Hitler s Panther Tank Battalions 1943 1945Hitler s Panther Tank Battalions 1943 1945

Panther. Variants. (194345). Ausf.D First production series manufactured by MAN, DaimlerBenz, MNH and Henschel. 850 built between January and September 1943. Ausf.A The second production series manufactured by MAN, Daimler-Benz, ...

Author: Ian Baxter

Publisher: Pen and Sword Military

ISBN: 9781526765468


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From July 1943 to the Nazis’ final defeat in May 1945 the Panther main battle tank and its variants were the mainstay of Germany’s armored forces. This superbly engineered fighting vehicle offered a lethal combination of firepower, mobility and protection. As this classic Images of War series title reveals, the Panther saw nonstop fighting on the Eastern, Western and Italian fronts. Using rare and often unpublished contemporary photographs with full captions and authoritative text, it provides a comprehensive coverage of elite Panther battalions in action. The book traces the development of the Panther, for example into tank hunter (Panzerjäger), and also covers the other supporting vehicles that formed part of the Panther battalions’ establishment. These included armored recovery, Bergepanther, halftracks, Sd.kfz.2 Kettenrad, gun tractors and communications vehicles.

Axis Armored Fighting VehiclesAxis Armored Fighting Vehicles

Pictorial History of Tanks of the World, 1915–45. ... Di Guisto, S. I Reparti Panzer nell'Operationszone in Italia, 19431945. Italy: Edizioni Della Laguna, 2002. Doyle, H., and T. Jentz. Panther Variants, 1942–1945.

Author: George Bradford

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811740050


Page: 96

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Filled with 1:72-scale drawings of armored vehicles from Germany, Japan, Italy, Hungary, and Romania.

Kursk 1943Kursk 1943

Doyle, H. andT. Jentz, Panther Variants 1 942-45 (Osprey, London, 1997). A short history of all the variants of the Panther tank. Dragunskii, D.A., Gody v Brone (Voenizdat, Moscow, 1973). Officer in 1st Mech Bde (3rd Mechanized Corps).

Author: Anders Frankson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135268176


Page: 288

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The battle at Kursk in 1943 is often referred to as the greatest tank battle in the history of warfare. This volume makes extensive use of German archival documents as well as various Russian books and articles. As well as an account of the battle, it addresses methodological issues.

Tank Warfare on the Eastern Front 1943 1945Tank Warfare on the Eastern Front 1943 1945

Walter J. Spielberger, Panzer IV and its Variants (Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1993), pp. 60. Spielberger, pp. 80. 25. 26. Tooze, pp. 152–154. Steven J. Zaloga, Panther vs. Sherman: Battle of the Bulge 1944 (Oxford: Osprey ...

Author: Robert Forczyk

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473880924


Page: 288

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By 1943, after the catastrophic German defeat at Stalingrad, the Wehmachts panzer armies gradually lost the initiative on the Eastern Front. The tide of the war had turned. Their combined arms technique, which had swept Soviet forces before it during 1941 and 1942, had lost its edge. Thereafter the war on the Eastern Front was dominated by tank-led offensives and, as Robert Forczyk shows, the Red Armys mechanized forces gained the upper hand, delivering a sequence of powerful blows that shattered one German defensive line after another. His incisive study offers fresh insight into how the two most powerful mechanized armies of the Second World War developed their tank tactics and weaponry during this period of growing Soviet dominance. He uses German, Russian and English sources to provide the first comprehensive overview and analysis of armoured warfare from the German and Soviet perspectives. This major study of the greatest tank war in history is compelling reading.

Panzers at War 1943 1945Panzers at War 1943 1945

The well sloped frontal armour of the Panther and the wide tracks were two features first seen in the T-34. ... From late 1944 to March of 1945, some Panzerkampfwagen V Panther Ausf G's (and other variants) mounted with FG 1250 were ...


Publisher: Coda Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781908538260



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Panther Medium Tank 1942 45Panther Medium Tank 1942 45

According to Jentz, the Germans delivered a total of 5943 Panther tanks – including 350 command variants – during a 28-month production run from January 1943 to April 1945. This total comprised 850 Model D Panthers, ...

