Panther German Army Medium Tank

Italian Front, 1944–1945

Dennis Oliver

A key section of this book displays available model kits and aftermarket products, complemented by a gallery of beautifully constructed and painted models in various scales.
Date Published :
December 2022
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
TankCraft
Illustration :
100 color illustrations, 100 mono illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781399065009

Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-OrderPages : 64
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$28.95

Overview
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The Allied invasions of Sicily and the Italian mainland had been met with tenacious resistance by the Germans but the defense consisted for the most part of armored units that were little different to those the British had faced in North Africa. But in early 1944, with the landings at Anzio and Nettuno and the attempt to bypass the German defensive line, the Wehrmacht’s high command began shipping heavier and more powerful tanks to the Southern Front including an increasing number Tigers and Panthers. The initial models of the latter had gone into combat for the first time in July 1943 and it was planned that every Panzer regiment would eventually contain a battalion of these impressive vehicles. Drawing on official documentation and unit histories Dennis Oliver investigates the formations that operated these deservedly famous vehicles and uses archive photos and extensively researched color illustrations to examine the markings, camouflage and technical aspects of the Pzkpfw V tanks that wee an integral part of the German defense of the Italian peninsula. 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 vehicles.

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

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