Panther Medium Tank 1942-45 (New Vanguard No. 67)
Author(s): Stephen A Hart
Illustrator(s): Jim Laurier
Publication: Osprey Publishing, 2003
Publisher's Description: 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 Russian KV series and T-34/76 tanks, far superior in firepower and armour protection to any panzers 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 resulting Panther which was available for service in January 1943. Later models ensured that it became one of the most feared tanks of World War II.
Contents: Development History -- Panther Model D -- Panther II -- Panther Model A -- Panther Model G -- Panther Model F -- The Panther Assessed