Author: Stephen A. Hart

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782000648


Page: 48

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The Panzerkampfwagen V Panther is one of the best-known German tanks in existence and is considered one of the greatest tanks of World War II. When in June of 1941, Germany invaded Russia, Panzertruppe encountered KV series and T-34/76 tanks, far superior in firepower and armour protection to any Panzer in service at the time. It was therefore decided to design a new more powerful medium tank, which could be quickly put into production. This book details the result, the Medium Battle Tank, available for service in January 1943. Later models ensured that it became one of the most feared tanks of WWII.

Hitler s ArmiesHitler s Armies

A history of the German War Machine 1939–45 Chris McNab ... NVG 1 Kingtiger Heavy Tank 1942–45, Tom Jentz and Hilary Doyle (1993) NVG 22 Panther Variants 1942–45, Tom Jentz and Hilary Doyle (1987) WARRIOR SERIES WAR 2 Waffen-SS Soldier ...

Author: Chris McNab

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849088862


Page: 424

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The definitive work on Hitler's war machine charting its evolution from the formidable force which won stunning victories during the Blitzkrieg in 1940, to the hard campaigns it fought in the deserts of North Africa and the frozen wastelands of the Soviet Union to the eventual retreat to the Fatherland itself. Drawing upon Osprey Publishing's unique archive, this volume expertly weaves together the story of the development and deployment of Hitler's armies displayed alongside a stunning collection of original artwork and photographs to show the kit and equipment of the various land forces.

Hitlers Heavy Panzers 1943 1945Hitlers Heavy Panzers 1943 1945

The crew of a Panther Ausf.D variant pose for the camera prior to operations in early June 1943. This photograph was taken one month prior to the Kursk operation. Hitler had insisted that the Panther be ready for the largest tank battle ...

Author: Ian Baxter

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473881136


Page: 144

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This work with its in-depth text, captions and rare images chronicles the last desperate years of the Wehrmacht Panzerwaffe. Despite a worsening strategic situation both on the Eastern Front and in the West, Hitlers Panzers and their highly motivated crews showed superior tactical abilities and killing power abut such was the overall picture that this was not enough to alter the course of the war as the Allies closed remorselessly in on Berlin.Covered in this superb book are many variants, some well known and others less so including often modified, up-armoured and up-gunned models. Copious images of Tigers 1 and 11, Panzerjager, Panthers, Panzer 4s, StuG IV and III, Wespes, Hummels are provided as well as other fine examples of German engineering.

The WehrmachtThe Wehrmacht

The German Army in World War II, 1939-1945 Tim Ripley. Later. Panzer. Divisions. The winter battles in the Ukraine on the Eastern Front during late 1943 and into 1944 bled the elite of the panzer ... Panther Variants 1942-1945.

Author: Tim Ripley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135970345


Page: 352

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To see the foreword, the introduction, a generous selection of sample pages, and more, visit the website The Wehrmacht website. In this unique volume, expert Tim Ripley introduces the reader to the world of the German army, covering in detail concepts such as mobile defense and the formidable Blitzkrieg, and explains why the Wehrmacht was able to fight so long, with such fearsome effectiveness. Also includes 180 color and black and white maps and illustrations.

Hitler s TanksHitler s Tanks

New Vanguard Series: NVG 01 – Tom Jentz & Hilary Doyle, Kingtiger Heavy Tank 1942–45 (1993) NVG 05 – Tom Jentz & Hilary Doyle, Tiger I Heavy Tank 1942–45 (1993) NVG 22 – Tom Jentz & Hilary Doyle, Panther Variants 1942–45 (1987) NVG 26– ...

Author: Chris McNab

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472839770


Page: 336

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The Panzers that rolled over Europe were Germany's most famous fighting force, and are some of the most enduring symbols of World War II. However, at the start of the war, Germany's tanks were nothing extraordinary and it was operational encounters such as facing the Soviet T-34 during Operation Barbarossa which prompted their intensive development. Tactical innovation gave them an edge where technological development had not, making Hitler's tanks a formidable enemy. Hitler's Tanks details the development and operational history of the light Panzer I and II, developed in the 1930s, the medium tanks that were the backbone of the Panzer Divisions, the Tiger, and the formidable King Tiger, the heaviest tank to see combat in World War II. Drawing on Osprey's unique and extensive armour archive, Chris McNab skilfully weaves together the story of the fearsome tanks that transformed armoured warfare and revolutionised land warfare forever.


