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PzKpfw V Ausf A, D & G Panther (Tanks in Detail) Paperback – 1 May 2003


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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing; First edition (1 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0711029415
  • ISBN-13: 978-0711029415
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 19 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,316,191 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jonathan Forty lives in Dorset and is the author of a number of books and has actively assisted his father in recent years researching and complling books on a range of military subjects. George Forty served in the Tank Regiment, where he reached the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. After active service, he took over as curator of the Tank Museum and began a second career as one of Britain's foremost military historians. He is the author of numerous books on military many of which have been for Ian Allan Publishing, including Channel Islands at War, The Battle of Crete and, the latest published in November 2002, Fortress Europe.

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 25 Jun. 2004
Format: Paperback
This book is similar in style to the popular New Vangaurd series and will be just as useful to modellers and enthusiasts. It covers the design, development, production and technical features of the Panther and Bergpanther. The Jagdpanther only gets cursory mention because the publishers are saving it for another book. There are several colour pages devoted to markings and insignia. There are some drawings and lots of photographs, all of which are reasonably large. The vehicle interior is especially well documented.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Jürs on 26 July 2005
Format: Paperback
This is the worst book on the Panther I have ever read. Actually I do believe that its the worst book ever written on the subject.
First - the book is full of errors: Panther A's are referred to as Gs or Ds and visa versa.
Its not that every pages has some kind of error - but its bloody close!
Many of the pics are of a rather bad condition (other publications proove that much better photos are available)- a lot of pictures show destroyed panthers in destroyed factories or interiors in destroyed vehicles. A too large part of the pages are used for rarities as US M10 tank destroyer panther/mock up and the use of Panther turrets in static defenses.
The space could have been used for pictures of panthers in action (of wich there are almost none).
The book looks to me as if it was done halfhearted using a scrap together of pictures and drawings - instead of good research.
There are many good books on the Panther tank - so buy one of theese instead.
The form here forces me to give one star - but don't think that I mean to give one!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
An Excellent Reference For Your Workbench 7 Aug. 2005
By Penelope Heathcliff Barnaby - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
If you build scale models of tanks, this series of books is for you. Dimensionally small enough to fit on your workbench without taking up much space, but packed to the gills with lots of great information.

This book covers the best tank of WW2, the Panzer V Panther (hey, no booing from the T-34 crowd!). As always, Jonathan Forty's text is concise, easy to read and absorb. The photos are spectacular. I thought that the Panther was pretty well covered in photos by now, but there were still some pictures in this book that I had never seen before.

We're also treated to many wonderful line drawings that are crisp and easy to discern. Color illustrations depicting camo patterns, identification, etc. is also included. There are plenty of interior photos, engine details, and gun as well as photos of a Panther factory.

There is even a discussion and photos of the "Ersatz M10". This was a conversion performed on some Panthers to make them look like the US M10 tank destroyer so they could slip behind enemy lines as "friendlies" and wreak havoc.

All in all, a great book from a great series of books. Note that this only covers the standard turret versions of the Panther. If you're looking for coverage of the Jagdpanther, you'll have to look into the Tanks In Detail book on Jagdpanzers.
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