American Panther Tanks

An Examination of the Five Surviving Panzer V Tanks including the Rare Panther II

Craig Moore

This sounds a strange title for a book, but currently, there are five surviving German Panther tanks in America. This book examines the restored Panther tank at the American Heritage Museum, Hudson, MA and the four held by the U.S. Army Armor and Cavalry Collection, Fort Benning, GA, including the Panther II.
Date Published :
May 2021
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
386 color
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781781558041
Pages : 112
Dimensions : 10.86 X 8.5 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$32.00

Overview
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American Panther Tanks sounds a strange title for a book, but currently there are five surviving WW2 German Panther tanks in America. It is believed that fourteen captured Panzer V Panther tanks were shipped to the United States after the Second World War. Most were cut up and scrapped after being used for testing and targets on live firing ranges. The Panzer V Ausf.A Panther tank at the American Heritage Museum, Hudson, Massachusetts, near Boston, has been completely restored to a very high standard. The other four Panther tanks are at Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia, under the care of the U.S. Army Armor and Cavalry Collection (U.S. AACC). They are awaiting their turn to be restored. The first four chapters briefly cover the development and production of the Panzer V Panther tank from the first version, the Ausf.D, to the second version the Ausf.A and to the final production version the Ausf.G, using photographs from other surviving Panther tanks around the world. The fifth chapter explores the design history of the Panther II prototype hull. Only one was built. The remaining chapters are dedicated to a photographic walk-around of the surviving Panther tanks in America.

About The Author
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Craig Moore has had an interest in military history since childhood. Eight of his close relatives fought in both world wars

Craig retired from London's Metropolitan Police after 30 Years of service, He lives in Southwest London but regularly travels around the world visiting tank museums.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Introduction; 1 The Panther tank prototypes; 2 Panzer V Ausf.D Panther tank (Sd.Kfz.171) development; 3 Panzer V Ausf.A Panther tank (Sd.Kfz.171) development; 4 Panzer V Ausf.G Panther tank (Sd.Kfz.171) development; 5 Panther II tank at Fort Benning; 6 Panzer V Ausf.A Panther tank at Fort Benning; 7 Panzer V Ausf.G Panther training tank at Fort Benning; 8 Panzer V Ausf.G Panther tank at Fort Benning; 9 Panzer V Ausf.A Panther tank at the American Heritage Museum; 10 Surviving Panther tanks; Glossary; Bibliography.

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