own armoured vehicles. It is therefore unsurprising that the model AFV market has seen so many kits and supporting accessories. The model section provides the information to build exhibition grade models of this famous tank.
The author has provided a concise review of the Panther and of the Panzer Brigades. The high standard of commissioned artwork is again excellent and the commissioned colour photographs in support of the modelling section are equally good, together with photographs from archives. This makes these outstanding books to augment any enthusiasts library of land warfare and uniquely provides for the needs of modellers.