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Bergepanther Ausf. D,A,G


Price: $34.95
Item Number: PZT 16-1
Manufacturer: Panzer Tracts
Bergepanther Ausf. D,A,G :

This was one of the most exciting projects for the Panzer Tracts team with significant new discoveries. The history of the Bergepanther has been difficult to unravel: firstly, there was a lack of clarity in the original German documentation, secondly, the Allies were only interested in Bergepanther equipped with the 40t winch and associated spade. Now, Panzer Tracts can reveal a much more complete story of the Bergepanther which was essential to the functioning of Panther and Tiger units. Besides the Ausf.A & G we found three different versions converted from the turretless Pz.Kpfw.Panther chassis! Two were new vehicles while the final one was rebuilt from large numbers of Panther Ausf.D in a previously undocumented factory. Between 25% and 30% of all Bergepanther were turretless Panther chassis. Hundreds of hours were spent accurately measuring surviving Bergepanther and drawing at full-scale to create accurate as-built drawings. This 84-page Panzer Tracts is the ultimate primary source reference on the Bergepanther with over 21 pages 1:35 scale drawings and 82 clear, large-format photos, many which have never been seen before.
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