Regarded by many as one of the greatest tanks ever built, the German Panther is probably the finest medium tank of the Second World War.
It is certainly the most numerous German panzer in wartime service, with some 7,000 built. It combined firepower, armour protection and mobility that was unmatched by any other tank of the period. In the Panther Tank Owners' Workshop Manual, author Mark Healy looks at the development, construction and fighting qualities of the Panther, as well as including insights into what it was like to operate and maintain. He focuses on surviving Panthers at the German Armour Museum in Munster (Panther Ausf A) and the later Panther Ausf G at the Tank Museum, Bovington, as his centrepieces and draws on a range of documentary and photographic information sources in Germany, the USA and France.
If you want to know what all the fuss about the Panther is about without being a rivet counter this is your 'in'. Suffers from some of the usual Google copy and paste images as most historical Haynes, but then there are some good original images of museum Panthers. The Tank museum was quick on delivery and you can't quibble about £8.99 for such a nice book.
I have wanted this title for some time and with the boost of a sale I have added this excellent book to my collection
Another great service
Another great book in the Haynes series and this copy from the Tank Museum was at an amazing price of £8.99 - fantastic value for money matched by the quick despatch and it's receipt - particularly as it was during the busy preamble into Christmas!! Thanks Tank Museum!!!
Very interesting book.. I'm using it to build a Takom scale model of Panther Ausf. g