Dragon DRA61022 German Sd. Kfz. 171 PzKpfw V Panther Ausf. G Medium Tank with Zimmerit - 106.Panzer Brigade Feldherrnhalle, Northern France, 1944 (1:35 Scale)
"If the tank succeeds, then victory follows."
- Major-General Heinz Guderian, "Achtung Panzer!"
In many respects, the Panther tank was viewed as the finest armored fighting vehicle of the Second World War. Based in large part upon the Soviet's highly successful T-34 medium tank, the PzKpfw V Ausfuhrung G was built by several manufacturers including MAN, Daimler-Benz and MNH. Mounting a fearsome 7.5cm KwK42 L/70 cannon and two 7.92mm MG34 machineguns, the Panther Ausf. G represented the third and certainly the most impressive installment in the Panther series.
Dragon Armor's newest large-scale release is a Late Production variant of the Panther G dressed in markings of 106.Panzer Brigade Feldherrnhalle. This new 1:35 scale tank is the first Dragon Armor Panther G bearing a coating of Zimmerit, a feature that has been accurately replicated in miniature. Sold Out!
Length: 10 inches
Width: 4 inches
Release Date: October 2008
Historical Account: "Veterans" - 106.Panzer Brigade Feldherrnhalle was formed in July 1944 from the remnants of the Panzergrenadier-Division "Feldherrnhalle", which was routed during the Russian offensive in June 1944, and re-constituted near the eastern city of Danzig. At its command was none other than Colonel Dr. Franz Bake, awiley veteran of many panzer battles on the eastern front. Although supported by experienced and highly decorated commanders, the bulk of the troops consisted of inexperienced men. Furthermore the lack of fuel meant that the men could practice with the tanks on a superficial basis. In early September the brigade was placed in reserve in the German First Army sector of Lorraine. It would be earmarked for the Lorraine counterattack against Patton's Third Army scheduled for later that month.