Any Interest in a Panther Back date ?

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Who Wants a Panther Backdate.

1. I do
6
75%
2. I do not
1
13%
3. Other Panther Mod ?
1
13%
 
Total votes: 8

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Any Interest in a Panther Back date ?

Post by pickelhaube » Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:40 pm

I touched on this in my Jagdpanther post.

I am pretty sure that this would be easy . My intentions were to make the small mods that convert a G to a D .

A little more work but hopefully the parts will be an easy swap out after the old has been cut out.

Mantlet without chin.
Radiator without high box
Altered driving and radio hatch panel .
Old style exaust set up.
Dovetail rear fender. Not sure how I would do this mod without looking into if further.

Maybe $50 for the mods ????????????????????

Interest ?
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Re: Any Interest in a Panther Back date ?

Post by CanberraPaul » Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:34 pm

I voted yes. I think that this would be good!!

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Re: Any Interest in a Panther Back date ?

Post by normandy » Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:23 pm

I'd go for it, I voted yes.
I'm working on a early Panther G....

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...and a D version would be very welcomed, go for it Pickel!

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Re: Any Interest in a Panther Back date ?

Post by Jnewboy » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:02 pm

The Ausf A without the side skirts and the Zimmerit coat is in my opinion the most beautiful tank. It just looks right. Its the classic Panther. It just has beautiful lines. I wish I could get a 1/16 kit of it.

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Re: Any Interest in a Panther Back date ?

Post by blitzhazed » Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:29 pm

YES PLEASE thankyou matthew
RHG/D HCR

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Re: Any Interest in a Panther Back date ?

Post by pickelhaube » Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:55 pm

Anyone else interested ?
Kirk Douglas : Mine hit the ground first
John Wayne : Mine was taller



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Re: Any Interest in a Panther Back date ?

Post by 1958Zelda » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:15 am

i'll take two

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Re: Any Interest in a Panther Back date ?

Post by blitzhazed » Sun Mar 29, 2015 1:26 am

bump
RHG/D HCR

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Re: Any Interest in a Panther Back date ?

Post by pickelhaube » Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:33 am

I am sure most of you guys know the history or time line of the Panther .

here is a refresher course on notaceble changes.

Panther D
simple drum copula
small verticle cover for bow mg
rectangle cover for forward looking vision block mounted on bow
armor wedge to rear of side hull
single exhaust stacks
PINWHEEL TYPE RADIATOR COVERS
mostly no zimmerit ( some really late versions had field applied ? )

Panther A

introduction of cast copula with multipul vision blocks
introduction of ball socket for bow mg
mutipul arrays of exaust ( constantly changing )
PINWHEEL COVER ARMOR COVER ONE SIDE STRAIT ON THE OTHER
introduction of zimmerit from the factory ( early production did not have it along with late production )


Panther G

removal of bow vision block moved to top of hull
removal of armored wedge armor of side hull stream lined from fron to back cover area that was protected by the " wedge "
use of zimmerit terminated
introduction of exhaust cover with vent fan ( the exhaust would glow red hot a tell tale sign for the enemy )
SIMPLIFIED RADIATOR ARMOR COVER BOTH SIDES
introduction of tall boxed radiator cover ( late )
introduction of chin mantlet ( late )

location of pioneer and all other gear was constantly changing all though out the life of the panther.

There where other changes like bolts in wheels different hub caps for main drive and odds and ends on top of the turret as well as on the rear deck but to me not worth mentioning .
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Re: Any Interest in a Panther Back date ?

Post by normandy » Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:41 am

Hey Pickel, I'll get you some more pics but here's one of the early Panther G we talked about.

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well make that two....

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Re: Any Interest in a Panther Back date ?

Post by maritime96 » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:49 am

Looking good Normandy.
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