Jagd Panther Actions

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Matthias Radu
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Post by Matthias Radu » 01 Aug 2005 15:52

There is a mention regarding Jagdpanther action in the east in Michael Reynold's book "Sons of the Reich" on the II. SS-Panzer-Korps:

According to this author, eight Jagdpanthers from 4. Kompanie (thanks Ron for this detail!) / SS-Panzer-Regiment 9 / 9. SS-Panzer-Division "Hohenstaufen" destroyed 15 Soviet Army JS heavy tanks just south of Ösi, Lake Balaton area, Hungary on 21.03.1945 without a single loss.



david Cotton
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Post by david Cotton » 01 Aug 2005 20:57

Hello all,
I can well believe 8 or 9 Jagd panthers taking out 17 JS tanks, without loss. Problem is that those Jagd panthers were probably later destroyed by their own crews.

When ever the Eastern Front is mentioned, it always seemd to boil down to the USSR having masses of tanks and the Germans have better but to few tanks. I do not think the Germans made a mistake in going for quality over quantilty, NATO had the same idea. To me the Germans made the mistake of not getting the best of the supirior equipment into reliable sevice in better numbers.


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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 14 Jul 2007 14:57

More pictures regarding the Jagpanther at Katensen/ II./PLR 130:

Click here!


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Post by F/PAUL » 16 Jul 2007 12:17

In case any of you gentleman are interested, 'Schwere Jagdpanzer' is now available in english (Heavy Jagdpanzer). I have seen it for sale at the Historica Books site and at the Aberdeen Book Store site and I believe it is available through Schiffer Publishing.

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Post by LV » 16 Jul 2007 14:25

Any idea how's the translation? Some (or many) Schiffer and J.J. Fedorowicz books are very poorly translated. One of my 'favorites' in this respect is the Panther and it's Variants, published by Schiffer, not a single German word included in its numerous illustrations has been translated. Criminal activity in my opinion.

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karl stiner
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Post by karl stiner » 18 Jul 2007 18:00

yes i like to get this book if i get the money i have a book on camo types from the jagdpoanther :lol: :P http://www.worldwartwobooks.com/product ... ac233b3206

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Post by Charles Trang » 19 Jul 2007 11:33

The Germans lost many panzers due not only to motor breakdown but also because of their chronic deficiencies in petrol provisions. Anyway, those panzers would not have been lost if they were not retreating but advancing !

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