The Panther Tank

Hitler’s T-34 Killer

Anthony Tucker-Jones

Along with the Tiger, Sherman and T-34, the Panther ranks as one of the most famous tanks of the Second World War. Anthony Tucker-Jones uses over 100 archive photographs, along with a selection of color profiles, to describe its design, development and operational record. On the Eastern Front the German army needed to counter the Red Army's robust
Date Published :
August 2016
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
150 illustrations & color plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781473833609
Pages : 120
Dimensions : 9.75 X 7.5 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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Along with the Tiger, Sherman and T-34, the Panther ranks as one of the most famous tanks of the Second World War. Anthony Tucker-Jones, in this comprehensive new study of a remarkable fighting vehicle, uses over 100 archive photographs, along with a selection of color profiles, to describe its design, development and operational record.

On the Eastern Front the German army needed to counter the Red Army’s robust and utilitarian T-34 which began to appear in every-growing and eventually decisive numbers. The Panther, the German response, was rapidly conceived and produced under extraordinarily difficult wartime conditions. With its sloping armor and a high-velocity 75mm gun, it proved to be a better medium tank than its predecessor the Mk IV, it was more versatile than the heavyweight Tiger and it was superior to most of the Allied tanks it faced. It also had an important influence on subsequent tank design.

Anthony Tucker-Jones’s photographic history gives a fascinating insight into its wartime career.

About The Author
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Anthony Tucker-Jones is a former defence intelligence officer and a widely published expert on regional conflicts, counter-terrorism and armoured and aerial warfare. He is the author of over thirty books including Falaise: The Flawed Victory, Operation Dragoon: The Liberation of Southern France 1944, Armoured Warfare on the Eastern Front, Tiger I & Tiger II, T-34: The Red Army's Legendary Medium Tank, The Panther Tank: Hitler’s T-34 Killer, The Battle for Budapest 1944-1945 and The Panzer IV: Hitler’s Rock. He is security and terrorism correspondent for intersec – The Journal of International Security and has freelanced for Channel 4 News. For further information his website can be found at www.atuckerjones.com.

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