5-2 Panzerkampfwagen “Panther“ Ausfuehrung A (Jentz) 45 Panzer V tanks see Panther tanks Panzerbefehlswagen ... 10, 14–18, 22, 28 1943: 33, 35, 38–40, 133, 163 S-35 medium tanks 14 Sator, Tom 179–180 Saur, Karl-Otter 25–28 Schmalturn ...

Author: Michael Green

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782000921


Page: 288

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In most people's opinion, the German Panther tank was the most elegant tank design of World War II. It embodied a balance of firepower, armor protection, and mobility unmatched by any other tank of the period. Yet, it was not the war-winner it might have been. Author Mike Green examines the disparity between the potential of the Panther design and the actuality of the fielded Panther tank in this new book. Though many viewed the Panther as an engineering masterpiece and a technological breakthrough, it failed to meet expectations on the battlefield, and thus proved a major setback to Hitler's dreams of world domination. Green explores the evolution, and devolution, of the Panther, providing keen insight and new reasons for its ultimate failure.

M26 M46 Pershing Tank 1943 53M26 M46 Pershing Tank 1943 53

185532864X MAA 340 THE ITALIAN ARMY 1940-45 ( I ) EUROPE 1940-43 1855329956 MAA 342 THE US ARMY IN WORLD WAR II ( 1 ) ... 2 HEAVY TANKS 1939-45 1855324768 NVG 022 PANTHER VARIANTS 1942-45 1855328461 NVG 025 SDKFZ 251 HALF TRACK 1939-45 ...

Author: Steven J. Zaloga

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 1841762024


Page: 48

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From the moment that the M4 Sherman had been matched against German Panther and Tiger tanks, the American tank crews had known that their vehicles were outclassed by the opposition. What was needed was a more powerful tank, more heavily armed and armored, that could take-on the powerful German panzers on a more equal footing. Although it took time to develop by the latter months of the war numbers of M26 Pershing tanks were reaching the frontline US armored units. Well armored and with a powerful 90mm gun the Pershing was a match for any tank in the German order of battle.

Fifth Army in Italy 1943 1945Fifth Army in Italy 1943 1945

In an attempt to enhance the Sherman's performance some models were fitted with the successful 17- pounder gun, which enabled the tank to level the ground against the Panther and Tiger. This variant, the Firefly, was introduced to ...

Author: Ian Blackwell

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781783032440


Page: 288

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The US Fifth Army first saw action during the Salerno Landings in September 1943. While commanded by US Lieutenant General Mark Clark, from the outset one of its two Corps was the X (British) Corps; the other V1 (US) Corps.The French Expeditionary Corps, the Brazilian Expeditionary Force, the South African Armoured Division, the Italian Co-Belligerent forces, formations from the New Zealand Corps and the 4th Indian Division, demonstrate the multi-national composition of Fifth Army.Clarks Fifth Army was itself part of the Fifteenth Army Group, commanded by Field Marshal Alexander. Alexanders light and diplomatic touch oiled the wheels of this uneasy arrangement but inevitably, there were tensions and disagreements that threatened success.The low priority accorded to Italy as compared with OVERLORD and NW Europe did not help matters. Seen as a backwater, crack units were taken away and insufficient resources allocated to the Italian Campaign. This combined with the tenacity of the Germans, the difficult terrain and the harsh climate caused real problems. Allied morale was at times particularly brittle and desertion rates worryingly high.This superbly researched book objectively examines the performance of Fifth Army against this complex and troublesome backdrop. The authors findings make for informative and fascinating reading.

Panther TanksPanther Tanks

With the exception of the Tiger, the Pzkpfw V Panther is probably the best known German armoured fighting vehicle of ... on both the Eastern and Western Fronts, the Panther ausf A was the most commonly encountered variant and in this ...

Author: Dennis Oliver

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526755919


Page: 64

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In late 1944 and 1945 the Panther tank played an important role in Germany’s desperate efforts to stem the Allied advance on the Western Front. The Panther, perhaps the best armored vehicle produced by Germany during the Second World War, was a key element in the Wehrmacht’s defensive tactics, in rearguard actions and counterattacks, and it took a prominent part in the last German offensive of the war, in the Ardennes during the Battle of the Bulge. So it is an ideal subject for Dennis Oliver’s latest volume in the TankCraft series. He uses archive photos and extensively researched color illustrations to examine the Panther tanks and units of the German army and Waffen-SS panzer battalions that struggled to resist the Allied onslaught. 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.

