A highly detailed illustrated history of one of the most famous tanks of World War II – the German Panther.

Often considered the most elegant tank design of the war, the Panther embodied a balance of firepower, armour protection, and mobility unmatched by any other tank of the period.

This new study by German armour expert Thomas Anderson draws upon original German archival material to tell the story of the birth of the Panther in response to the Soviet tanks encountered in 1941. He then analyzes its success on the battlefield and the many modifications and variants that also came into play.

Illustrated throughout with rare photographs and drawings, many of which have never been published in English before, this is a unique history of one of the most famous tanks of World War II.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Tank Shock
Chapter 2: Technical Challenge
Chapter 3: VK.3002 – A New Tank Emerges
Chapter 4: Production
Chapter 5: Organization of Panther Units
Chapter 6: The Panther in Combat
Chapter 7: The Panther in Comparison


Product details

Published Sep 21 2017
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 224
ISBN 9781472827012
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Thomas Anderson

Thomas Anderson is a specialist on German armoured…


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