The German Panther tank was almost certainly the most elegant design of WWII. 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 his new book. Though many viewed the Panther as an engineering masterpiece and a technological breakthrough, the Panther failed to meet expectations on the battlefield, thereby crushing 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.
"Vintage images abound in a fine history of the Panther's evolution and influence ... a top recommendation for any collection strong in World War II equipment..." - The Midwest Book Review (November 2012)
"The authors have written a clear, concise account accompanied by more than 100 excellent photographs and drawings describing the various components of the Panther." - WWII History Magazine (June 2013)