SdKfz 251 Half Track 1939 45SdKfz 251 Half Track 1939 45

... Flamethrowers 1941-45 New Vanguard 19 Stug III-Assault Gun 1940-42 New Vanguard 22 Panther Variants 1942-45 New Vanguard 26 German Light Panzers 1932-42 Men At Arms 24 Panzer Divisions Campaign 5 Ardennes 1944 Campaign 16 Kursk 1943 ...

Author: Bruce Culver

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782001386


Page: 48

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Following in the best traditions of German ingenuity in design and construction of armoured vehicles, the SdKfz 251 firmly realised the concept of a competent cross-country tactical vehicle for armoured infantry units. So successful was this half-track that not only did a modified version of it remain in use with Czech forces well into the 1980s but also, ironically, the armoured infantry tactics that the Germans pioneered with it were adopted by Allied forces in the Second World War and helped them to achieve the eventual defeat of Germany. This book covers the genesis and development of the SdKfz 251, and details the numerous modifications and variations that sprang from combat experience.

Armored ChampionArmored Champion

Panther & Its Variants. Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 1993. ———. ... Panzers 35(t) and 38(t) and their Variants 1920–1945. Atglen, PA: Schiffer, 2008. ... Bronevoy shchit Stalina: Istoriya sovetskogo tanka 1937–1943. Moscow: Yauza, 2006. ———.

Author: Steven Zaloga

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811714372


Page: 336

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Armor expert Zaloga enters the battle over the best tanks of World War II with this heavy-caliber blast of a book armed with more than forty years of research. • Provocative but fact-based rankings of the tanks that fought the Second World War • Breaks the war into eight periods and declares Tanker's Choice and Commander's Choice for each • Champions include the German Panzer IV and Tiger, Soviet T-34, American Pershing, and a few surprises • Compares tanks' firepower, armor protection, and mobility as well as dependability, affordability, tactics, training, and overall combat performance • Relies on extensive documentation from archives, government studies, and published sources—much of which has never been published in English before • Supported by dozens of charts and diagrams and hundreds of photos

Ferdinand and Elefant Tank DestroyerFerdinand and Elefant Tank Destroyer

No extra armour was added to the basic VK45.01(P) chassis. (Historyfacts) V Panther medium tank entered service. By April 1943, it was decided to introduce the Bergepanther, a special variant of the Panther chassis.

Author: Thomas Anderson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472813466


Page: 256

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This is the story of the largest and statistically most successful tank destroyer of World War II. The Ferdinand was a true behemoth, and although only 91 examples were built, they took a savage toll of Soviet armour in the Battle of Kursk and subsequent operations on the Eastern Front. This study explores the technical development and combat deployment of this remarkable vehicle, from its' origins in the Porsche Tiger Tank through its deployment under the designation 'Ferdinand' in the Citadel offensive, to its modification and redesignation as the 'Elefant' and final use in the desperate Battle of Berlin. Drawing on original archival material from within Germany, private collections and heretofore unpublished photographs this title is an essential illustrated history to one of the most famous armoured vehicles ever built.

The World s Most Powerful TanksThe World s Most Powerful Tanks

In August 1943, an improved Panther, designated Ausf A in a rather odd sequence, entered production and nearly 2200 were ... The most numerous Panther variant was the Ausf G, which incorporated improvements to the exhaust system, ...

Author: Michael E. Haskew

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781499465570


Page: 224

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The World’s Most Powerful Tanks is an expert examination of the most successful tanks of the past hundred years. Beginning with the prototype Mark V Male in 1917, the book features 52 of the best armored fighting vehicles from World War I, World War II, through the Cold War to today. Each entry is examined over two spreads and includes a brief description of the tank’s development and history, a color profile artwork, photographs, key features, and specifications tables. Packed with more than 200 artworks and photographs, The World’s Most Powerful Tanks is a colorful guide for the military historian and military technology enthusiast.