Panzer Tracts No.5-4, Panzerkampfwagen Panther II and Panther Ausfuehrung F, by Thomas L Jentz and Hilary Louis Doyle
Published by Panzer Tracts, 56 pages. A4 size booklet (N6708CHX1)
Please note this title was first published in 2006, and this edition is a recent reissue (the original had a price printed in the top right corner of the front cover, which is missing from this later edition).
This book provides a fascinating account of the Panther II and Panther F panzer tanks during the Second World War, and is illustrated throughout with some black and white photographs, as well as lots of schematic plans and line diagrams showing parts of the tanks themselves.
We spent hundreds of hours accurately measuring the surviving Panther II chassis and the Schmalturm and over a thousand hours drawing at full-scale to create as-built drawings for the first time - accurate to the same tight tolerances demanded of the original assembly firms. Extensive measurement of the Panther II chassis prove that its design is completely different than the Panther Ausf.F chassis. We have selected the unique approach of using 1/10th scale drawings to illustrate the smallest details, while six-view (including right side and belly) 1/35th scale drawings are still used for the complete Panther. We also created drawings of many components to assist modelers in making accurate parts that would be hard to replicate if only drawn at the angle in which they are actually mounted. This book also includes the development history of these rare Panther variants. This 56 page book is heavily illustrated with over 130 scale drawings and 15 clear/rare large-format photos.
Condition of the booklet is generally very good. The cover has one or two minor scuffs but is clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.