Panther Medium Tank

IV. SS-Panzerkorps Eastern Front, 1944

Dennis Oliver

In Dennis Oliver's latest volume in the TankCraft series, he uses archive photos and extensively researched color illustrations to examine the Panther battalions of these famous units that fought to hold back the Soviet advance during the last months of 1944.
Date Published :
April 2021
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Series :
TankCraft
Illustration :
200 color & black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526791269
Pages : 64
Dimensions : 11.5 X 8.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$24.95

Overview
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12 pages of full color illustrations depicting over 20 different vehicles and their markings with histories of the Panzer regiments of the SS-Totenkopf and Wiking divisions during the battles of 1944 on the Eastern Front.

During the summer of 1944 a series of massive Soviet offensives threatened to destroy the entire German army on the Eastern Front. As the Wehrmacht scrambled to hold what ground it could many formations simply disappeared and the available armored units were used to plug the gaps in the front line. One of the most important elements of the defense was the newly raised IV.SS-Panzerkorps which contained the veteran Totenkopf and Wiking divisions. Although both were well equipped their real striking power lay in the battalion of Pzkpfw V Panther tanks with which each was outfitted, perhaps the most effective armored fighting vehicle produced by Germany during the Second World War.

In Dennis Oliver's latest volume in the TankCraft series, he uses archive photos and extensively researched color illustrations to examine the Panther battalions of these famous units that fought to hold back the Soviet advance during the last months of 1944. A key section of his book displays available model kits and aftermarket products, complemented by a gallery of beautifully constructed and painted models in various scales. Technical details as well as modifications introduced during production and in the field are also examined providing everything the modeler needs to recreate an accurate representation of these historic tanks.

About The Author
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Dennis Oliver is the author of over twenty books on Second World War armored vehicles.

REVIEWS
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"The book is a great addition to any armor library and provides great images and information to further along your project."

- AMPS

"This is a neat book on Panthers."

- AMPS Indianapolis

"For the ultra-realistic modelers, the historical text specifies when production changes altered the design."

- Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

"There is a nice balance of modeling information, historical and technical facts to make for quick and enjoyable reading. This soft cover publication will offer a nice reference source for the armor modeler's library."

- IPMS/USA

"Well worth picking up."

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