Panther by Mike Green
Germany's quest for combat dominance (General Military)

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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.
 

About Mike Green

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Michael Green is a freelance writer, researcher, and photographer. He specializes in military subjects and has authored and coauthored more than 90 books. His books have been translated into a number of languages, including German, Japanese, and Georgian. In addition, Mr. Green has authored and coauthored numerous articles for a variety of national and international military-related magazines including Armor, The Magazine of Mobile Warfare, and Jane's Defense Weekly. Mr. Green is a lifetime member of the Marine Corps Tanker's Association and a tour guide at the Military Vehicle Technology Foundation.
 
Published July 24, 2012 by Osprey Publishing. 256 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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