Panther: Autopsy and Restoration

The Panther Restoration at the Saumur Tank Museum

Jose Duquesne

A heavily illustrated report on the restoration of one of the French Tank Museum's most famous Panzers
Publication date:
June 2017
Publisher :
Histoire et Collections
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ISBN : 9782352504764
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• Popular topic for tank modellers
• Few surviving examples
• Full restoration from the ground up
• Traceable provenance for that particular tank

The famous French Army Tank Museum at Saumur hosts the largest and richest collection of German Panzers in the World, and its new Panther is certainly one of the best examples of this steel predator. Part of a pair of tanks captured in running order by the famous French 2nd Armoured Division late in 1944 in Eastern France, it has been brought back to its former splendour by a dedicated team from the French Army Musée des Blindés.

Having withered outdoors in front of the Hôtel des Invalides near the banks of the Seine in Paris for half a century, this book tells the story of a famous machine and its metamorphosis from the lifeless shadow of its former self. The long and painstaking restoration is depicted page after page, revealing a wealth of technical information about the innards of the beast. Amateur historians and modellers alike will enjoy discovering this famous machine in painstaking detail.